Quickly Create Activities for Students with Thinking Kit

Thinking Kit is a quick and simple way for teachers and students to create their own activities for iPads. It comes in two parts – the creator, which can be used on any browser on any device, and the free iPad app (which is how tasks get downloaded onto iPads). Check out the video below to […]

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Organize Your Classroom Library with Spark Post

Ready for a fresh start? As you kick off 2017, try one of my favorite, totally free tools for teachers — Spark Post. Last year I shared a handful of ways to use Spark Video in the classroom with lesson ideas for teachers (see them here). Spark Post is another one of their fantastic creation […]

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Turnitin Revision Assistant: Instructional Tool for Writers

Last month Turnitin Revision Assistant was featured at a special White House event on instructional tools for educators. On December 7, the White House and the Department of Education hosted teachers and their students. They came together along with industry and legislative leaders for the Innovative Assessment Tech Jam, a special event held in Washington D.C. […]

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4 Ways to Use QR Codes with Students in 2017

Last year I published my first book with Corwin Press, Deeper Learning With QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom. It’s been so exciting to hear how teachers are using scannable technology in engaging and meaningful ways to promote deeper learning experiences for their students. As you kick off 2017 with your […]

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11 Excellent Earth Science Apps & Websites for Teachers

As a fifth grade teacher I loved exploring earth science topics with my students. Finding earth science apps for a classroom with iPads and earth science websites for students on Chromebooks can help you point students find useful information. You can use these online tools for inspiration for research projects, a place for students to […]

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9 Writer’s Workshop Apps and Websites

Are you teaching writer’s workshop or looking for resources for your ELA classroom? Integrating technology tools into writing is important for so many reasons. Technology tools can energize your writer’s workshop and prepare students for the digital world. From interactive concept maps to online publishing tools, there are a handful of fantastic websites and mobile […]

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Education Book Spotlight: #HackingPBL by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

Interested in project based learning? You will definitely want to check out the new book in the Hacking Learning series, Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom. Authors Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy share their experiences as former classroom teachers and current administrators. This book is packed with actionable, ready to […]

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8 Tools to Create How-To Videos for Students

Are you empowering your students as creators? One of my favorite ways to set a purpose for learning is to have students show off what they’ve mastered. You can use technology tools to create how-to videos! Students can demonstrate what they’ve learned and share their knowledge with others by creating how-to video clips. This list […]

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Super Cool #ScannableTech White House Augmented Reality App

When used thoughtfully, augmented reality can engage students in purposeful learning experiences. Sometimes augmented reality apps appear gimmicky at first glance. When connected purposefully to your learning goals, scannable technology can energize a lesson by sparking your students interest and turn their experiences in your classroom into hands-on learning. The White House Historical Society recently […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: Talks with Teachers with Brian Sztabnik

Ready for a new podcast? This year I’ve shared a handful of fantastic education podcasts. Podcasts have become an everyday part of my life as an educator. Whether I’m driving to visit a school, waiting for an airplane to take off, or folding laundry, my iPhone is by my side playing the latest episode from […]

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