Schoolrunner Comprehensive Data Management System for Schools

Last month I had the chance to connect with the team at Schoolrunner, a comprehensive data management system for schools. They have developed a powerful tool designed to make it easier for educators to analyze data. Schoolrunner accomplishes a lot of goals from simplifying attendance to visualizing data. It takes all of the information you […]

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7 National Poetry Month Apps and Websites

It’s April! I can’t believe we’re already in the fourth month of the year, but that means it is National Poetry Month! If you’re looking for National Poetry Month apps and poetry websites you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a list of favorite tools and resources you can use this month. In […]

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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 […]

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ClassHook Helps Teachers Use Television Clips in Their Classroom

Long gone are the days of running to the VCR with a blank video tape to record a clip from a television program. There are now much easier ways to bring compelling content into your classroom and ClassHook is a tool that helps teachers accomplish that goal. Instead of searching through YouTube for perfect classroom television […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: 10-Minute Teacher with Vicki Davis

I love podcasts! Last month I had the chance to talk with Vicki Davis on her new 10-Minute Teacher education podcast. Vicki is a fellow Edutopia blogger and we met a few years ago as part of this community. Vicki does amazing work and she just launched a new podcast aimed at giving educators actionable information in […]

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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 […]

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5 Ways to Use Buncee in the Library

Buncee is a wonderfully easy and fun way to create digital content in your school library. This web-based creation and presentation tool allows educators and students to create visuals for a wide variety of lessons. There are so many ways to use Buncee in the library as well as in classrooms. This Padlet shows off […]

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Education Book Spotlight: Cultivating Communication in the Classroom by Lisa Johnson

Preparing students for a world of unknowns is a tricky task. Although we can’t be sure what devices students will hold in their hands in the next five to ten years, we do know they will have to communicate in lots of different ways. Fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Lisa Johnson’s new book from Corwin was […]

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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 […]

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Free Webinar: Supporting Parents as Learning Partners with Quality Use of Technology at Home

I’m so excited to host a webinar for the fantastic folks at Bloomz! In just a few weeks I will lead a webinar on behalf of the family engagement tool Bloomz titled, Supporting Parents as Learning Partners: Quality Use of Technology at Home. Here’s the full description of our April 13th webinar – I hope you’ll join […]

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