5 Ways to Honor Student Curiosity with Adobe Spark Creation Tools

If we met at ISTE or ILA this year, you probably heard me use the phrase “tasks before apps.” This is the way I like to describe putting the learning first and choosing open-ended creation tools that meet the needs of all of your students. The free Spark creation tools from Adobe are three of […]

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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 […]

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Qmod Energy Kit for Hands-On Learning Experiences

How do students explore electricity in your classroom? Qmod is an educational toy designed by a team of engineers and educators with the goal of helping students experiment and invent with electricity. It combines technology with common, everyday objects to help students learn…

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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 […]

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Stop Motion Kits for Science Animations Cut N’ Learn Kickstarter

Looking for a new type of learning experience for your classroom? The folks at Cut N’ Learn have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their stop motion kits for the science classroom. Stop motion animation is a powerful medium and helps students develop a range of skills, including fine motor abilities, precision, concentration, and persistence. In the […]

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Flybrix Drones for Schools: Build a Drone with Legos

Have you thought about using drones in your classroom? Well the folks at Flybrix sent me their Deluxe Flybrix kit earlier this year so I could try it out and share it with my readers. I grew up surrounded by Legos and was really intrigued at the idea of building a drone out of colorful […]

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4 Ways Virtual Field Trips Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Are you ready to jump into a new social studies lesson? Virtual field trips can enhance social studies lessons by transporting students to new places, introducing them to new vocabulary words, helping students build background knowledge, and promoting discussions based on observations. When logistical challenges prevent the “real thing” a virtual field trip will definitely […]

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5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Nearpod is a favorite tool that I used in my classroom as a one-to-one iPad teacher and now use all the time in my professional development workshops. I love how Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data. Since Nearpod is an absolute favorite so I thought I’d take […]

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Women’s History Month Video Playlist from YouTube

Video clips can help students access information and thanks to online platforms like YouTube it’s easier than every to find multimedia to share in your classroom. Although YouTube has an overwhelming amount of videos to search through, organizations will often create channels or playlists to help users find the perfect set of video clips. There is […]

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers. You can create deep, meaningful learning experiences for students with VR using a headset like the inexpensive Google Cardboard. With this device and a smartphone, students can be transported instantly to different places around the world. If using headsets and smartphones isn’t the best fit for […]

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