9 Ways NetRef Makes Classroom Management Easy

Earlier this year I had the chance to talk to the team at NetRef about their tool for Internet classroom management in schools. With NetRef teachers can personalize the Internet access for each student or class. This means that NetRef lets teachers pick and choose which websites they’d like students to visit and which websites they’d like to stop them from […]

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Wokabulary Vocabulary Flashcards for iPhone, iPad and Mac

I love tools that sync across devices and are totally customizable for teachers and students! Wokabulary is a terrific study tool with giving students access to vocabulary flashcards on iPhone, iPad and Mac. With Wokabulary users enter their own words or import a word list from a CSV file. This makes it perfect for learners taking a language course […]

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Fire Prevention Week Lessons & Resources from NFPA

This is a post sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org. We’re right in the middle of Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15, 2016) and I wanted to share some useful, tech-friendly resources for teachers. The National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org have put together a host of fantastic resources for teachers. You’ll absolutely love […]

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Project-Based Learning with Drawp for School Student Tool

Drawp for School is one of my favorite tools for teachers and students. It’s a workflow management platform with powerful design tools for kids. Children can draw, paint, add text, and include photos and voice recordings in their creations. Drawp gives students opportunities for immediate collaboration and includes multiple ways for students and teachers to give feedback on […]

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The BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camp: A New Opportunity for Writing Teachers

Even though your school year is just starting to get off the ground it’s never too soon to start thinking about next summer, and the folks at BoomWriter are providing a great reason to do so! BoomWriter lets elementary, middle, and high school teachers conduct engaging nonfiction, fiction, and vocabulary development group-writing activities in almost […]

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Turnitin Feedback Studio: Commenting & Teacher Feedback App

Providing students with timely, meaningful feedback is essential in all classrooms. I’m a big fan of tools that make formative assessment more efficient for teachers and more useful for students, like this commenting and feedback app from Turnitin. The folks at Turnitin have released the Feedback Studio iPad app so teachers and students can connect […]

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Teach the Elections with ThinkCERCA Resources and Tips

This week I had the chance to check out ThinkCERCA’s special Teach the Elections tips and resources for teachers. The team at ThinkCERCA believes as strongly as I do that students need to be well-informed, critical thinkers. ThinkCERCA is an online literacy platform for teaching critical thinking through argumentative writing. They’ve developed a set of resources to help […]

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7 Reasons to Check Out Ormiboard This School Year

Last month I had the chance to watch a demo of Ormiboard. I was super impressed by this teacher tool that gives educators the power to create their own interactive presentations for students. Even better, Ormiboard lets teachers take content they’ve already made – like Interactive Whiteboard lessons – and convert it into a personalized […]

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3 Reasons to Check Out News-O-Matic this School Year

An understanding of current events is essential for students of all ages. As you work to bring news stories to life for elementary school students you’ll want to check out News-O-Matic. I shared News-O-Matic and it’s bilingual content earlier this year (News-O-Matic). What I love about this tool is how it quickly and easily it puts […]

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Education Book Spotlight: Courageous Edventures by Jennie Magiera

Earlier this year I had the chance to get a sneak peek at Jennie Magiera’s new book Courageous Edventures: Navigating Obstacles to Discover Classroom Innovation. This is a fantastic read for teachers at all stages in their career. Jennie is a fellow Apple Distinguished Educator and Corwin Author. If you’ve haven’t had the chance to hear her […]

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