Word Building App Planet Lettra: Strengthen Phonemic Awareness

In the literacy classroom, iPads can be used for center activities, with small group instruction or in whole class activities. Planet Lettra is a word building app that helps students develop phonemic awareness. In this playful, interactive environment, students can freely experiment with word building. Letter bubbles float around the screen and guide players in building […]

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Printables and PDFs on the Web for Reading, Math & More

I know how challenging it can be to find the perfect resource to support students as they build English Language Arts and math skills. You might be looking for a practice activity for your whole class, a small group, or just a select number of students who need extra help or enrichment. The folks at Super Teacher Worksheets […]

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140 Twitter Tips for Educators: EdTech Book Spotlight #140EduTips

At this month’s ASCD Annual Conference I had the chance to chat with Billy Krakower one of the authors of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators in collaboration with Brad Currie and Scott Rocco of Evolving Educators. Billy, Brad and Scott are the founders of #satchat which I’m looking forward to guest moderating later this year. […]

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Personalized Learning Platform Kiddom: Data and Standards-Based Tool

Last month I had the chance to take a tour of Kiddom a totally free platform that helps teachers use real-time data to make decisions. Kiddom lets educators curate personalized learning experiences by choosing which resources are “just-right” for students. Teachers can use Kiddom to get these resources into the hands of students and make […]

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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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Visme Presentation Tool & Infographic Maker

Visme is an simple-to-use online tool that makes it easy create infographics and presentations straight from your web browser. This laptop and Chromebook-friendly tool is perfect for teachers and students looking to design presentation slides or display data on infographics. It includes support for users of all levels, whether they are a pro at designing visuals or just […]

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SMART Board Notebook Lessons from Modern Chalkboard

Modern Chalkboard is a great resource for teachers looking for SMART Board Notebook lessons. With content for Kindergarten through fifth grade Modern Chalkboard has math lessons on a range of topics. Teachers can find lessons on topics like area, perimeter, addition, multiplication, fractions, and more. In addition to math lessons, Modern Chalkboard also gives teachers […]

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TOTI Virtual Teaching Online Learning Center for Readers

TOTI Virtual Teaching is an online learning center for teens and adults struggling to read. They offer intensive teaching and practice teen and adult readers can access from home. Their certified teachers have Special Ed and ESL qualifications and meet students online once a week. The TOTI Virtual Teaching practice tool is filled with content for older readers and […]

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3 Ways to Use #ScannableTech in After School Programs

I’ve very excited to host a master class on Scannable Technology at the BOOST Conference this April.  My new book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom includes lots of ways teachers can use #ScannableTech with students.  Many of the ideas and activities I share are perfect for […]

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Storytelling with Virtual Reality: Filming for Google Cardboard at Unarthodox

This year I’ve shared a couple reasons why I’m excited about virtual reality including new lessons from Nearpod and the special app from the New York Times. Earlier this month I had the chance to visit the folks at Unarthodox a space in New York City with programming designed to use non-traditional art methods to encourage self-expression in […]

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