JFK Centennial Leadership Lessons from Apple Education

Today marks the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. The team at Apple Education has curated an amazing set of resources from the JFK Library and Museum that are perfect for classroom exploration. These leadership lessons are designed to help educators inspire students around the world to become leaders in their own community. JFK Centennial […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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