New to BYOD or 1:1? 6 Classroom Management Tips for Teachers

Teaching in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or one-to-one classroom is a fantastic experience. Every student has their own device and you can customize learning activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning activities. Earlier this year I shared NetRef, a tool that lets teachers personalize the Internet access for each student or entire classroom. This means they can pick and…

3 Tech Tips for Parent Newsletters

How do you share information with families during the school year? Parent newsletters are a great way to keep parents in the loop about what is happening in your classroom. A newsletter can include classroom stories, details about upcoming events, and suggestions for how families can support their children’s academic growth at home. Technology tools can make it…

Project-Based Learning with Drawp for School Student Tool

Drawp for School is one of my favorite tools for teachers and students. It’s a workflow management platform with powerful design tools for kids. Children can draw, paint, add text, and include photos and voice recordings in their creations. Drawp gives students opportunities for immediate collaboration and includes multiple ways for students and teachers to give feedback on…

7 Reasons to Check Out Ormiboard This School Year

Last month I had the chance to watch a demo of Ormiboard. I was super impressed by this teacher tool that gives educators the power to create their own interactive presentations for students. Even better, Ormiboard lets teachers take content they’ve already made – like Interactive Whiteboard lessons – and convert it into a personalized…

9 Reasons to Try Pairprep to Digitize Your Content

Are you looking for more online activities for students? The folks at Pairprep provide a tool to quickly turns paper assignments into online activities by simply taking a photo or uploading a PDF. Teachers can tag questions quickly, converting a stale paper assignment into interactive exercises for their students. Although the idea of turning paper activities into digital activities…

Bloomz App for Volunteer Sign-Ups & Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

Looking for an easy way to manage parent-teacher conference scheduling? Need a simple tool to manage sign-ups for volunteers in your school or classroom? This summer I shared Bloomz a fantastic tool teachers are using this school year. It’s a mobile and web-based app designed to increase parental engagement. Teachers and school leaders can use this platform to communicate and coordinate…