Free Book Creator Training for Teachers: Join Me This Summer!

I’m so excited to partner with the Book Creator team to bring teachers a special set of webinars this summer! Over the next few months I will host a weekly kick off series for teachers getting started with Book Creator and a special monthly series for teachers looking to take their work to the next […]

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Scribble Press Deluxe: Book Creation for Kids

Are your students using digital tools to create content or consume content? Scribble Press Deluxe is a fantastic mobile book creation platform by the folks at Fingerprint. It encourages creative writing and gives students access to drawing tools on their devices. You might already be familiar with Scribble Press but their new version, Scribble Press Deluxe […]

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Olympians Who Persevered: ELA & Math Practice Assignments from Edcite

It’s time for Round 3 of the Edcite Olympic Games series! The folks at Edcite have shared assignments about Olympians who persevered when faced with obstacles. It’s a great way to engage students in standards-based ELA and math practice and teach them to never give up. In case Edcite is new to you, it’s a free […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Attend an EdTech Conference

This year I’ve been able to attend a handful of educational technology conferences across the country. There are numerous benefits of attending an edtech conference. From large events like FETC in Orlando this past January to smaller events like UCET in Salt Lake City this past March, I’ve found that there is always plenty to […]

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How-to Start a Backchannel in Your Classroom

A backchannel provides a space for people to chat about a shared experience in the moment. Twitter is used as a backchannel during popular events like the Superbowl or the season finale of a favorite television. In this instance everyone tweets using a hashtag as they watch a live event and you can see what […]

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9 Apps for the Low or NO Internet Classroom 

Having a ”bad internet day” is frustrating when you’re trying to stream a Netflix movie or connect to wifi in a coffee shop. It’s even worse when there are thirty or so inquiring minds or restless students waiting to start an activity or new lesson. So what do you do if you are in a […]

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Kids Math Play: Free Math Games

Kids Math Play is a free math game resource for students in first through sixth grade. This website includes lots of games for students including fast math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It has plenty for students to choose from and the easy search feature makes this a straightforward option for students. On […]

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K-2 Math Tool You Might Be Missing (and a Chance to Get It for FREE!)

I’ve shared Happy Numbers before and I’m excited to announce their special promotion for teachers! This online resource supports differentiation by providing independent, individualized math instruction to students so teachers can focus on small groups. The adaptive scoring ensures students receive exactly enough practice to master a concept. Students receive immediate feedback and remediation for […]

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4 Reasons I Love Google Hangouts & A Special FREE PD Event!

Do you have a list of favorite web tools? Google Hangouts is definitely near the top of my list! You don’t need to be in a one-to-one classroom to use this fantastic tool. Even teachers with simple setups can use Google Hangouts to video conference. Google Hangouts let users set up a video call for two […]

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5 New York Hall of Science Apps

The New York Hall of Science has five apps for iPads that are perfect for students exploring the world around them! The science apps come with lots of resources for teachers including lessons and tips. Each one is independent but all can work together to help students explore science concepts in the real world. Here are five New […]

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