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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Community and Culture Connections with 51Talk American Academy Program

Are you interested in expanding your skill set as an educator and learning about students who live in another part of the world? The folks at 51Talk have just launched a new opportunity for teachers in the United States and Canada designed to support students as they learn…

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Teach English from Home: 51Talk American Academy Program

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to connect with the team at 51Talk. If you haven’t heard of 51Talk before, they’re a company that focuses on online English-learning to help children learn how to speak English. We talked about their mission for making English-language learning a reality for students overseas through one-on-one video conferencing. It […]

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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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Schoolrunner Comprehensive Data Management System for Schools

Last month I had the chance to connect with the team at Schoolrunner, a comprehensive data management system for schools. They have developed a powerful tool designed to make it easier for educators to analyze data. Schoolrunner accomplishes a lot of goals from simplifying attendance to visualizing data. It takes all of the information you […]

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5 Ways to Use Buncee in the Library

Buncee is a wonderfully easy and fun way to create digital content in your school library. This web-based creation and presentation tool allows educators and students to create visuals for a wide variety of lessons. There are so many ways to use Buncee in the library as well as in classrooms. This Padlet shows off […]

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Use LivingTree Family Phone Alerts to Connect Schools and Families

How do you stay in touch with families in your class, school and district? LivingTree has just added family phone alerts to keep schools and families connected throughout the school year. LivingTree is a family engagement tool designed for PreK-12 schools. It’s already used by schools across the country and now with their new phone alert […]

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6 Ways to Use Adobe Spark with Google Classroom

Tomorrow I’m headed home from Barcelona where I gave the closing keynote at ITworldEdu. It was such a privilege to share meaningful, sustainable and scalable ways to create engaging learning experiences in the digital world. I shared stories from my time as a one-to-one iPad classroom teacher and my work with teachers across the country […]

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5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Nearpod is a favorite tool that I used in my classroom as a one-to-one iPad teacher and now use all the time in my professional development workshops. I love how Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data. Since Nearpod is an absolute favorite so I thought I’d take […]

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