3 Apps for Teaching Environmental Stewardship

Earth Day lessons are perfect for getting students interested in the world around them. Whether you’re looking for an activity to use this April or want to infuse environmental awareness during another part of the school year, there are a variety of tools that can help students explore new things and share what they know. […]

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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. […]

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Adaptive, Interactive, Virtual World Fraction Game from Cignition

Mastery of fraction concepts is essential for student success in middle and high school math. The team at Cignition has developed online virtual world games to help students in fifth and sixth grade master fraction concepts. As part of Fog Stone Isle, each student is given a unique virtual world where they have choice and creative […]

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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 […]

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Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

There are amazing ways to elevate and energize instruction through using technology tools. One resource that’s popular with students of all ages — from the youngest to the oldest — is the video hosting website YouTube. YouTube lets anyone with a free account upload videos. Many organizations post collections of videos on this site, which is […]

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10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks

Students need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world. Providing students with ways to demonstrate their understanding and create content is even easier with technology tools. Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the […]

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Adobe Spark Publishing Tools for Web Browsers & iOS Apps

Big news today from Adobe! They’ve rebranded three of my favorite free apps for publishing and they’re now ALL web friendly. This means you can now use Adobe Spark Post (formerly Post), Adobe Spark Page (formerly Slate), and Adobe Spark Video (formerly Voice) on Chromebooks and iPads. Over the past few months I’ve shared how much […]

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How-to Start a Backchannel in Your Classroom

A backchannel provides a space for people to chat about a shared experience in the moment. Twitter is used as a backchannel during popular events like the Superbowl or the season finale of a favorite television. In this instance everyone tweets using a hashtag as they watch a live event and you can see what […]

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Kids Math Play: Free Math Games

Kids Math Play is a free math game resource for students in first through sixth grade. This website includes lots of games for students including fast math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It has plenty for students to choose from and the easy search feature makes this a straightforward option for students. On […]

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K-2 Math Tool You Might Be Missing (and a Chance to Get It for FREE!)

I’ve shared Happy Numbers before and I’m excited to announce their special promotion for teachers! This online resource supports differentiation by providing independent, individualized math instruction to students so teachers can focus on small groups. The adaptive scoring ensures students receive exactly enough practice to master a concept. Students receive immediate feedback and remediation for […]

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