3 Quick Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? When we use formative assessment strategies, we’re on a fact-finding mission. As educators, we work to figure out who understands the teaching point of a lesson, who has mastered a new concept, who needs extra help. Formative assessment happens naturally as we walk around the room […]

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Hacking Google for Education: Education Book Spotlight

This weekend I had the chance to see the authors of Hacking Google for Education: 99 Ways to Leverage Google Tools in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts in action! At their third annual Tomorrow’s Classroom Today Conference, authors Brad Currie, Billy Krakower and Scott Rocco shared some of the big ideas in their book and led a special […]

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Fog Stone Isle Math Games Gear Up to Combat Summer Slide

Last year I shared a special fraction game for students called Fog Stone Isle from the folks at Cignition. They’ve developed an online virtual world to help students in fifth and sixth grade master fraction concepts. With summer break approaching, the Cignition team is working hard to make sure teachers have…

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Recap 2.0 Question and Answer Platform Inspires Student Learning Journeys

Over the past few months I’ve used Recap when leading teacher workshops to demonstrate the power of technology to elevate formative assessment practices. Well the folks at Recap haven’t just upgraded their awesome video reflection tool, they’ve greatly expanded the platform to provide a space for teachers to create interactive…

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6 Reasons to Try Small Group Instruction with Nearpod

As a classroom teacher Nearpod was a go-to tool for both whole group and small group instruction. During my first year of using iPads with students I would often try out a new tool or tech-strategy with a small group before introducing it to the whole class. This week as I visited a second grade […]

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Plan Ahead for the Next School Year with Kiddom’s Planner

This past year I’ve had the chance to connect with the awesome folks at Kiddom. As you wrap up this school year and prepare for a new group of students, you’ll definitely want to check out Kiddom’s Planner to plan ahead for the next school year. Whether you’re packing up…

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Find, Customize, and Create Digital Assignments with Edcite

I received compensation in exchange for sharing this product. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own :) Edcite is a free website that allows teachers to find, customize, and create digital assignments featuring technology-enhanced questions. Teachers can choose from over 22,000 digital assignments that other teachers have shared into the Edcite Assignment […]

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Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference: Book Signing + Special Discount

This month I’m very excited to participate in a special event held in my new home state of New Jersey! The Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference is an annual event hosted by the fantastic folks at Evolving Educators. You might know them as the team behind #Satchat, and this time last year I profiled their book 140 […]

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Increase Family Engagement with Schoolrunner Student + Parent Portal

At the beginning of this month I shared the modern data analytics tool Schoolrunner, which provides schools and districts with actionable data to drive instruction. This comprehensive data management system has lots of great features including the ability to simplify attendance and create, implement and edit goals to fit your school’s changing needs. In terms of parent engagement, there are […]

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Learning Management System: An LMS Can Connect Your School Community

I received compensation in exchange for sharing this product. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own :) You’ve probably heard the term LMS or learning management system used in the field of education technology. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that helps teachers and students connect. With an LMS […]

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