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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Sesame Street Storytelling with WriteReader

Sesame Street Characters are now available on WriteReader’s Digital Book-Authoring Platform! Last year I wrote about WriteReader a fantastic web tool to support early literacy in English Language Arts classrooms and with English Language Learners. This year…

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4 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark

Turning students into content creators gives them an opportunity to explore a range of transferrable skills. Students can collaborate as they brainstorm ideas, formulate a plan and create a movie, or they can work independently as they design a website to share a learning experience with the world. When supporting students as they create a […]

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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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Peergrade, Free Online Platform for Peer Feedback in Schools

How are you including peer feedback in your classroom? Peer feedback gives students an opportunity to share their work with classmates and review the work of others. Peergrade is a free online platform that lets teachers facilitate peer feedback sessions with their students. Peergrade is a company working out of SingularityU Denmark founded by David Wind, a PhD student and […]

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360 Video Spotlight: Museum of Natural History Virtual Reality

Last week I introduced a new Thursday series of Facebook posts and blog posts all about 360 video. Today I want to spotlight a great resource for finding and sharing 360 video and a super cool video you may want to share with students. Vimeo is a popular video sharing tool, especially in schools that have blocked […]

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5 Spark Video Chromebook and iPad Activities for English Language Learners

Last week I had the chance to share some strategies for using video with English Language Learners. During this special presentation at the Apple Store SoHo in New York City, I spoke to educators (and plenty of casual shoppers who walked by) about the power of using videos with students. Children who might be conversationally […]

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Student-Centered Learning with Studyo Project Manager for Students

How are students building independence in your school? A project manager for students can shift schools away from teacher-focused learning to student-centered learning. The folks at Studyo have designed a fantastic tool that lets students take ownership of their learning and build independence. Studyo is a project manager for students that supports the growth  of transferable […]

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Nearpod’s Ready-To-Teach Lessons: Research Bundles + Teaching Tolerance

Nearpod is an amazing tool for teachers that helps you create engaging, interactive lessons for your classroom. As an elementary school teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod all the time with my students. Now that I’m out of the classroom, I use Nearpod to facilitate professional development and model best practices for […]

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Blended Learning Program Lexia Reading Core5 for Fundamental Literacy Skills

Are you using a blended learning program in your classroom? Lexia Reading Core5 is a research-based program for students in PreK through fifth grade that is friendly for schools with lots of different types of technology. It provides norm-referenced data for teachers to help make instructional decisions for individual students. Instead of taking a test, the activities students […]

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