12 Spotlight ThinkCERCA Lessons for Teaching the Election Across Content Areas

The election provides educators with a great opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across disciplines. But sometimes collaboration is easier said than done when traditional learning happens in silos, with every department speaking a different language. So where can you find lessons for teaching the election across the content areas? ThinkCERCA has designed as a whole-school solution […]

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4 Terrific Tips for Teachers New to Coding

If you’re brand new to coding, bringing computer science into your school can feel like a daunting task. The team at Pythonroom have created a special online platform for teachers new to coding. Although experienced computer science teachers will definitely love this site, teachers who are just getting started with coding will appreciate how Pythonroom sets them up […]

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4 Reasons to Use Ogment to Create Real-World Lessons

Ogment is a super cool tool for teachers that streamlines the process of building curriculum from digital content. It’s a curriculum-building tool where teachers can create real-world lessons from high-interest content. With Ogment teachers can grab content from the web, everything from videos and articles to images and websites. There is the ability to upload […]

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5 Ways Bloomz Translation Can Transform Parent Communication

Earlier this year I shared the super cool parent communication tool Bloomz. The team at Bloomz has a terrific feature for teachers and families which will totally transform the way educators communicate with families who speak another language. Parents who use Bloomz can translate posts, events, announcements, alerts and even comments posted by teachers into their […]

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6 Ways to Promote Collaboration with Ormiboard Interactive Student Tool

Are you looking to promote collaboration among your students? Ormiboard is a fantastic teacher tool that gives educators the power to create their own interactive presentations for students. Not only can teachers create personalized experience for students, they can promote collaboration in everyday lessons.With Ormiboard students can work together to explore class content using this totally interactive tool. 6 Ways to Promote […]

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9 Ways NetRef Makes Classroom Management Easy

Earlier this year I had the chance to talk to the team at NetRef about their tool for Internet classroom management in schools. With NetRef teachers can personalize the Internet access for each student or class. This means that NetRef lets teachers pick and choose which websites they’d like students to visit and which websites they’d like to stop them from […]

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Fire Prevention Week Lessons & Resources from NFPA

This is a post sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org. We’re right in the middle of Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15, 2016) and I wanted to share some useful, tech-friendly resources for teachers. The National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org have put together a host of fantastic resources for teachers. You’ll absolutely love […]

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The BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camp: A New Opportunity for Writing Teachers

Even though your school year is just starting to get off the ground it’s never too soon to start thinking about next summer, and the folks at BoomWriter are providing a great reason to do so! BoomWriter lets elementary, middle, and high school teachers conduct engaging nonfiction, fiction, and vocabulary development group-writing activities in almost […]

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Turnitin Feedback Studio: Commenting & Teacher Feedback App

Providing students with timely, meaningful feedback is essential in all classrooms. I’m a big fan of tools that make formative assessment more efficient for teachers and more useful for students, like this commenting and feedback app from Turnitin. The folks at Turnitin have released the Feedback Studio iPad app so teachers and students can connect […]

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3 Reasons to Check Out News-O-Matic this School Year

An understanding of current events is essential for students of all ages. As you work to bring news stories to life for elementary school students you’ll want to check out News-O-Matic. I shared News-O-Matic and it’s bilingual content earlier this year (News-O-Matic). What I love about this tool is how it quickly and easily it puts […]

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