Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool

Earlier this year I featured the digital storytelling tool 30hands. 30hands Storyteller is a great for formative assessment. With this tool, students learn subject matter by taking on the role of teacher and create their own videos. Teachers can check for understanding by assessing a student’s knowledge, understanding, and skills from the video. When students…

How-To Compose Your Own Score for Spark Video with GarageBand

If your students create movies for a culminating project you’ll love how easy it is to combine two of my very favorite digital tools! I’ve shared lots of reasons why I love Adobe Spark Video. It’s free, easy to use, and works on iPads, iPhones, Chromebooks, or any computer with a web browser. With this…

6 Science Biographies for Young Readers (in digital and print!)

Looking for great science biographies for your classroom? Whether you are working with print books or digital texts, there are plenty of great options for young readers. In earlier posts I’ve shared some of my favorite tools for digital reading responses including Spark Video and PicCollage. You can check out a list of nine favorite…

Get Started with bulb Digital Portfolios this Year

Finding the best way to showcase and celebrate student work can be a challenge. Digital portfolios gives students the power to curate, create, share and showcase their work. Last week I had the chance to spend time with the awesome team at bulb during the FETC conference in Orlando, Florida. Not only was it so much…

5 Books to Inspire Digital Reading Responses

Are your students responding to reading with digital tools? Last year I published two posts that featured some favorite apps and websites that give students a way to respond to reading. The first post 9 Reading Response Apps and Websites highlighted a handful of favorite tools for reading responses. The second post 5 Tips for Using Book Creator…

WriteLab’s Chrome Extension for more than Spelling and Grammar

Are you using Chromebooks or laptops this school year? The folks at WriteLab have just released a free Chrome extension for spelling and grammar. Now teachers and students can clean and clarify their writing everywhere on the web. The Chromebook extension provides spelling and grammar feedback as you write emails and get ready to post on…