3 Ways Pythonroom Makes It Easy to Start a Coding Class

Have you decided to start a coding class this year? I’m really excited about Pythonroom. This online platform is perfect for teachers looking to teach a computer science to their students but not sure where to get started. If you haven’t heard of Pythonroom, it’s the industry’s first totally autonomous coding education management system. It is the […]

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5 Reasons to Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom

Earlier this year I shared QuoDeck an interactive learning content creator that promotes game-based learning. QuoDeck is a learning tool that lets teachers create and host content with a few simple steps. Users are able to create interactive learning content all in one place. This content creator includes gamified decks, quizzes, flashcards, assessments, learning games, and […]

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6 3D Printing Lesson Plans from MakerBot’s Thingiverse

Have you thought about 3D printing with students? MakerBot’s Thingiverse is best known as a 3D design sharing website. It also has STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) 3D printing lesson plans for educators across the world to use in their classrooms. MakerBot’s Learning Team has been curating and sharing some of the best […]

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TIME For Kids Classroom App for Interactive Current Events Articles

The TIME For Kids (TFK) Digital Edition is an engaging, web-based platform for teaching literacy, social studies and science with current events. This interactive resource is available on any device with an internet connection and takes learning deeper through authentic, high-quality nonfiction articles, written specifically for each grade level by a dedicated editorial team. TFK […]

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4 Tips for Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps: Quality vs. Quantity

You’ve been there. Open a new device and make a quick visit to the App Store. A simple search turns into download wheels spinning for lots of different apps. With thousands of free (and paid) back-to-school apps to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. During conferences and school visits, I’ve given plenty […]

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Haiku Deck Classroom: Brand New for Teachers

Haiku Deck is a long-time favorite presentation tool. Anyone can create beautiful and engaging presentations quickly and easily on a web browser, iPad, and iPhone app. If you love this presentation tool too, you’ll be excited about their recent release. Now they’ve come out with a new product just for educators called, Haiku Deck Classroom. Haiku Deck Classroom […]

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5 Ways to Keep the Olympics Going All School Year

It’s over… or is it. The Olympics might have come to an end this summer but you can still bring the excitement from this global event into your classroom. This list doesn’t include Olympic lesson plans but instead provides ideas for how to make connections to the summer games throughout the school year. I hope you’ll find a […]

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The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards Based Learning

If you’re looking for Common Core resources, Sargy Letuchy a high school ESL teacher from the Chicago area has put together a paperback and ebook resource for educators. This resource is title The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards Based Learning, Common Core 6-12. It’s a compilation of innovative visual instructional tools designed for English, Science, and History […]

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7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson

Searching for informational text or the perfect short passage for your next lesson? Integrating current events into your lessons is a powerful way to reach multiple educational goals. I’m a big fan of a current events lesson that introduce students to big ideas about the world while setting a purpose for learning. One of my […]

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Creating App Lists for Families

Back-to-school is a popular time to share resource lists with families. As educators, we know that dialogue with parents might start at events early in the school year, but it definitely doesn’t stop there. As a classroom teacher using iPads one-to-one with students, I often heard the following question from parents: “What type of apps […]

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