Can PD Be Virtual? Professional Development Technology and Trends

As an edtech and curriculum consultant, I spend a lot of time visiting schools across the country. Presenting to a group of teachers, leading grade-level team meetings, conducting observations, and teaching demonstration lessons are all part of my job description. Being on the ground, in the building, and in front of teachers are important components […]

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5 Ways to Use Scannable Tech in the Math Classroom

Scannable technology can totally alter the way that you think about teaching and learning in the math classroom. This powerful free and low-cost technology can support students inside and outside the classroom and change the way you think about interacting with content. QR codes and augmented reality are scannable technology tools that are perfect for […]

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Customizable Interactive Storybook App from Gingersnap Studios

Earlier this month I had the chance to see Gingersnap Studios’ awesome interactive storybook apps in action. They have two fantastic storybook apps that let you put yourself in a story for your children. With Gingersnap Studios’ apps you can snap a selfie and place your face in interactive storybooks. Parents, grandparents, or any family member […]

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Evo Social and Emotional Online Assessment Tool

Big news from the folks at Apperson. This week Apperson is announcing major upgrades to their Evo social and emotional online assessment tool. The new version is called Evo SEL 2.0 and features a fresh new look. It includes streamlined functions and is faster and easier for educators to screen students for social and emotional competencies. Research shows […]

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RefME Citation Tool to Avoid Student Plagiarism

Last month I featured RefME a citation tool that lets you write the bibliography of a report or any type of research paper without leaving Microsoft Word.  They’ve just released a survey all about student plagiarism. It makes a great case for the use of tools that help students avoid plagiarism and correctly cite the work of […]

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Custom Logo Cases for School Devices

Whether you’re prepping for back-to-school, looking for unique teacher appreciation gifts, or want to update your school store, you’ll want to check out CustomLogoCases. This website offers lots of options for schools who want to design custom cases and covers for their devices. I love how many choices you have to match school colors and add […]

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Easy Summer Planning with Edcite Assignments

Looking for a quick and easy way to plan ahead for the school year? You’ll definitely want to check out Edcite for summer planning! Edcite is a free digital platform that offers: a library with thousands of teacher-created assignments, technology-enhanced questions types, automatic grading, and the ability to create your own assignments. 3 ways to use Edcite’s new […]

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TeacherLists Supply List Sweepstakes: Win $500 for Your Classroom

As you get your classroom ready for the upcoming school year, you’ll want to check out this awesome opportunity from the folks at TeacherLists. They are giving ten teachers $500 each in their Love Your Lists! Summer Sweepstakes for the 2016-2017 school year! All you have to do is upload and share your 2016-2017 school supply list […]

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5 Terrific Tech-Friendly Graphic Organizer Apps

Graphic organizer apps can help students keep track of their thinking and are completely customizable.  With these apps for iPad, Android and the web, students can create a graphic organizer that fits the task given.  Students can make mind maps, put events in sequence and design Venn Diagrams.  With these apps students will become creators. […]

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