7 Election Lesson Ideas & Resources for Teachers from PBS

I’ve always believed that one of the roles of educators is to help their students become well-informed, curious, and active citizens. The election lesson ideas and resources from PBS LearningMedia can make it easier to bring current events into your classroom. On their Election Central website you’ll find lots of great tools to use this school […]

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Everyone Can Code: Free Lessons & Resources from Apple

There are so many exciting things happening at Apple Education! In addition to the Apple Teacher program I shared with readers earlier this fall, Apple has announced the Everyone Can Code initiative which includes lots of free resources for teachers. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and former one-to-one iPad teacher, I’m proud to be connected […]

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4 Ways to Use Kahoot’s NEW iPad App

It’s no secret that I love Kahoot! Earlier this year I had the chance to speak at their session at iPadpalooza in Austin. I love how the Kahoot iPad app (and web tool) can be used in shared screen classrooms to promote engagement and check for understanding as a #FormativeTech tool. The team at Kahoot […]

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3 New Features from Zzish Quiz Tool: Class Management, Archive, and Gradebook

Earlier this year I shared Zzish and I’m so excited to see they have three new updates to their quizzing tool. With Zzish teachers can turns assessments into classroom quizzes for their students. They’ve introduced 3 totally new features to their online quiz tool that you’ll want to check out! Class Management: New editable class lists in […]

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3 Reasons to Try Paperscorer App This School Year

Looking to auto-score assessments? Paperscorer is a app that lets teachers generate bubble sheets from quizzes they’ve created. It gives teachers the power to decide what they want to assess when checking for student understanding in the middle or end of a unit of study. If you’re already using Google for Education and Instructor Canvas in […]

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5 Tips for Using Book Creator for Reading Responses

This year I’ve had the opportunity to partner with the Book Creator team to deliver a series of webinars. Book Creator is amazing app and I love all the different ways you can use it in a K-12 classroom. Yesterday I led a webinar focused on ways you can use Book Creator with readers. This […]

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9 Reasons to Try Pairprep to Digitize Your Content

Are you looking for more online activities for students? The folks at Pairprep provide a tool to quickly turns paper assignments into online activities by simply taking a photo or uploading a PDF. Teachers can tag questions quickly, converting a stale paper assignment into interactive exercises for their students. Although the idea of turning paper activities into digital activities […]

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Bloomz App for Volunteer Sign-Ups & Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

Looking for an easy way to manage parent-teacher conference scheduling? Need a simple tool to manage sign-ups for volunteers in your school or classroom? This summer I shared Bloomz a fantastic tool teachers are using this school year. It’s a mobile and web-based app designed to increase parental engagement. Teachers and school leaders can use this platform to communicate and coordinate […]

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News-O-Matic: Bilingual Current Events for BYOD Classrooms

Looking for bilingual current events article for you ELA or Social Studies classroom? You’ll want to check out the news articles from the team at News-O-Matic. Every single News-O-Matic article is in both English and Spanish. A native Spanish speaker translates each story before it’s published — complete with an audio voice recording. Users can toggle between […]

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Educeri Teacher Resources: Over 1,000 K-12 Lessons

 I love resources designed to make teachers lives easier. The folks at Educeri have put together a terrific online resource of K-12 lessons that include lots of resources for teachers. They have real lesson plans, created by educators that align to the national standards. As a big believer in the power of formative assessment I’m […]

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