8 Ways to Check for Understanding with Nearpod

Technology tools can transform the way a check for understanding happens in the classroom. Nearpod is a favorite formative assessment tool that can be used to monitor student progress during a lesson while engaging students with interactive activities. Earlier this year I shared some of the ways Nearpod transformed my teaching in the classroom and…

4 Ways Virtual Field Trips Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Are you ready to jump into a new social studies lesson? Virtual field trips can enhance social studies lessons by transporting students to new places, introducing them to new vocabulary words, helping students build background knowledge, and promoting discussions based on observations. When logistical challenges prevent the “real thing” a virtual field trip will definitely…

9 Must-Have Virtual Reality Tools for Teaching with Google Cardboard

Yesterday I had the chance to lead a session for teachers on favorite tools for the reading classroom at the State of Maryland’s Annual Reading Conference. So what does this have to do with Google Cardboard? Well halfway through the session I shared Nearpod, a fantastic formative assessment (aka #FormativeTech) tool for teachers. In addition…

Mathematics for Young Learners Free Webinar from ORIGO Education

If you’re looking for a totally free professional development event, make sure to add this free math webinar from ORIGO Education to your calendar. ORIGO Education’s first webinar on early number concepts will be held on April 26th. They are sponsoring a new mathematics community on edWeb.net and providing free professional development and resources for teachers working with…