Fall Webinar Series from PresenceLearning: Interventions That Really Work

Making plans for your Fall professional development? The folks at PresenceLearning are kicking off their totally free Fall 2017 SPED Ahead webinar series Blueprints for Success: Interventions That Really Work. The first webinar in the series is Building Academic and S/E/B Progress for All Students…

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3D Printing in Education Resources from Makers Empire 3D

Looking for support with 3D printing in your classroom? Makers Empire 3D has lots of 3D printing education resources for teachers. If you’re a K-8 educator getting started with 3D printing you’ll want to check out Makers Empire 3D. They’ve worked with thousands of teachers and students across the world to make 3D printing meaningful in classrooms…

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ClassHub to Share Student Screens + Push Content to Students

Whew! The ISTE Conference in San Antonio this year was an absolute whirlwind! One of the highlights from my week in Texas was spending time with the awesome Squirrels team and fellow Alpha Squirrels. It was so much fun talking to fellow educators during my time in their booth and hearing lots of different classroom […]

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Reading Horizons Orton-Gillingham Software + Teacher Resources

Searching for resources to support readers? The folks at Reading Horizons have created software and teacher resources to support your reading instruction. Their goal is to make learning how to read simple and enjoyable for beginning and struggling readers through…

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Lightspeed Instructional Audio + Video Solutions for Schools

Lightspeed is a learning company that has created a handful of fantastic instructional audio and video solutions for classrooms. Their mission is to unlock student access to learning opportunities and give teachers meaningful insights into moment-by-moment learning. You may have…

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Recap 2.0 Question and Answer Platform Inspires Student Learning Journeys

Over the past few months I’ve used Recap when leading teacher workshops to demonstrate the power of technology to elevate formative assessment practices. Well the folks at Recap haven’t just upgraded their awesome video reflection tool, they’ve greatly expanded the platform to provide a space for teachers to create interactive…

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Right Decisions, Right Now Anti-Smoking and Anti-Tobacco Resources

I’m excited to help spread the word about the Right Decisions, Right Now anti-smoking and anti-tobacco resources for classrooms! If you haven’t heard of this initiative, it’s a totally free program full of educational materials for teachers and schools. Targeted for educators working with students in…

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Peergrade, Free Online Platform for Peer Feedback in Schools

How are you including peer feedback in your classroom? Peer feedback gives students an opportunity to share their work with classmates and review the work of others. Peergrade is a free online platform that lets teachers facilitate peer feedback sessions with their students. Peergrade is a company working out of SingularityU Denmark founded by David Wind, a PhD student and […]

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Education Book Spotlight: Along Came a Leader by Kelly Croy

This month I had the opportunity to dive into Along Came a Leader by fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Kelly Croy. Kelly has written a book on leadership that serves as a guide for aspiring leaders and a great tool for those in leadership roles to reflect on their own practice. Along Came a Leader is full of stories […]

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Make Better Student Placement Decisions with Class Composer

Last month I had the chance to connect with the team at Class Composer. They are a software service established by a former elementary school teacher in Colorado designed to help elementary schools create balanced classes efficiently and make better student placement decisions. Launched this year, Class Composer was designed to help elementary schools create positive learning environments and […]

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