Spark Page to Publish Google Docs: A Must-Try Combo!

This week I spoke at and event for New York educators about how to turn students into creators with Google Apps and Google-friendly tools. We discussed the power of giving students an audience for their work and strategies for supporting students during the process. Part of our session included tips for collaboration and planning on Google Docs before shifting our focus on how to take the work out of a closed ecosystem and…

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Free Webinar: Student Engagement Tips + Strategies for K-12 Readers

This September, I’m excited to lead a new webinar on student engagement on behalf of the folks at Big Universe. It’s titled Student Engagement: Tips + Strategies for K-12 Readers and will take place on Wednesday, September 13th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. The start of a new school year provides a great opportunity to share new techniques and strategies for student engagement with…

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ClassPack by Easyblog for Student-Friendly ePortfolios

Are you looking for a way for students to capture their learning this school year? ClassPack by Easyblog lets students share text, photos, videos and more. Through snapshots and messages about their day, students can create ePortfolios that give them a space to celebrate their learning. It’s quick and easy and thanks to the…

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EDpuzzle K-12 Educational Videos for Students

This week I had the chance to connect with the awesome team behind EDpuzzle. If you haven’t heard of them before, EDpuzzle is resource for teachers and school with over 50,000 curated educational videos for students. With content to use with kindergarteners to high school students, there plenty to choose from across…

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5 Engaging Back-to-School Activities with Buncee

Whether you’ve already started your first day of school or you’re just starting to set up your classroom for the new year, the back-to-school season is an exciting time for all. The fresh year ahead is full of possibilities for fun, engaging learning experiences and personal growth (for you and your students). Before it starts in full force, it’s key to start…

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7 Fantastic Apps and Websites for Reading at Home

Looking for resources to share with families? There are lots of great apps and websites for reading at home during out of school hours. You may have heard of the phrase digital divide which first referred to the idea some people have plenty of access to technology and a wireless network where others did not. […]

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4 Reasons I’m Excited for Book Creator on Chrome

Have you thought about creating ebooks on Chromebooks? Well I’m super excited to share the news you can now access Book Creator on the Chrome web browser! This means that one of my favorite iPad apps for students is now works on Chromebooks or any computer with a Chrome web browser. Book Creator is a […]

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KudosWall Online Portfolio for K-12 Students

KudosWall is an online portfolio designed for K-12 students, their parents, and educators to help users keep their accomplishments in one place. Their team designed KudosWall to make it easy to store pictures, videos, presentations, and documents throughout the school year. From certificates and posters…

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5 Ways to Honor Student Curiosity with Adobe Spark Creation Tools

If we met at ISTE or ILA this year, you probably heard me use the phrase “tasks before apps.” This is the way I like to describe putting the learning first and choosing open-ended creation tools that meet the needs of all of your students. The free Spark creation tools from Adobe are three of […]

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Giving Eyes to the Exit Slip: Spark Post Formative Assessment Strategies

This week I had the chance to share one of my favorite tips for teachers at the ISTE conference in San Antonio. Although one of my sessions was dedicated to introducing all three of the Adobe Spark tools, in my formative assessment sessions I highlighted Spark Post and special formative assessment strategies. We’re so used […]

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