Replaying Student Work with Otus Assessment Tool

Have you tried replaying student work to check for understanding? Here’s a new feature from the folks at Otus to help elevate the way you traditionally assess student learning. Formative assessment is more than a pop quiz or series of multiple choice questions and the new Assessment module from Otus gives educators lots of choices […]

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All About Me Projects for Google Classroom (made with Spark Video!)

Whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the school year, it’s always a wonderful time to share stories! I’m a huge fan of two powerful school tools, Google Classroom and Spark Video. Just like the tips shared in past posts (like the one linked here), there are so many ways these two popular classroom tools […]

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20 iPad Apps for Social Studies Classrooms

How are you leveraging the power of digital tools in the social studies classroom? This list of iPad apps for social studies classrooms includes a wide range of favorites. You’ll find content that connects students to primary source documents and games full of trivia questions. I love a list of new tools but remember to […]

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MakerBot Educators Guidebook for 3D Printing in the Classroom

What does 3D printing look like in your school? The team at MakerBot just sent me their new guidebook for educators and I’m excited to share some highlights with you! The MakerBot Educators Guidebook: The Definitive Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom was created with the support of MakerBot educators and contains lots of useful […]

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ClassMax Whole Student Data Collection Tool for Schools

What does data collection look like in your school? You know how I feel about formative assessment… when it comes to checking for understanding we can use digital tools to create meaningful, sustainable, and scalable change in classrooms. I’m so passionate about this topic I wrote a book about it. So when Katie from ClassMax […]

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Connect Your Classroom Globally With Empatico

As many educators already know, teaching tolerance, empathy, and multi-cultural understanding is important now more than ever. Yet too few children around the world have the opportunity to meet someone from another community, let alone another country. How can you connect your classroom globally? Empatico, a free, online tool for teachers, recently launched to ensure […]

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5 Tips for Creating Student Portfolios with Otus

In the age of blended classrooms and digital learning, student portfolio have become super popular. Digital student portfolios can be used to highlight work students are proud of and ready to share with others. In the past, portfolios were often a tangible collection of student work in a binder or folder. The Otus Student Performance […]

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The Big Guide to STEM: Resource for Teachers from Boxlight

What does STEM education look like in your school or classroom? The folks at Boxlight have just published The Big Guide to STEM an ebook full of STEM resources for teachers. This STEM ebook contains lots of recommendations for educators including favorite apps, websites and STEM events for teachers… and it’s totally free! Incorporating activities that […]

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Check for Understanding During Project-Based Learning Experiences

This is an excerpt from my book #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment with Technology​ (Corwin, 2017) highlighting project-based learning strategies. As educators, we know students need opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in meaningful, authentic ways. When long-term projects are designed with this goal in mind, students can explore a topic with more […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers: iPad Classroom Gift Guide

Over the past year I’ve worked with schools across the country who leverage the power of different types of technology to meet the needs of their students. Last week I posted a gift guide for teachers that spotlighted a few ideas for teachers in a Chromebook classroom. I was so excited about the response that […]

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