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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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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Check for Understanding During Project-Based Learning Experiences

This is an excerpt from my book #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment with Technology​ (Corwin, 2017) highlighting project-based learning strategies. As educators, we know students need opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in meaningful, authentic ways. When long-term projects are designed with this goal in mind, students can explore a topic with more […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers: iPad Classroom Gift Guide

Over the past year I’ve worked with schools across the country who leverage the power of different types of technology to meet the needs of their students. Last week I posted a gift guide for teachers that spotlighted a few ideas for teachers in a Chromebook classroom. I was so excited about the response that […]

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Arduino Sketch Lesson from Because Learning! STEM Program

Are you using a hands-on STEM program in your school? Last month I shared the Because Learning! STEM program for classrooms. If you haven’t heard of them before, Because Learning! provides a hands-on STEM program for teachers and parents. The program includes standards-mapped curriculum, teacher guides, hands-on kits, and curated units.  Their team has a special […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers: Chromebook Classroom Gift Guide

This year I’ve worked with lots of schools across the country where they’re using Chromebooks to give students a space to document their learning. From activities like book trailers with Spark Video to introducing formative assessment routines with Nearpod, this technology is powerful when thoughtfully integrated into instruction.  Are you looking for a gift for […]

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Free Webinar: 10 Tips to Differentiate for Readers

How do you differentiate for readers in your classroom? I’m very excited to join the folks at Voyager Sopris to share ten tips for differentiating instruction for K-5 readers. On Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7PM ET, you’re invited to a totally free webinar for educators, “10 Tips to Differentiate for Readers” (click here to register.) During this […]

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Using Otus Student Video Responses to Check for Understanding

Last month I featured Otus, a student performance platform that combines the power of many popular EdTech tools. Otus provides a space for a classroom/learning management system, access to assessment management tools, and a full data warehouse – this means that some of your favorite features with other tools all come together in one place with […]

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KudosWall Pro Online Resume Builder for Students

Are your students in need of an online resume builder? KudosWall Pro is geared towards older students and first-time resume builders. With KudosWall Pro students can build a resume by adding information to their form and you’ll automatically have access to your own personalized resume. Once you have everything complete, users can share their resume online with […]

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