Code-a-Thon Free Nationwide Competition for K-8 Students

If you’re looking to get students coding this school year the folks at Learning.com have a totally free, nationwide competition for elementary and middle school students. Code-a-Thon will be held from November 14-18, 2016 and is open to schools across the country. The goal of this special event is to provide K-8 students with an introduction to […]

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6 Reasons I’m Super Excited About 3D Printing in Education

A few weeks ago I signed for a delivery that has totally changed the way I think about a hot topic in educational technology. I’m no stranger to skepticism of technology in the classroom. As someone who travels to schools to support teachers with technology integration and who wrote a book on QR Codes, I find […]

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5 Special Features of mysimpleshow Explainer Video Tool

This summer I shared mysimpleshow, a tool that lets teachers create their own explainer video for free. With this web-based video tool teachers and students can make their own animated explainer video. It’s free to use and teachers can create videos that show students how to complete a task, or use it as an option for […]

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4 Ways to Use ThinkCERCA’s Election-Focused Graphic Organizers

Are you looking to incorporate the presidential election into your lessons? You’ll want to check out the totally free, printable graphic organizers from ThinkCERCA! Earlier this month I had the chance to preview ThinkCERCA’s special Teach the Elections tips and resources for teachers. ThinkCERCA is an online literacy platform for teaching critical thinking through argumentative writing and they’ve created a set of […]

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6 Reasons to Use Newsela’s Students Vote 2016 in Your Classroom

As a classroom teacher I loved incorporating elections into the classroom. I love social studies, current events and informational text so I took advantage of this season during a few past presidential elections. Well the awesome team at Newsela has a special section of their website dedicated to the election. Newsela’s Students Vote 2016 is […]

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Create & Share Lessons: Kids Discover Online #XCurricular Contest

I’m super excited to share a special opportunity from Kids Discover Online. They have a special contest going on now for teachers and there’s still time to enter. The Kids Discover’s Cross-Curricular (#XCurricular) Contest challenges educators to create engaging and imaginative cross-curricular lessons using at least one Kids Discover resource. Their goal is to encourage teachers to create […]

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WriteReader K-5 Early Literacy Tool for Authoring Books

WriteReader is an ELA and ELL early literacy tool that focuses on supporting elementary school students. With WriteReader kids can author books while learning how to read and write thanks to the phonics support built into this tool — designed to support early literacy development. The idea behind WriteReader is to give kids the opportunity to learn through creation and through their […]

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5 Ways Bloomz Translation Can Transform Parent Communication

Earlier this year I shared the super cool parent communication tool Bloomz. The team at Bloomz has a terrific feature for teachers and families which will totally transform the way educators communicate with families who speak another language. Parents who use Bloomz can translate posts, events, announcements, alerts and even comments posted by teachers into their […]

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6 Ways to Promote Collaboration with Ormiboard Interactive Student Tool

Are you looking to promote collaboration among your students? Ormiboard is a fantastic teacher tool that gives educators the power to create their own interactive presentations for students. Not only can teachers create personalized experience for students, they can promote collaboration in everyday lessons.With Ormiboard students can work together to explore class content using this totally interactive tool. 6 Ways to Promote […]

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3 Tech Tips for Parent Newsletters

How do you share information with families during the school year? Parent newsletters are a great way to keep parents in the loop about what is happening in your classroom. A newsletter can include classroom stories, details about upcoming events, and suggestions for how families can support their children’s academic growth at home. Technology tools can make it […]

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