Special Opportunity from Cashtivity – Real World Math Challenge Tool for Teachers

Over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to work with the team at the fantastic math and entrepreneurship tool Cashtivity. They’ve developed a platform to help students build math skills through engaging, collaborative activities. Students can use Cashtivity to bring their ideas to life. Cashtivity includes bite-sized challenges for students that connect to the real world while…

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…

SMART Board Notebook Lessons from Modern Chalkboard

Modern Chalkboard is a great resource for teachers looking for SMART Board Notebook lessons. With content for Kindergarten through fifth grade Modern Chalkboard has math lessons on a range of topics. Teachers can find lessons on topics like area, perimeter, addition, multiplication, fractions, and more. In addition to math lessons, Modern Chalkboard also gives teachers…

BrainPOP’s Make-a-Map Tool: Critical Thinking & Creation

BrainPOP is one of my favorite tools for teachers and I’m excited to announce that I was recently named a Certified BrainPOP Educator! When I was in the classroom BrainPOP was a go-to resource for helping students understand complex topics. Their engaging movies are perfect for providing background information, building domain-specific vocabulary, and helping students better understand…

Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

The folks at Odeum are developing customizable and ready-to-go educational games for teachers.  These role-playing games apply to a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, literature and more. Educators can choose from games that feature Macbeth and Anne Frank or use different historical environments for customizable activities. Their “plug-and-play” kits of theaters, actors, and scene maps cover different topics and…

My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing…

Create Storyboards & Graphic Organizers with Storyboard That

Students can create storyboards and graphic organizers on the web with Storyboard That. Storyboard That is a web-based application that turns students into creators.  This fantastic online tool includes tons of resources for students and teachers.  They can make their own storyboards and graphic organizers using thousands of characters, word bubbles, icons and symbols.  Giving students…