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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Growth Mindset “With Math I Can” Initiative & Resources

As a former classroom teacher I know how easy it is for kids to feel frustrated when they come across a tough math problem. Supporting students as they work through rigorous, multi-step math problems is essential for helping kids stay motivated and prepared for the real world. The team at Amazon and partners from the education […]

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Use Ving with Google Classroom to Organize & Tailor Instruction

Ving is a cloud-based engagement platform that is now integrated with Google Classroom. It helps teachers better organize assignments and tailor customized instruction to meet students’ different needs. Ving makes it easier for educators to give children — particularly those with special needs or at high risk — the appropriate tools to understand and complete step-by-step assignments. […]

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Parent-Teacher Conference Organization Tool From ClassTag

You may have heard of ClassTag the cloud-based app that helps teachers engage parents in their classroom community. ClassTag has just launched a completely free parent-teacher conference organization tool for teachers. With this app teachers can set up parent-teacher conferences in minutes with a simple, one-page application. To schedule conferences, teachers indicate when they are available, provide the […]

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Flip the Script on Teaching Secondary ELA

If you’re looking for inspiration and support using technology in your classroom, there is a new video series from the team at StudySync® for Secondary ELA teachers worth checking out.  Catlin Tucker, teacher and author of Blended Learning for Grades 4-12, shares how you can utilize blended instruction and technology in your classroom, no matter how high-tech […]

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Personalized Literacy Support with Clicker 7

I recently had a chance to take a look at Clicker 7, a dynamic tool for teachers looking to provide personalized literacy support to students.  Clicker 7 helps students as they write and build literacy skills by providing a word processing space designed for their needs with speech support, a built in word predictor, a […]

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BrainPOP’s Make-a-Map Tool: Critical Thinking & Creation

BrainPOP is one of my favorite tools for teachers and I’m excited to announce that I was recently named a Certified BrainPOP Educator! When I was in the classroom BrainPOP was a go-to resource for helping students understand complex topics. Their engaging movies are perfect for providing background information, building domain-specific vocabulary, and helping students better understand […]

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3 Reasons Teachers are Excited About Coding

Here’s my new post for Kami’s blog about! Click here to check out the original. Teachers with access to technology tools in their classroom are excited about coding! Learning the foundations of computer programming is easier than ever for students with a mobile device in their hand. There are now apps and websites geared towards students of all ages, making […]

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KidzType Online Keyboarding Practice

KidzType is a website full of keyboarding exercises designed to help children develop typing skills. This site includes animated activities that ask students to complete a series of exercises to move up in level. They can choose from a variety of modules with talking animals guiding them through each level. This tool offers support for […]

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