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…

6 Reasons to Try PBIS Rewards in Your School

Have you heard of PBIS Rewards? This PBIS management system makes it quick and easy to continuously reward students for meeting behavior expectations. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It’s an initiative that many schools have adopted to provide a common framework for behavior across a school or district. PBIS Rewards was designed to make…

10 Things You Need to Know About #ScannableTech

Scannable technology lets users connect content to places and spaces for a variety of purposes. I believe that QR codes and augmented reality can transform teaching and learning when thoughtfully integrated into instruction. This month I had the chance to share my ACES Framework for #ScannableTech integration featured in my new book for Corwin Press,…

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience

Sometimes augmented reality can feel like a gimmick. It’s just like any type of technology – it should address specific learning objectives and connect to long-term goals for students. On first look, the Live Butterflies augmented reality app might feel like a simple AR experience. What I love about this app and many other augmented reality favorites…

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students. Their web-based collections, interactive ebooks, and mobile apps are perfect for classrooms studying United States history. Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web. Finding resources online can be…