Telestory Lesson Ideas for Moviemaking and Digital Storytelling

Digital tools can help students demonstrate their understanding and apply what they’ve learned in engaging, real world contexts. What I love about the Telestory app from Launchpad Toys is how students can quickly and easily become creators. Although there are other apps that let you create a book trailer or share a special moment (see […]

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My New Book is Now Available! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Press, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing […]

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Barefoot World Atlas App for Research and Exploration

The days of flipping through an encyclopedia and atlas are over in most classrooms. It is essential that we provide students with access to text types that are true to the digital world. One app that I absolutely love is Barefoot World Atlas from the folks at Touchpress. You might be familiar with some of […]

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Reading on Digital Devices: Use Annotation to Push Student Thinking

Here’s my new post for Kami’s blog about! Click here to check out the original. The world of education has changed greatly with the introduction of tablet technology. Students can interact with content in a completely new way, and teachers are adapting to these changes. When students read on a digital device, the experience of reading is altered. Highlighters, sticky notes, […]

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15 Free Mobile Apps for Math Practice

Finding the right math app to support struggling students can be a challenge. I’ve created this list of 15 free mobile apps for math practice to help guide teachers in the right direction as they search for tools to support their students. You might decide to bring these into stations or recommend to families for […]

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Front Row: Personalized Math + ELA Practice

  Front Row is a free, all-in-one program for math and reading comprehension that ensures every student receives high-quality, individualized practice. By addressing student weaknesses and building off strengths, Front Row is designed to increase confidence and promote growth in all students, regardless of their ability level. Teachers can assign a specific standard for students to […]

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Visme Presentation Tool & Infographic Maker

Visme is an simple-to-use online tool that makes it easy create infographics and presentations straight from your web browser. This laptop and Chromebook-friendly tool is perfect for teachers and students looking to design presentation slides or display data on infographics. It includes support for users of all levels, whether they are a pro at designing visuals or just […]

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SMART Board Notebook Lessons from Modern Chalkboard

Modern Chalkboard is a great resource for teachers looking for SMART Board Notebook lessons. With content for Kindergarten through fifth grade Modern Chalkboard has math lessons on a range of topics. Teachers can find lessons on topics like area, perimeter, addition, multiplication, fractions, and more. In addition to math lessons, Modern Chalkboard also gives teachers […]

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TOTI Virtual Teaching Online Learning Center for Readers

TOTI Virtual Teaching is an online learning center for teens and adults struggling to read. They offer intensive teaching and practice teen and adult readers can access from home. Their certified teachers have Special Ed and ESL qualifications and meet students online once a week. The TOTI Virtual Teaching practice tool is filled with content for older readers and […]

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3 Ways to Use #ScannableTech in After School Programs

I’ve very excited to host a master class on Scannable Technology at the BOOST Conference this April.  My new book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom includes lots of ways teachers can use #ScannableTech with students.  Many of the ideas and activities I share are perfect for […]

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