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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ClassTag Online Family Engagement Platform

How would you rate family engagement in your school? Earlier this year I featured the online family engagement platform ClassTag on my site. It’s a fantastic option for educators looking to increase, monitor and facilitate family engagement. With ClassTag, at both the classroom and school level, teachers can make sure they are reaching families in multiple ways. […]

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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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6 EdTech Spotlights from Channel One News

For the past few years I’ve been a regular contributor to Channel One News. You may be familiar with their news programming designed for students. They reach kids in schools across the country with interesting, engaging and relevant news stories. I’ve had the chance to share some of my favorite edtech tools on Channel One […]

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iPad Cases: Bluetooth and Backlight ClamCases from Incipio

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to visit Austin for iPadpalooza. It was a fantastic event with so much learning and sharing. If you have the chance to visit Texas next year I highly recommend adding it to your calendar. During the event I met a few of the folks behind ClamCases. The team at […]

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19 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers: Content, Assessment & Creation

Over the past few months I’ve had the chance to meet subscribers to my newsletter from across the country. At regional conferences like WyTECC and AzTEA and national conferences like ISTE it’s been so much fun to talk to teachers who receive my weekly newsletters and monthly giveaways!  … Last year I created 19 Tools for […]

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5 Ways to Use Adobe Spark to Share School Stories

Telling your school’s story is a must for educators in any learning environment. You have the opportunity to share all of the wonderful things happening in your classroom, school and district. Technology tools make it easier than ever to tell your school’s stories. Last May I shared the fantastic creation tool Adobe Spark. I’m a huge fan of […]

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4 New Features from Quizalize: Quiz Creator for Classrooms

Last year I shared Quizalize, a classroom quiz creator. It’s a great online tool that lets teachers turn quick classroom quizzes into exciting multi-player games. My original post was super popular so I’m excited to share a few Quizalize updates for teachers using this quiz creator with their students. Import Quizlet creations to Quizalize Transfer onto Quizalize […]

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QuoDeck Interactive Learning Content Creator

Designing content for mobile learning is a challenge facing teachers in hybrid, blended and online learning environments. QuoDeck is a learning tool that lets teachers create and host content with a few simple steps. Users are able to create interactive learning content in one place. This content creator includes gamified decks, quizzes, flashcards, assessments, learning […]

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5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson […]

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