Adobe Slate on the Web: iPad & Browser Creation Tool

Creation tools empower students to tell their own stories and demonstrate their understanding.  I’m a big fan of Adobe Slate which is available on the web and on iOS devices.  This powerful tool lets users create their own visual presentations hosted on the web.  Students combine images, text, and links and choose from multiple themes. […]

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2015’s EdTech Trends in Review

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a fantastic time to look back on the big trends of 2015. Moving forward into a new year offers promises of continued innovation in the educational technology space. In classrooms across the country, educators are thinking about how to integrate technology into their instruction to engage students, […]

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5 Wintertime Mobile Apps: Read, Play & Craft

Changing seasons are a great time to pause and think about whether we are getting the most of an educational tool.  There are lots of mobile apps that can promote independent reading, provide inspiration, and connect to wintertime.  As you prepare for colder weather, let’s take a look at some favorite iPad apps for wintertime! […]

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Winter Projects for Your Classroom with Buncee

Winter can often be hectic for teachers. Buncee could be the answer to your cold-weather classroom blues! Between holiday breaks, standardized testing, and indoor recess, things can go from mundane to madness in just a matter of weeks. But here’s the good news: keeping your class engaged and focused doesn’t have to be a struggle […]

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3 Tools for Making Infographics: Websites & iOS Apps

Teachers ask students to demonstrate their understanding of a topic in many different ways.  Kids might show what they learned about an ecosystem by creating a movie or writing a report.  In other classes, students might be asked to give a presentation using visuals on PowerPoint slides or show off a three-dimensional diorama. Another option […]

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Modern Chalkboard SMART Board Resource for Teachers

Modern Chalkboard is a fantastic resource for teachers with SMART Boards.  This website includes over 100 SMART Board Notebooks lessons on a variety of subjects.  Designed for teachers in Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms, there are SMART Board lessons for math, ELA, science and social studies.  All of the lessons are Notebook files that are compatible with […]

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EdTech Spotlight: 6 TinyBop Apps

When searching for new apps to share with teachers I often look for updates from my favorite companies. In this post we’re highlighting the work of TinyBop, a company that has created a host of fun apps for students and teachers. Their apps provide virtual spaces for students to explore as they learn about new […]

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4 iPad Apps with Animals

Tablet technology can bring the world to students’ fingertips.  There are lots of iPad apps that include animal characters and some great choices connecting students to the real thing.  These apps could be integrated into a unit on ecosystems or animal life. Students might explore favorite animals in partners or gather information for a research […]

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Super Teacher Worksheets: Online PDF Resource for Elementary Teachers

Super Teacher Worksheets is a website full of printable resources for elementary teachers.  It contains over 10,000 PDFs and their team adds new ones each week for kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms.  In addition to worksheets, they also have math games, early literacy mini-books, flashcards, reading comprehension articles and stories, and holiday crafts and puzzles. With Super Teacher […]

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Webinar 12/10 – How to Use Game-Based Learning to Promote a Growth Mindset

This Thursday, December 10th at 6PM ET I’m joining the folks at Prodigy for a completely free 30 minute webinar.  Prodigy is a completely free adaptive math game that integrates Common Core, MAFS, and TEKS standards into a fantasy style game students will love to play.  In this webinar you’ll learn how you can use the latest tools […]

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