Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools

Formative assessment is an important part of effective instruction. Teachers can use observations, checklists, and quick quizzes to gather data that will inform their instruction. Formative assessment tools can be used to identify areas where students are excelling and struggling so that teachers can best alter their instruction to meet the needs of all students. […]

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Virtual Reality College Tours with YouVisit

Times have changed! You can now take a tour of college campuses from around the around the country no matter where you are. From Harvard and Yale, to Syracuse University and the University of Kentucky, there are dozens of college campuses that now offer virtual college tours. These virtual reality experiences can happen straight from […]

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Sharing the Screen in 1:1 Classrooms: Collaborative Activities for Kids

Placing devices in the hands of students can transform their experience in the classroom. Easily accessible content consumption and content creation tools change the way that we think about helping students meet learning goals. As a former 1:1 iPad teacher, my thinking about technology integration has changed over the past several years. Moving up the […]

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QR Codes: Pushing the Narrative on #ScannableTech

The first time that I tried to scan a quick response (QR) code, I held my iPhone up to a poster on the subway. I was underground without any cell service, and I didn’t know that there was such as thing as a QR code reader app. All I knew was that my camera had […]

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3 Apps for Teaching Environmental Stewardship

Earth Day lessons are perfect for getting students interested in the world around them. Whether you’re looking for an activity to use this April or want to infuse environmental awareness during another part of the school year, there are a variety of tools that can help students explore new things and share what they know. […]

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PBS KIDS Video App for iOS & Android

Newly updated, the PBS KIDS video app is full of quality children’s program. The PBS KIDS Video app includes new content each week to help students explore topics in reading, science and math. The engaging video clips connect to the familiar characters students may already be familiar with from PBS programming. Kids can browse content […]

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8 Fantastic Apps for Summer Reading on iPads

We’ve all heard of the summer slide, that period between the end and beginning of the school year when children can lose the gains they’ve made as readers. It’s so important for them to continue reading throughout the year even when school is out of session. If your students have access to tablets, they can […]

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Zinc Free Summer Vocabulary and Reading Challenge

Ready for summer vacation? Zinc is offering a free summer vocabulary and reading challenge for students! You can help students learn the new words they’ll need in the fall by introducing them to Zinc’s vocabulary games with grade-level decks and high-interest reading. The team at Zinc is hosting a summer literacy contest. It’s totally free to […]

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Easy Summer Planning with Edcite Assignments

Looking for a quick and easy way to plan ahead for the school year? You’ll definitely want to check out Edcite for summer planning! Edcite is a free digital platform that offers: a library with thousands of teacher-created assignments, technology-enhanced questions types, automatic grading, and the ability to create your own assignments. 3 ways to use Edcite’s new […]

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Turnitin Revision Assistant: Student Writing Feedback Online Tool

Turnitin Revision Assistant is a tool for teachers to help them give feedback to students. Effective feedback should be timely and specific – Revision Assistant makes this important process manageable for teachers. With this writing feedback tool students can receive feedback aligned to a rubric of specific criteria set up by the teacher for that particular assignment. […]

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