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10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized this School Year

The start of a new school year is a great time to reflect on what’s really working for you and what isn’t quite cutting it. When it comes to staying organized, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s all about finding a system that works for you and picking apps or tools that you will actually use. There isn’t a tool that will work perfectly for everyone—you may love…

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…

4 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark

4 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark

Turning students into content creators gives them an opportunity to explore a range of transferrable skills. Students can collaborate as they brainstorm ideas, formulate a plan and create a movie, or they can work independently as they design a website to share a learning experience with the world. When supporting students as they create a…

360 Video Spotlight Museum of Natural History Virtual Reality 1

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…

Nearpod’s Ready-To-Teach Lessons: Research Bundles + Teaching Tolerance

Nearpod’s Ready-To-Teach Lessons: Research Bundles + Teaching Tolerance

Nearpod is an amazing tool for teachers that helps you create engaging, interactive lessons for your classroom. As an elementary school teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod all the time with my students. Now that I’m out of the classroom, I use Nearpod to facilitate professional development and model best practices for…

8 Ways to Check for Understanding with Nearpod

Technology tools can transform the way a check for understanding happens in the classroom. Nearpod is a favorite formative assessment tool that can be used to monitor student progress during a lesson while engaging students with interactive activities. Earlier this year I shared some of the ways Nearpod transformed my teaching in the classroom and…