Personal Branding for Students and Educators with Adobe Spark

What does it mean to have a personal brand? Although we often think of branding as something to do with logos or the specific shade of a color we connect to different companies, the idea of a personal brand has grown tremendously over the past few years. With digital citizenship on the minds of educators […]

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3 Easy Steps to Create Scan and Read QR Code Listening Stations

Do you use QR codes in your classroom?  This year I’ve had the pleasure of supporting teachers looking to integrate digital tools into their classroom libraries. Working with the LitLife team I’ve visited schools who are ready to use the iPads and Chromebooks in their classrooms to connect readers to digital text. One of my […]

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Secondary English Apps and Websites for ELA Teachers

I’m back on the east coast today after presenting at this year’s OELAS Conference and sharing lots of strategies and favorites with educators in Tucson, Arizona. One of the presentations I gave this week was titled “10 Tech Tools for Secondary ELA Classrooms.” It included a handful of my favorite secondary English apps and websites […]

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Young Scientist Challenge from Discovery Education & 3M

The folks at Discovery Education and 3M reached out to me last month to share some awesome news from their Young Scientist Challenge. If you haven’t heard of this competition before, they’ve given away thousands of dollars in prizes over the past decade to young scientists from across the country. This year there is an […]

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3,000+ Google Street Views for Your Classroom

What type of video, images and media are you using in your classroom? I’ve shared lots of favorites when visiting schools and presenting at events this year. One of the resources I love to highlight is an awesome website from Google Arts and Culture. There are so many fantastic resources on this site to dive […]

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14 Favorite Winter Books for Today’s Readers (Print + Digital!)

It’s getting a bit colder here in New Jersey, so I thought I’d take a moment to share a few favorite winter books. Although I’m heading to warmer climates this week to present at a conference in Arizona, this list of books for winter is great for any temperature. As you move through this list […]

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Replaying Student Work with Otus Assessment Tool

Have you tried replaying student work to check for understanding? Here’s a new feature from the folks at Otus to help elevate the way you traditionally assess student learning. Formative assessment is more than a pop quiz or series of multiple choice questions and the new Assessment module from Otus gives educators lots of choices […]

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All About Me Projects for Google Classroom (made with Spark Video!)

Whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the school year, it’s always a wonderful time to share stories! I’m a huge fan of two powerful school tools, Google Classroom and Spark Video. Just like the tips shared in past posts (like the one linked here), there are so many ways these two popular classroom tools […]

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20 iPad Apps for Social Studies Classrooms

How are you leveraging the power of digital tools in the social studies classroom? This list of iPad apps for social studies classrooms includes a wide range of favorites. You’ll find content that connects students to primary source documents and games full of trivia questions. I love a list of new tools but remember to […]

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MakerBot Educators Guidebook for 3D Printing in the Classroom

What does 3D printing look like in your school? The team at MakerBot just sent me their new guidebook for educators and I’m excited to share some highlights with you! The MakerBot Educators Guidebook: The Definitive Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom was created with the support of MakerBot educators and contains lots of useful […]

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