EdTech Tip: Preparing Students for Google Hangouts

Here’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! Google Hangouts makes it easy to connect with people from around the globe, right from the classroom. Students who participate in Google Hangouts should be prepared for the experience. It is important that they understand their role, know […]

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The Brainstormer – iOS and Apple Watch Storytelling App

Next week I’ll be sharing ideas for storytelling with the Apple Watch at ISTE in Philadelphia.  One app that I’ve been excited about is The Brainstormer  which is available for iPhones, iPads, and now the Apple Watch.  With a tap of the screen users will see a new plot, subject and setting appear.  The dials […]

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Imagine Easy Scholar: Tools for Students and Teachers

Imagine Easy Scholar has terrific tools for students and teachers that can support English Language Arts instruction and used across the content areas.  Students can use the Scholar Annotation Tool (Google Chrome Extension) to highlight text directly on a website. The highlighted information is saved to a digital notecard, where they can then add more information […]

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EdTech Trend: Google Cardboard

Here’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! Wearable technology, including Google Glass or the newly launched Apple Watch, has made the news for years. Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe even talked about it in this TED Talk. Although wearable tech is increasingly popular for those who can afford the investment, it’s […]

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Science App for DIY Experiments and Exploration

I’ve shared a handful of awesome, free apps from The Lawrence Hall of Science and here is another worth checking out!  DIY Lake Science includes hands-on activities, videos, and tons of information for students, teachers, and families.  With this app kids can explore lake science and learn by doing thanks to the easy to follow […]

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Tips & Tricks for Attending an Education Conference

Here’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! An education conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn best practices, hear about new trends and meet like-minded educators. Many organizations hold conferences that focus on a specific aspect of education. This could include social studies, English […]

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Standards Planner: Summer Time-Saver for Your Lesson Plans

  This year I’ve shared Standards Planner, an online tool that lets teachers create and organize their lessons quickly and easily. As you wrap up classes for summer and get ready for next year, Standards Planner will definitely come in handy. They are offering a free account for teachers with extra support, setup, and resources. […]

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How-To: Create Reading Guides for Students with iBook Tools

One thing I love about iBooks is how easy it is to take notes and organize your thinking. I’ve used iBooks to prepare reading guides for student book clubs. If your students are reading classic texts (Treasure Island, Jane Eyre, etc.) these books are free to download.  If students are going to read in a book club […]

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Critical Thinking Resources from Mentoring Minds

Critical thinking is an essential skill for students both across grade levels and content areas. Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of critical thinking resources for K-12, offers educators curriculum solutions in print and digital formats that integrate best practices for supplementary instruction, learning and assessment across a range of subject areas. Last year, the company launched […]

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Tocomail Online Communication Tool for Kids

Tocomail provides fun and safe online communication for kids. Kids can use Tocomail to send messages to family members and friends, and it is great as classroom communication service. Since I first wrote about Tocomail, a lot of new options have been added. This includes single click audio and video messaging, texting, and updated interface. With […]

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