Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

There are amazing ways to elevate and energize instruction through using technology tools. One resource that’s popular with students of all ages — from the youngest to the oldest — is the video hosting website YouTube. YouTube lets anyone with a free account upload videos. Many organizations post collections of videos on this site, which is […]

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Teach Empathy Skills: Interactive Graphic Novel from RedRover

Teach empathy skills with this interactive iPad and Android app from RedRover. The team at RedRover has launched a new app for mobile devices geared towards elementary school students. The Restricted Adventures of Raja is a graphic novel app that gives students the chance to interact with the story and learn empathy skills. In this story students […]

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Quizalize Individual Reports: Intervention Support for Students

Last year I shared Quizalize, a classroom tool that turns assessments into fun classroom quizzes. The folks behind this engaging platform have added a new feature called Individual Student Reports to provide intervention support for students. With Quizalize students are first praised for what they did well. Then kids are given a list of skills to practice […]

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5 Tech Tools for Writing Prompts: Web, iOS & Android Apps

Finding inspiration and working through writer’s block can be a challenge for students of all ages. There are a handful of technology tools that bring writing prompts to the fingertips of anyone with access to a web browser or tablet. What I love about these tools are how they each address the idea of supporting […]

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6 Ways to Use Book Creator in Science Classrooms

I love Book Creator! It is one of my favorite tools to share with teachers when I visit schools to talk about meaningful technology integration. There are some pretty clear connections to publishing the type of student work we’re used to seeing in English Language Arts classroom. Creating a book to tell the story of […]

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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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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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My New Book is Now Available! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Press, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing […]

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Become a Tech Ninja: FREE Day of Online PD

Join me on Saturday April 9th for a special day of totally free webinars! The team at SimpleK12 is hosting a full day of professional development — with 6 special sessions. You can join them all or log in for your favorite topic. See the list of topics! Not sure if you can make it […]

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Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets

If you missed my recent presentation “Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets” you can view it here! I shared some of favorite tools for teachers and students using Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Window tablets and Amazon tablets. These are perfect for one-to-one classrooms and schools using a mix devices. If you […]

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