Evaluate Effectiveness of EdTech Investments with NetRef

How can you tell if your EdTech investments are truly paying off? NetRef now provides real-time data for school leaders to help them evaluate effectiveness of EdTech investments and gauge return on investment on EdTech tools. If you haven’t heard of NetRef before, it’s used by classroom teachers and schools to personalize Internet access for […]

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Online Course on School Leadership with PLC Opportunity

Professional learning can take many forms. From print resources and face-to-face workshops to webinars and online courses. I’m super excited to share an opportunity for educators that combines a few of my favorite ways to learn and grow. Thomas Murray and Eric Sheninger, the authors of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today, […]

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Adobe Spark for Education Now Available for Schools

It’s finally here, and I am so excited! Adobe Spark for Education is now available for schools. Students can use this suite of open-ended creation tools across the content areas at any grade level. Earlier this year I shared the initial announcement, and the response was overwhelming! Now the new features I told you about […]

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How To Use Empatico to Connect Classrooms Across the World

What does it look like to connect classrooms across the world? Last year I shared Empatico on my blog and this year I had to chance to meet some folks behind this fantastic resource for educators. If you haven’t heard of Empatico before, they are a totally free, online tool for teachers designed to facilitate […]

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Engage Students with Interactive Teaching Materials from Creativity 365

Student engagement is more than hooking students at the beginning of a lesson. When students are in the flow of learning, they are interacting with new information, applying what they’ve learned, and creating and collaborating with their peers. The team behind Creativity 365 reached out to me earlier this year to share their interactive teaching […]

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5 Reasons to Try PBIS Rewards for Schoolwide PBIS Initiatives

As you get ready to finish out the school and prepare for a successful start in the fall, PBIS Rewards is worth exploring. I’ve had the chance to connect with their team in the past, and they have a handful of tools and features all designed to support PBIS initiatives in schools. If you haven’t […]

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Mirror Your Screen with Airtame Wireless Screen Sharing

Earlier this year the folks at Airtame reached out to me to share their streaming device for schools. With Airtame, educators and students can mirror their screen to show off their work and explain their thinking. In a classroom with thirty students or an auditorium with thousands of attendees, Airtame lets users display their individual […]

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Project-Based Learning Activities with Project Pals

This month I had the chance to meet the awesome team behind Project Pals. If you’re looking for a way to bring project-based learning into your classroom, you’ll definitely want to check out this dynamic platform for schools full of PBL activities for students. With pre-made content that’s ready to use right away, as well […]

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Mobile-Friendly, Meaningful Family Engagement from PowerMyLearning

Do you struggle to engage your students’ families? You’re not alone. According to this national survey, even though educators know family engagement is important many schools find it challenging to effectively implement it. I had the chance to check out a fantastic family engagement tool from a nonprofit organization that is committed to supporting educators, […]

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KudosWall Discover a Search Tool for Competitions and More!

Last year I featured KudosWall, an online tool for students, families and educators. With KudosWall, users have access to an online resume builder as well as an online portfolio. The team behind this robust online platform has just released a few updates you’ll want to check out. Their new search tool for scholarships and competitions […]

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