TypeTastic School Edition: Keyboarding Practice for Elementary Students

A few weeks ago I had a chance to connect with the folks at TypingMaster. They’ve developed a special keyboarding practice platform for elementary school-aged students. TypeTastic School Edition is an ad-free web-browser based tool for students. They focus on presenting keyboarding in a series of games…

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Revision Assistant from Turnitin Now with Lexile Measures

Earlier this year I shared Turnitin Revision Assistant a formative writing product for classrooms. If you haven’t heard of Revision Assistant before, it was designed to extend the reach of teachers by giving student writers immediate, actionable and substantive feedback. The folks at Turnitin have now partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to…

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6 Reasons to Lead Your Next Faculty Meeting with Nearpod

Nearpod is one of my favorite teaching tools! As a professional development facilitator it has become one of my go-to tools for leading a discussion, modeling best practices and engaging teachers. If you’re a regular follower of my blog you’ve probably seen me highlight eight ways Nearpod can be used to check for understanding in the […]

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5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners

This past weekend I had the chance to share tips, strategies and lesson ideas for educators looking to empower their students with creation tools. At the Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference in New Jersey I led a session with ways to use the totally free, BYOD-friendly Adobe Spark creation tools. I first started using the Spark […]

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5 Totally Free Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

I am so excited to announce that I’m joining the awesome folks at Book Creator again this summer to offer five totally free webinars for teachers! These Book Creator webinars focus on five new topics and are perfect for teachers who are completely new to Book Creator or who are ready to take their use […]

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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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10 Free and Low-Cost Math Apps and Math Websites

From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create how-to videos for authentic audiences, explain their thinking through screencasting, or use scannable technology in the math classroom, for example. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their […]

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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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