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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ClassMax Whole Student Data Collection Tool for Schools

What does data collection look like in your school? You know how I feel about formative assessment… when it comes to checking for understanding we can use digital tools to create meaningful, sustainable, and scalable change in classrooms. I’m so passionate about this topic I wrote a book about it. So when Katie from ClassMax […]

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Connect Your Classroom Globally With Empatico

As many educators already know, teaching tolerance, empathy, and multi-cultural understanding is important now more than ever. Yet too few children around the world have the opportunity to meet someone from another community, let alone another country. How can you connect your classroom globally? Empatico, a free, online tool for teachers, recently launched to ensure […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers: Books I’ve Loved This Year + Extras

If you receive my free Monday newsletter you know how I like to give a shout out to books I’m reading. With so many talented authors in my Twitter PLN it isn’t hard to find a great read by someone in the industry or a fantastic recommendation from someone who also loves to dive into […]

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5 Tips for Creating Student Portfolios with Otus

In the age of blended classrooms and digital learning, student portfolio have become super popular. Digital student portfolios can be used to highlight work students are proud of and ready to share with others. In the past, portfolios were often a tangible collection of student work in a binder or folder. The Otus Student Performance […]

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The Big Guide to STEM: Resource for Teachers from Boxlight

What does STEM education look like in your school or classroom? The folks at Boxlight have just published The Big Guide to STEM an ebook full of STEM resources for teachers. This STEM ebook contains lots of recommendations for educators including favorite apps, websites and STEM events for teachers… and it’s totally free! Incorporating activities that […]

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Plagiarism Check for Google Classroom with Unicheck

Are you using Google Classroom at your school? The folks at Unicheck have a new tool designed to check for plagiarism in Google Classroom. This tool acts as a plagiarism check for Google Classroom and now has full integration with this popular learning management system used in schools across the world. New Google Classroom Features […]

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