5 Ways to Use Adobe Spark to Share School Stories

Telling your school’s story is a must for educators in any learning environment. You have the opportunity to share all of the wonderful things happening in your classroom, school and district. Technology tools make it easier than ever to tell your school’s stories. Last May I shared the fantastic creation tool Adobe Spark. I’m a huge fan of […]

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4 New Features from Quizalize: Quiz Creator for Classrooms

Last year I shared Quizalize, a classroom quiz creator. It’s a great online tool that lets teachers turn quick classroom quizzes into exciting multi-player games. My original post was super popular so I’m excited to share a few Quizalize updates for teachers using this quiz creator with their students. Import Quizlet creations to Quizalize Transfer onto Quizalize […]

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QuoDeck Interactive Learning Content Creator

Designing content for mobile learning is a challenge facing teachers in hybrid, blended and online learning environments. QuoDeck is a learning tool that lets teachers create and host content with a few simple steps. Users are able to create interactive learning content in one place. This content creator includes gamified decks, quizzes, flashcards, assessments, learning […]

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5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson […]

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Can PD Be Virtual? Professional Development Technology and Trends

As an edtech and curriculum consultant, I spend a lot of time visiting schools across the country. Presenting to a group of teachers, leading grade-level team meetings, conducting observations, and teaching demonstration lessons are all part of my job description. Being on the ground, in the building, and in front of teachers are important components […]

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5 Ways to Use Scannable Tech in the Math Classroom

Scannable technology can totally alter the way that you think about teaching and learning in the math classroom. This powerful free and low-cost technology can support students inside and outside the classroom and change the way you think about interacting with content. QR codes and augmented reality are scannable technology tools that are perfect for […]

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Star Walk 2: Stargazing App & Constellation Guide

One of the reasons I’m so excited about augmented reality and mobile apps is how it brings information to the fingertips of students – no matter where they are. Star Walk 2 is an amazing stargazing app and constellation guide. Students can view the stars at anytime of day from inside their classroom or during […]

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7 Tech Tools to Capture Stories: Creation Apps & Websites

A few weeks ago I heard the amazing Katie Cunningham discuss the power of storytelling – check out her new book here. She shared some of the ways you can support student storytellers and it got me thinking… how can we use technology tools to capture stories? I’ve put together a list of my favorite […]

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5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard

Have you tried Google Cardboard in your classroom? This super inexpensive (under $10!) tool lets students explore virtual reality straight from your classroom. I’m a huge fan of Google Cardboard virtual reality experiences. You can take your students on virtual field trips, help them understand life in different parts of the world, and push students to […]

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3D Nonfiction Reading Apps from BrightWorld

As a former elementary school teacher, I know how important it is to introduce children to nonfiction reading materials at an early age. Informational text not only builds background knowledge on a topic but prompts students to ask questions and cultivates a sense of curiosity. BrightWorld is a new series of nonfiction reading apps for children […]

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