5 Ways to Update Your Google Slides with Spark Post Designs

Looking to update your Google Slides decks or searching for a way to support student storytellers during their own presentations? You’ll want to check out Spark Post from the folks Adobe, a free, easy-to-use tool for teachers and students. If your school is using Google Classroom or you and your students love…

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Micro-Credential Opportunity for Educators: Bring Financial Literacy to Your Classroom

Have you heard of micro-credentials? I’m always keeping my eyes peeled for ways to energize professional learning. Micro-credentials are competency-based options districts across the country are exploring. The folks at Digital Promise are now offering 20 financial literacy micro-credentials to help teachers jump into a content to support their students. The topic of financial literacy is important for students of all ages, across subject areas – it’s fantastic to see what they’ve put together!

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Education Book Spotlight: Blended Learning in Action

This past year I started working with a fantastic school in New York who have introduced a blended learning model for their students. As we wrapped up the school year in June one of their teachers asked for recommendations for summer reading and I immediately named this book, Blended Learning in Action: A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change by Catlin R. Tucker, Tiffany Wycoff and Jason T. Green. If you haven’t checked it out, Blended Learning in Action is a terrific guide for…

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Independent Reading Course from LitLife: A How-To Guide for Educators

Regular readers of ClassTechTips.com know how much I love virtual professional development! From hosting webinars to developing online courses, I’m passionate about learning in a variety of formats. Well I’m really excited to announce a partnership between two organizations I’ve worked with over the past few years – and a special independent reading course you’ll want to…

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Frontier’s Customizable Digital Lessons with Multimedia Resources

Have you used digital lessons in your classroom? Frontier provides teachers with the framework and resources needed to plan engaging writing and reading lessons for Grades 3-8. If you’re teaching upper elementary of middles school this year you’ll want to take a look at Frontier’s customizable digital lessons with a variety of multimedia…

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3 Classroom Math Activities with Adobe Spark

How do your students share their learning in the math classroom? When it comes to movie-making, designing a website, or creating a social media graphic, we don’t often associate these activities with mathematics. But students of all ages can jump into open-ended creation tools to tell the story of their learning in any subject area.

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5 Ways to Elevate Your Professional Learning with Participate Chats

Have you taken part in a Twitter chat before? Twitter chats have totally changed the way I think about professional learning. From #satchat on the weekend to #ADEchat on a weeknight, these live chats with educators from across the world have been helped me connect with other teachers, learn from their experiences, and build a network of…

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Honoring Curiosity in the Reading Classroom Free Webinar with Strategies for Teachers

I’m excited to partner with the folks at Kids Discover for a special event later this month! On September 19th, I’m hosting a webinar titled “Honoring Curiosity in the Reading Classroom: Strategies for Teachers.” This free webinar is designed to give you actionable tips and strategies to take back to your classroom or to the teachers you support…

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Edify Engaging Creativity Tool for Classrooms

Are you looking for new ways to create learning videos, presentations, infographics, and GIFs in your classroom? A few weeks ago I had the chance to take a look at Edify, a powerful creativity tool for educators. If you haven’t heard of Edify before its from the folks at Animaker who created a platform that lets teachers and students create fun and engaging digital products. This can include a variety of media-rich creations including…

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Potato Pirates Coding Card Game for Classrooms

This summer I connected with the folks at Potato Pirates who shared their plans for a new, pirate themed coding card game. They’ve developed a card game to teach logic and strategy related to computer programming. Now in Kickstarter phase, Potatoes Pirates was designed to combine potatoes, piracy, and programming in a game perfect for classrooms. It is geared for players ages…

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