How-To Use News-O-Matic in the ELA Classroom

Finding high-quality, informational text can be challenge for English Language Arts teachers – especially if you want to hold your students’ attention. The team at News-O-Matic shares five new articles each weekday that introduce students to current events topics. These articles are perfect for elementary school classrooms. Not only is the content age appropriate, but…

3 Reasons to Check Out Nearpod Essentials Interactive Lessons

If you’ve visited my site before you know that Nearpod is one of my favorite EdTech tools. When I travel to schools across the country I love sharing these interactive lessons with teachers. Nearpod is an engaging presentation tool that works on iPads, web browsers, Chromebooks, Android devices, you name it. Teachers can design their…

19 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers: Content, Assessment & Creation

Over the past few months I’ve had the chance to meet subscribers to my newsletter from across the country. At regional conferences like WyTECC and AzTEA and national conferences like ISTE it’s been so much fun to talk to teachers who receive my weekly newsletters and monthly giveaways!  … Last year I created 19 Tools for…

5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson…

Turnitin Revision Assistant: Student Writing Feedback Online Tool

Turnitin Revision Assistant is a tool for teachers to help them give feedback to students. Effective feedback should be timely and specific – Revision Assistant makes this important process manageable for teachers. With this writing feedback tool students can receive feedback aligned to a rubric of specific criteria set up by the teacher for that particular assignment.…

Special Opportunity from Cashtivity – Real World Math Challenge Tool for Teachers

Over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to work with the team at the fantastic math and entrepreneurship tool Cashtivity. They’ve developed a platform to help students build math skills through engaging, collaborative activities. Students can use Cashtivity to bring their ideas to life. Cashtivity includes bite-sized challenges for students that connect to the real world while…