New to BYOD or 1:1? 6 Classroom Management Tips for Teachers

Teaching in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or one-to-one classroom is a fantastic experience. Every student has their own device and you can customize learning activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning activities. Earlier this year I shared NetRef, a tool that lets teachers personalize the Internet access for each student or entire classroom. This means they can pick and […]

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How-To Build Stronger Writers & Readers with Authentic Research Projects

Are you looking to create authentic research projects for students? With Frontier, students lead their own learning by selecting a research topic that most interests them and is aligned to their individual reading level. Students can explore topics they’re passionate about as they dive into reading and writing projects. Frontier provides students with diverse online resources to support their research. These resources […]

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4 Terrific Tips for Teachers New to Coding

If you’re brand new to coding, bringing computer science into your school can feel like a daunting task. The team at Pythonroom have created a special online platform for teachers new to coding. Although experienced computer science teachers will definitely love this site, teachers who are just getting started with coding will appreciate how Pythonroom sets them up […]

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4 Reasons to Use Ogment to Create Real-World Lessons

Ogment is a super cool tool for teachers that streamlines the process of building curriculum from digital content. It’s a curriculum-building tool where teachers can create real-world lessons from high-interest content. With Ogment teachers can grab content from the web, everything from videos and articles to images and websites. There is the ability to upload […]

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Code-a-Thon Free Nationwide Competition for K-8 Students

If you’re looking to get students coding this school year the folks at Learning.com have a totally free, nationwide competition for elementary and middle school students. Code-a-Thon will be held from November 14-18, 2016 and is open to schools across the country. The goal of this special event is to provide K-8 students with an introduction to […]

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6 Reasons I’m Super Excited About 3D Printing in Education

A few weeks ago I signed for a delivery that has totally changed the way I think about a hot topic in educational technology. I’m no stranger to skepticism of technology in the classroom. As someone who travels to schools to support teachers with technology integration and who wrote a book on QR Codes, I find […]

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5 Special Features of mysimpleshow Explainer Video Tool

This summer I shared mysimpleshow, a tool that lets teachers create their own explainer video for free. With this web-based video tool teachers and students can make their own animated explainer video. It’s free to use and teachers can create videos that show students how to complete a task, or use it as an option for […]

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4 Ways to Use ThinkCERCA’s Election-Focused Graphic Organizers

Are you looking to incorporate the presidential election into your lessons? You’ll want to check out the totally free, printable graphic organizers from ThinkCERCA! Earlier this month I had the chance to preview ThinkCERCA’s special Teach the Elections tips and resources for teachers. ThinkCERCA is an online literacy platform for teaching critical thinking through argumentative writing and they’ve created a set of […]

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6 Reasons to Use Newsela’s Students Vote 2016 in Your Classroom

As a classroom teacher I loved incorporating elections into the classroom. I love social studies, current events and informational text so I took advantage of this season during a few past presidential elections. Well the awesome team at Newsela has a special section of their website dedicated to the election. Newsela’s Students Vote 2016 is […]

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Create & Share Lessons: Kids Discover Online #XCurricular Contest

I’m super excited to share a special opportunity from Kids Discover Online. They have a special contest going on now for teachers and there’s still time to enter. The Kids Discover’s Cross-Curricular (#XCurricular) Contest challenges educators to create engaging and imaginative cross-curricular lessons using at least one Kids Discover resource. Their goal is to encourage teachers to create […]

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