10 Favorite Educational YouTube Channels

YouTube is a powerful resource for teaching and learning – if you know where to look. This list of must-watch educational YouTube channels are perfect for finding  video clips to share with students in class or in a flipped learning environment. As opposed to an individual video, channels are created by individuals and organizations and are full […]

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5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students. Their web-based collections, interactive ebooks, and mobile apps are perfect for classrooms studying United States history. Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web. Finding resources online can be […]

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Get Parents More Involved in Your Classroom with SimplyCircle

You may have seen my list of 6 Tools for Communicating with Parents featured earlier this week (link below!). Here’s another to add to your list: SimplyCircle is an online parent communication portal for classrooms, schools, and parent groups. It is private, secure, and easy to use. It has both free and paid plans. The free […]

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Solar System App from Touchpress: Explore the Universe

Want to take a field trip to outer space? Intergalactic travel is still out of reach for most teachers scheduling school year field trips. If you are looking to introduce students to the solar system or take their study to the next level, you’ll want to check out the Solar System App from Touchpress. This […]

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Virtual Reality Discovery Channel App – Virtual Field Trips for iOS & Google

The concept of virtual reality in education has grown wildly in the past few months – and it is more affordable than you may imagine. A smartphone a carefully folded piece of cardboard (aka Google Cardboard) can transport students to the depths of an ocean or the middle of the wilderness. The Discovery Channel now […]

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History of the Olympics: Assignments from Edcite

It’s time for Round 2 of the Edcite Olympic Games series! In this round, they have shared some truly engaging formative assessments about the history of the Olympics. In case you’re not familiar with Edcite, it is a free platform that offers an extensive library full of teacher-created assignments. The assignments use technology-enhanced question types, […]

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Learn Vowels and New Vocabulary with Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen

I’m a huge fan of Tiggly – the company behind the toys that interact with the screen of a iPad. When they reached out to me to share Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen I was very excited about their partnership with such a powerhouse in early childhood education. Children can learn vowels and new vocabulary with Sesame […]

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6 Tools for Communicating with Parents

This weekend I shared some of my favorite tech tools at a SimpleK12 webinar for hundreds of teachers! I love having the opportunity to talk to teachers about some of the amazing technology resources that are available. Whether traveling to schools or sharing favorites virtually, I’ve seen so many teachers excited about the tech tools […]

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Online Rubrics and Grading Support from BoomWriter PRO

BoomWriter PRO is a tool for teachers that includes online rubrics and grading support. Teachers can access rubrics and student progress analytics to simplify the grading process. Customized rubrics are available for the upper elementary, middle, and high school grade levels. Teachers can use BoomWriter PRO to access standards-based rubrics to assess their students’ performance and skills in […]

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Word Building App Planet Lettra: Strengthen Phonemic Awareness

In the literacy classroom, iPads can be used for center activities, with small group instruction or in whole class activities. Planet Lettra is a word building app that helps students develop phonemic awareness. In this playful, interactive environment, students can freely experiment with word building. Letter bubbles float around the screen and guide players in building […]

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