24 Hour of Code Resources for Teachers and Schools

Does your school participate in the Hour of Code each December? Looking to integrate computer science into the school day all year long? Here are a handful of my favorite resources for computer science and coding. Teachers who are ready to jump into the Hour of Code or looking for inspiration as they design a new curriculum will […]

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6 Reasons to Use Templates for Building Activities with Ormiboard

I love templates! They make it easy to get started with a new tool and I always find that templates give me a spark of inspiration when my brain might feel fried at the end of day. You may have seen an one of my posts from earlier this year on Ormiboard. This interactive lesson building tool […]

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Hour of Code Webinars for Teachers and Students from Nepris

The countdown is on! Are you ready for Hour of Code? Hour of Code is a special week dedicated to helping students understand the power of computer science. The folks at Nepris understand just how important this week is for schools across the world. They also understand how incorporating Hour of Code lessons into regular […]

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Best Technology for Schools Grant Program

Looking for a school grant program? As part of their work to support Internet safety in schools, Impero Software has released a new white paper on digital citizenship and launched a grant competition for school technology. The $2.5 million Best Technology for Schools grant program celebrates Impero’s 10 millionth student user. The grant lets schools apply for between $1,250 […]

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4 Ways to Create an Authentic Audience for Students

Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to talk to teachers across the country about the ways they are turning their students into creators. Digital tools make it easier than ever for our student creators to share their work with the world beyond the classroom. When I share how to use my favorite tools, […]

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How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts

  Podcasts are a great way to help strengthen student listening skills. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio program or television episode. A wide range of organizations and individuals host podcasts and share their thinking around a topic through this medium. You can access podcasts through iTunes and the Podcast app […]

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How-To Use QR Codes to Curate Resources for Students

If you’ve heard me speak about the power of scannable technology in education, or checked out my book, you might be familiar with my ACES Framework. The ACES Framework is the tool I use to discuss deeper learning with scannable technology. When it comes to finding resources for your classroom, the C of the ACES […]

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10 Low-Cost, Techy Gift Ideas for Teachers

Since it is the season for giving thanks I wanted to give a cheat sheet with some low-cost options for gifting the techy educator in your life. In this list I’ve shared a handful of under $20 gifts for teachers who are super-users of technology. If you scroll to the bottom of the list you’ll […]

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5 Ways to Bring Literature to Life with Buncee

Buncee is a fantastic tool for creating digital content. This web-based creation and presentation tool is ideal for students, grades K-12, to create visuals for a wide variety of lessons. Some of the best ways I’ve seen Buncee used is for English Language Arts activities and ELA projects. Buncee’s vast creation tool library allows students […]

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How-To 3D Print a Virtual Reality Headset

So last month I shared how excited I am about my Makerbot 3D printer and the potential for 3D printing in education (read the post here). Although I’ve been creating some of my own designs in Tinkercad, one of the coolest things I’ve found on are instructions to print virtual reality headsets. If you follow my […]

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