30hands Digital Storytelling Tool for Chomebooks and iPad

As a big fan of digital storytelling in the classroom it was wonderful to connect with the team at 30hands earlier this month. If you haven’t used 30hands before, this digital storytelling tool for students is definitely worth checking out! Available as an iOS app and on the web, students who use iPads and/or Chromebooks […]

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5 Highlights from this Year’s FETC Conference

It was so much fun heading back to Florida this year for the FETC Conference in Orlando! I had the chance to connect with educators who are excited about using technology in their classroom to energize and enhance their instructional goals. One of my favorite parts of an event like this is taking advantage of the opportunity […]

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Become an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2017!

Have you thought about applying for the Apple Distinguished Educator program? Applications are now open for the 2017 class. Known as ADEs, Apple Distinguished Educators are a group of educators from around the world who use Apple tools in a variety of learning environments in innovative and exciting ways. One of the most significant moments […]

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5 Books to Inspire Digital Reading Responses

Are your students responding to reading with digital tools? Last year I published two posts that featured some favorite apps and websites that give students a way to respond to reading. The first post 9 Reading Response Apps and Websites highlighted a handful of favorite tools for reading responses. The second post 5 Tips for Using Book Creator […]

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Eduporium Educator’s Discount Program: School and Teacher Discounts

Are you looking to bring more technology into your school this year? This week I’m at FETC in Orlando, Florida leading presentations for teachers and learning so much about what other educators in the field of edtech are most excited about this year. The folks at Eduporium just launched a brand new Educator’s Discount program to […]

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1-2-3 Easy Drag & Drop Website Creator for Teachers and Students

Ready to create your own website? Here’s why I love this easy-to-use creation tool! Spark Page is one of my favorite creation tools to share with teachers. As someone who visits schools that have lots of different devices, I’m always looking to share something that works on both a web browser and an iPad. I want to […]

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WriteLab’s Chrome Extension for more than Spelling and Grammar

Are you using Chromebooks or laptops this school year? The folks at WriteLab have just released a free Chrome extension for spelling and grammar. Now teachers and students can clean and clarify their writing everywhere on the web. The Chromebook extension provides spelling and grammar feedback as you write emails and get ready to post on […]

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3 Digital Storytelling Activities with Toontastic 3D

Digital storytelling puts students in the role of content creators and empowers them to demonstrate their understanding in new ways. Toontastic 3D which I featured on my site last week was just released for both iOS and Android devices. As promised, I’m excited to share different ways you can incorporate this tool into your instruction […]

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360 Video Education Spotlight: BBC on YouTube

There are lots of ways to incorporate video into the classroom. From capturing students’ attention as you kick off a lesson, to providing context for a new learning experience, teachers use videos in lots of different ways. Whether you are looking for a clip to send home to students via Google Classroom or want to […]

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6 Ways Educating Parents Helps You Educate Kids

Family engagement tools can help parents stay informed and up-to-date with important information. A structured parent communication plan lets teachers share useful resources with the parents of their students. Bloomz is a fantastic tool teachers are using in schools across the country. It’s a mobile and web-based app designed to increase parental engagement. Teachers and […]

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