22 Connected Educator Books for Teachers: Ideas and Inspiration for Teaching

Wow, talk about a reading list! The team at Corwin Press developed the Connected Educator books are a series of 22 texts designed to help teachers make the most of the digital world. These short, powerful texts bring together a range of voices from heavy hitters in the space of education. Published over the course…

5 Independent Reading Apps and Websites (with a Bookmarking Tip!)

Do your students have access to quality, digital texts? Students with digital devices in their hands should know where to go to access digital texts. There are many websites and apps where students can go to find high-interest, leveled content to read. I love tools that let students skim and search for short passages of…

7 Favorite Nearpod Virtual Reality Lessons

Looking to bring virtual reality to your classroom? Nearpod’s virtual reality lessons provide students with fantastic ways to experience learning material. I’m a big fan of Nearpod and have shared some of the reasons I love this tool in past posts (like this one). As a one-to-one classroom teacher I used Nearpod with my students in…

T-TESS Flip Chart from National K-12 Publisher Mentoring Minds

There’s a new resource for teachers now available from the folks at Mentoring Minds. The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) is designed to support educators in their professional development. The T-TESS Flip Chart is a resource from Mentoring Minds to help make conversations around professional growth meaningful and effective. Mentoring Minds is a national K-12…

New Ways Teachers are Using Soundtrap Collaborative Music & Podcast Tool

Have you tried this yet? A few months ago I watched a live demo of Soundtrap. This collaborative music and podcast tool is being used by teachers and students around the world. Soundtrap is a web-browser and tablet friendly tool for education that puts powerful audio recording options in the hands of students of all ages.…