Education Book Spotlight: Courageous Edventures by Jennie Magiera

Earlier this year I had the chance to get a sneak peek at Jennie Magiera’s new book Courageous Edventures: Navigating Obstacles to Discover Classroom Innovation. This is a fantastic read for teachers at all stages in their career. Jennie is a fellow Apple Distinguished Educator and Corwin Author. If you’ve haven’t had the chance to hear her […]

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Create a Read Aloud Backchannel in Your Classroom

This week I had to opportunity to work with teachers in North Carolina on behalf of the awesome folks at LitLife. The teachers at this school were definitely excited to introduce technology tools into their everyday lessons. One of the tips I shared with teachers is the power of a backchannel during literacy instruction — […]

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7 Tips for Managing the Internet in Your Classroom

Managing classroom Internet can be a challenge for teachers. If you’re looking to have more control over the Internet in your classroom there are different ways to keep students in check throughout the school day. Having access to the Internet is a must for teachers preparing students to navigate the world outside of their classroom. Here […]

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How-To Create a Class Newsletter with Spark Page

I’m a huge fan of the totally free Adobe Spark tools! If you saw me speak at iPadpalooza events in Texas, Minnesota or Oklahoma this summer you heard be raving about this fantastic creation tool for students on iPads and students working on computers and Chromebooks. Spark Page is a terrific tool for creating newsletters. […]

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7 Election Lesson Ideas & Resources for Teachers from PBS

I’ve always believed that one of the roles of educators is to help their students become well-informed, curious, and active citizens. The election lesson ideas and resources from PBS LearningMedia can make it easier to bring current events into your classroom. On their Election Central website you’ll find lots of great tools to use this school […]

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4 Ways to Use Kahoot’s NEW iPad App

It’s no secret that I love Kahoot! Earlier this year I had the chance to speak at their session at iPadpalooza in Austin. I love how the Kahoot iPad app (and web tool) can be used in shared screen classrooms to promote engagement and check for understanding as a #FormativeTech tool. The team at Kahoot […]

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3 New Features from Zzish Quiz Tool: Class Management, Archive, and Gradebook

Earlier this year I shared Zzish and I’m so excited to see they have three new updates to their quizzing tool. With Zzish teachers can turns assessments into classroom quizzes for their students. They’ve introduced 3 totally new features to their online quiz tool that you’ll want to check out! Class Management: New editable class lists in […]

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3 Reasons to Try Paperscorer App This School Year

Looking to auto-score assessments? Paperscorer is a app that lets teachers generate bubble sheets from quizzes they’ve created. It gives teachers the power to decide what they want to assess when checking for student understanding in the middle or end of a unit of study. If you’re already using Google for Education and Instructor Canvas in […]

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9 Reasons to Try Pairprep to Digitize Your Content

Are you looking for more online activities for students? The folks at Pairprep provide a tool to quickly turns paper assignments into online activities by simply taking a photo or uploading a PDF. Teachers can tag questions quickly, converting a stale paper assignment into interactive exercises for their students. Although the idea of turning paper activities into digital activities […]

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Educeri Teacher Resources: Over 1,000 K-12 Lessons

 I love resources designed to make teachers lives easier. The folks at Educeri have put together a terrific online resource of K-12 lessons that include lots of resources for teachers. They have real lesson plans, created by educators that align to the national standards. As a big believer in the power of formative assessment I’m […]

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