5 Ways to Bring Literature to Life with Buncee

Buncee is a fantastic tool for creating digital content. This web-based creation and presentation tool is ideal for students, grades K-12, to create visuals for a wide variety of lessons. Some of the best ways I’ve seen Buncee used is for English Language Arts activities and ELA projects. Buncee’s vast creation tool library allows students […]

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How-To 3D Print a Virtual Reality Headset

So last month I shared how excited I am about my Makerbot 3D printer and the potential for 3D printing in education (read the post here). Although I’ve been creating some of my own designs in Tinkercad, one of the coolest things I’ve found on are instructions to print virtual reality headsets. If you follow my […]

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How-To Build an Evidence-Based Argument in Six Simple Steps

If you’re like me, you know that one of the most important things a teacher can do is to train students in how to analyze problems and effectively propose solutions or demonstrate understanding. It’s a complex task, but one that lends itself to lifelong expertise in critical thinking and problem-solving for the students who can […]

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5 Things I Learned About the Future of Education at Adobe MAX

At the beginning of this month I had the opportunity to attend Adobe MAX in San Diego. It was my first time at this amazing event and I was blown away by the general sessions filled with thousands of creative professionals from a wide range of industries. The breakout sessions I attended were all jam […]

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Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens Logic Game and Adventure App

I’m a big fan of Avokiddo mobile apps! Their new logic game Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens is definitely worth checking out. This adventure app for elementary school students includes plenty of logic, physics, and fun. This game takes place in a fairytale setting where students explore physics concepts and solve logic puzzles. In addition to […]

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6 Ways to Use Bloomz Parent Sign-Ups for Holiday Events

Communicating with families is essential every time of year. Whether you’ve kicked off the year with lots of ways for families to stay in touch or are looking for a new tool to increase parent engagement, Bloomz is definitely worth checking out! Bloomz is a fantastic mobile and web app that connects teachers with parents. Teachers […]

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Language Learning App Question It for Students on iPads

The iPad is a powerful educational tool for students with special needs. A language learning app can be a game changer for students.  Question It is designed to help children learn what type of word answers can be given to different questions.  It starts with simple sentences and moves to paragraphs as students practice answering.  This app uses […]

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Soundtrap Collaborative Music and Podcast Tool for Education

Earlier this year I had the chance to see a demo of Soundtrap, an amazing tools for students and teachers. Soundtrap is a web-browser and tablet friendly tool for education that puts powerful audio recording options in the hands of students of all ages. With this tool students can record their voice using the microphone […]

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5 Teacher Tips for Shelfie Book Recommendations

Forget a selfie, try a shelfie! When I scroll through my Twitter feed I love seeing shelfies posted by the people I follow. A shelfie is snapshot of someone holding a favorite book or sharing the books sitting on their bookshelf. This concept can be integrated into a variety of reading activities including shelfie book […]

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6 Favorite Kid-Friendly Podcasts for Classrooms and Families

Looking for kid-friendly podcasts? Podcasts are a fantastic way for learners of all ages to explore new topics. As adults, we might listen to a podcast as part of your daily commute or workout routine, but these audio clips can also inspire young learners. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio […]

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