Gift Ideas for Teachers: Books I’ve Loved This Year + Extras

If you receive my free Monday newsletter you know how I like to give a shout out to books I’m reading. With so many talented authors in my Twitter PLN it isn’t hard to find a great read by someone in the industry or a fantastic recommendation from someone who also loves to dive into […]

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Plagiarism Check for Google Classroom with Unicheck

Are you using Google Classroom at your school? The folks at Unicheck have a new tool designed to check for plagiarism in Google Classroom. This tool acts as a plagiarism check for Google Classroom and now has full integration with this popular learning management system used in schools across the world. New Google Classroom Features […]

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Free ASCD Webinar: Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology

This year I’ve had the pleasure of working with ASCD to publish my new book Tasks Before Apps. I’m super excited to lead a special, free webinar for ASCD next week. Titled, “Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology: How to Place Tasks Before Apps,” this webinar will include lots of tips and strategies featured in the […]

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Vosaic Connect Video Tool for Classroom Observations

Earlier this year I had the chance to connect with the team at Vosaic a performance discovery company. They’ve developed a video tool for classroom observations because they believe in the power of video as a reflection tool. Classroom observations captured with the Vosaic Connect video tool can elevate traditional professional development, coaching and feedback in […]

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How To Find the Perfect Twitter Chat for Teachers

Do you have a PLN? Would you describe yourself as a “connected educator”? Whether these terms are in your everyday vocabulary or are completely new to you, now more than ever, there are amazing online spaces for educators to connect with others and leverage the power of a professional learning network. I’m a huge fan […]

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Financial Literacy Game Star Banks Adventure from T. Rowe Price

How do you explore financial literacy with your students? The team at T. Rowe Price has just launched a Teacher Edition of the Star Banks Adventure game. It’s a free mobile app and web-based online experience designed to teach students financial concepts. Star Banks Adventure has a colorful sci-fi theme with puzzles, and quiz questions […]

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How To Tell Your School’s Story with Adobe Spark Branding

As a classroom teacher I worked in a magnet school in New York City. One of our goals as a magnet school was to “attract” new students and show off the great work happening in our building. This was early on in the days of Twitter and blogging for me – and the way schools […]

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Online Course from Evolving Educators: Getting Started with Twitter

the blog 140 Twitter Tips for Educators: Get Connected, Grow Your Professional Learning Network, and Reinvigorate Your Career by Billy Krakower, Brad Currie and Scott Rocco of Evolving Educators. Billy, Brad and Scott are the founders of #satchat and experts on using Twitter to develop a strong PLN. Check out their book here. Now this team has developed an online course all about…

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5 Ways to Elevate Your Professional Learning with Participate Chats

Have you taken part in a Twitter chat before? Twitter chats have totally changed the way I think about professional learning. From #satchat on the weekend to #ADEchat on a weeknight, these live chats with educators from across the world have been helped me connect with other teachers, learn from their experiences, and build a network of…

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Education Book Spotlight: Learning Transformed by Eric Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray

You may have caught my Facebook Live update a few weeks ago where I shared a few of the books I’ve spent time with this summer. One of the favorites from my summer reading list is Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today (ASCD, 2017). Co-authored by Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray, two powerhouses in the field, this book is a must read for anyone working in schools…

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