STOPit School Bullying Prevention Program

  If bullying is a problem at your school or you are looking for a program to compliment a digital citizenship initiative take a look at STOPit.  It is a school program that provides tools for teachers to help them empower their students and decrease instances of bullying.  This goal of STOPit is to inspire a […]

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ClassroomIQ for Simple Grading

ClassroomIQ is a solution for grading hand-written open-response assessments.  It lets teachers scan and import their existing assessments without making any changes to conform to the platform.  You can annotate responses and leave detailed feedback for students to review.  Teachers also have access to images of each handwritten student response in an archive. You can cut down your grading […]

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New Premium Services from Frolyc

Earlier this year I introduced Frolyc as a terrific tool for teachers to design lesson-based interactive activities. Users can now purchase individual activities to use with students or they can upgrade to a premium service where all activities are available for unlimited student assignment.  Kind of like signing up for Netflix and having access to […]

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Pre-order Announcement! New iBook on QR Codes and the Classroom

I’m so excited to announce that my new iBook “Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond” is now available for pre-order! This iBook was made to view on iPads and has tons of ideas for using QR codes to design engaging lessons that reach all learners in your […]

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Syllabuy: Teacher Marketplace for Buying & Selling Lessons

If you are selling your lesson plans online already or are thinking about getting started you’ll want to check out Syllabuy.  Features for sellers include: a simple product management system, the ability to put products on sale and create coupon codes, real-time feedback on product performance, and monthly payments via PayPal.  Syllabus is a program from FundingFactory, the […]

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iAnnotate for PDFs (with a Special Offer!)

I’m a big fan of iAnnotate – it’s an app that I use personally and professionally and if you work with PDFs you’ll definitely want to check it out!  Teachers and students are seeing the benefit of going paperless, especially when deciding whether or not to print huge PDF documents just so they can highlight […]

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Chalkup: New Rubric Feature for Quick Grading

I’ve shared some of the reasons that I like Chalkup as a platform for students and teachers.  They now have a new feature that you’ll want to check out – rubrics that make it simple to assess and grade student projects and assignments.  As educators we know the importance of using assessment tools like rubrics […]

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The H&R Block Budget Challenge: Financial Literacy

The H&R Block Budget Challenge has just launched and now teachers can register to win classroom grants and student scholarships.  It’s designed to help kids learn budgeting and financial discipline skills early by presenting financial literacy in a fun and playful context.  Students will be given real-world problems to tackle that they can apply to their […]

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MelonPrep for Customizable Assessments

MelonPrep is a practice platform for students developed by Carnegie Mellon Alumni.  It is designed to help students retain what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to real world situations.  Students can choose from a range of topics and concepts. There are over 100,000 questions across the content areas.  MelonPrep lets students quiz from […]

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12 Super Study Tools for Students

Are you teaching students good study skills? Do you want to introduce mobile apps that can be used on your students’ personal devices? You’re bound to find something on this list of super study tools to help you and your students this school year! Synopsis (flashcards) Shmoop (test prep guides) VocabularySpellingCity (games) EasyAnnotate (PDF viewer) NoteLedge (notetaking) Brainly (social network) Academic Help (writing […]

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