8 How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech in 2017

The new year is a natural time for us to reflect on our current practices and make plans for the future. This year I’ve been focusing on sharing ideas for teachers that help them get started with new technology tools. Although I think it’s still important to curate favorite apps and tools for other educators, […]

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How-To Use QR Codes to Curate Resources for Students

If you’ve heard me speak about the power of scannable technology in education, or checked out my book, you might be familiar with my ACES Framework. The ACES Framework is the tool I use to discuss deeper learning with scannable technology. When it comes to finding resources for your classroom, the C of the ACES […]

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6 Ways to Use Google Cardboard in Your Classroom Tomorrow

One of my most popular posts this year has been a list of my favorite apps for Google Cardboard (check it out here). With this super cool and affordable headset, you can easily bring virtual reality into your classroom. Although we can easily get caught up in the wow or gimmick factor of this technology, […]

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Scan and Learn with the Socratic Homework App

 You know that I’m crazy about #ScannableTech and here is a fantastic example of it in action. The folks at Socratic.org have just released a new homework app that makes it easier to for kids to get the help they need. With Socratic’s app, students snap a photo of questions on their homework assignments… and Socratic automatically gives links […]

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Interactive 3D Content from Lifeliqe: 1,000 Augmented Reality Models

Have you used virtual reality in your classroom? Well if you’re ready to take it to the next level you’ll want to check out the interactive 3D content from Lifeliqe. Teachers can use augmented reality with Lifeliqe – every single one of their 1,000 models has an AR view, where you can either capture the model in the environment, or […]

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3 Reasons to Check Out Nearpod Essentials Interactive Lessons

If you’ve visited my site before you know that Nearpod is one of my favorite EdTech tools. When I travel to schools across the country I love sharing these interactive lessons with teachers. Nearpod is an engaging presentation tool that works on iPads, web browsers, Chromebooks, Android devices, you name it. Teachers can design their […]

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CoSpaces Virtual Reality Creator for Teachers and Students

You’ve probably heard. Virtual reality is one of the hottest topics in education this year. CoSpaces is a free virtual reality creator tool that makes it possible to create virtual reality content yourself or let students create it. One reason I’m so excited about CoSpaces is because it combines content creation and content consumption. With CoSpaces, […]

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Increase Family Engagement with QR Codes

It’s important to take advantage of any opportunity to connect with the family. Parent engagement is an important part of ensuring the success of students. Many parents will stop by the school, ask questions, or send an email with a concern. For others connecting with teachers and making time to locate resources is a challenge. […]

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Book Purchases = Discounted & Free Professional Development

A few week’s ago at ISTE I spoke to an educator who is using my new book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom in a course she’s teaching this fall. I want to extend the offer I made to her… to you. If your school/district purchases 10-25 copies of my new […]

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Revolutionary Learning 2016: Alternate Reality Games Conference

Earlier this month I had the chance to talk to Dr. David Seelow and learn about a special event taking place in New York City later this summer. Revolutionary Learning 2016 is a conference focusing on game-based learning and game-based thinking. As the founding director of the Center for Game and Simulation-Based Learning at Excelsior College, […]

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