9 Presidents’ Day Apps and Websites

Presidents’ Day is right around the corner! If you’re looking for resources to bring into your classroom there are plenty of apps and websites for President’s Day. You might use the resources on this list to give students space to explore their interests around a certain president or time period or reinforce a social studies […]

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5 Highlights from this Year’s TCEA Conference

I’ve just returned from this year’s TCEA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. This year I had the chance to share some of my favorite ways to use creation tools and scannable technology in the classroom. I met with a handful of companies who are excited about their new products and recent updates, and had the […]

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7 Presidents’ Day Books for Kids (print and digital text!)

Looking for a picture book or informational text to bring into a Presidents’ Day lesson? This list includes a handful of books perfect for a Presidents’ Day activity. You can introduce these selections to your whole class as read aloud books or send home the list with families for their next trip to the library. […]

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Virtual Event – History of African American Presidential Candidates

Looking to bring an expert into your classroom? Thanks to video conferencing and webinar tools, students of all ages can now connect with experts from around the world. Instead of taking a trip to a faraway place or trying to bring a speaker in to visit your school, virtual events can help connect the world […]

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12 Apps & Websites for World Read Aloud Day (or any day!)

The countdown is on for World Read Aloud Day. Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to work with the amazing team at LitWorld, who are the folks behind #WRAD. Their signature event is right around corner so I wanted to share a few resources to help make your celebration of World Read […]

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How-To Compose Your Own Score for Spark Video with GarageBand

If your students create movies for a culminating project you’ll love how easy it is to combine two of my very favorite digital tools! I’ve shared lots of reasons why I love Adobe Spark Video. It’s free, easy to use, and works on iPads, iPhones, Chromebooks, or any computer with a web browser. With this […]

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New MakerBot Educators Program for 3D Printing Teachers

Last year I had the chance to try out a 3D printer for the first time. I chronicled my journey in a few posts including how easy it was to get started and how I was able to print a virtual reality headset. The team at MakerBot has just announced the brand new MakerBot Educators program. This […]

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Google Teacher Tip: Easy Image Search

I’m a huge fan of the power of Google Tools in education. This year I’ve been lucky enough to work with a school that is one-to-one with iPads and embracing the possibilities of Google Classroom. We’re exploring the ways to give students more opportunities to create products that demonstrate their understanding. Learning how to integrate […]

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6 Science Biographies for Young Readers (in digital and print!)

Looking for great science biographies for your classroom? Whether you are working with print books or digital texts, there are plenty of great options for young readers. In earlier posts I’ve shared some of my favorite tools for digital reading responses including Spark Video and PicCollage. You can check out a list of nine favorite […]

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Google Teacher Tip: Search for Colorful Pictures

Designing a presentation for students or helping your class with a special project? Sometimes it is hard to find the perfect image that fits the theme, tone or design you have planned. The Google Image search features are totally customizable making it easy to find the perfect picture for a project.When would you search by […]

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