4 Ways to Create an Authentic Audience for Students

Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to talk to teachers across the country about the ways they are turning their students into creators. Digital tools make it easier than ever for our student creators to share their work with the world beyond the classroom. When I share how to use my favorite tools, […]

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10 Low-Cost, Techy Gift Ideas for Teachers

Since it is the season for giving thanks I wanted to give a cheat sheet with some low-cost options for gifting the techy educator in your life. In this list I’ve shared a handful of under $20 gifts for teachers who are super-users of technology. If you scroll to the bottom of the list you’ll […]

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NetRef’s Special Features Make Life Easier for Teachers

You might have heard me mention NetRef earlier this school year. A few months ago I had the chance to talk to the team at NetRef about their tool for Internet classroom management in schools. NetRef gives teachers the power to personalize Internet access for each student or their entire class. This means teachers can use NetRef to pick and choose which […]

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5 Special Features of Twine Learning Management System

Have you heard of Twine? Last week I had the chance to see a demo of Twine. This awesome Learning Management System (LMS) helps teachers keep track of student progress, gives parents a window into student learning, and is designed as a centralized platform for schools. 5 Ways Twine Stands Outs from other LMS and […]

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16 Free Apple Teacher Starter Guides

Earlier this school year I shared the new Apple Teacher program which gives teachers the power to earn badges and become an Apple Teacher (read the post). One of the best parts about this program are the Apple Teacher Starter Guides designed to help teachers learn about each Apple tool. They are full of information […]

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4 Reasons to Try FrontRow’s ezRoom Classroom AV Solution

Are you looking for a way to manage your classroom AV? The team at FrontRow has just launched ezRoom for schools. It’s a tool to help amplify teacher voice and multimedia in a classroom. It has all sorts of cool features like advanced connectivity for AV control, remote management, and integration with IP-based paging and bells. ezRoom is an “everything-but-the-display” AV solution that makes […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: The Wired Educator Podcast with Kelly Croy

I’m a huge fan of podcasts and it’s become such a source of news and learning in my everyday life. There are some wonderful education podcasts available for teachers and I want to spotlight the Wired Educator Podcast with Kelly Croy. Earlier this year I had the chance to share my book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: […]

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Code-a-Thon Free Nationwide Competition for K-8 Students

If you’re looking to get students coding this school year the folks at Learning.com have a totally free, nationwide competition for elementary and middle school students. Code-a-Thon will be held from November 14-18, 2016 and is open to schools across the country. The goal of this special event is to provide K-8 students with an introduction to […]

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6 Reasons I’m Super Excited About 3D Printing in Education

A few weeks ago I signed for a delivery that has totally changed the way I think about a hot topic in educational technology. I’m no stranger to skepticism of technology in the classroom. As someone who travels to schools to support teachers with technology integration and who wrote a book on QR Codes, I find […]

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5 Special Features of mysimpleshow Explainer Video Tool

This summer I shared mysimpleshow, a tool that lets teachers create their own explainer video for free. With this web-based video tool teachers and students can make their own animated explainer video. It’s free to use and teachers can create videos that show students how to complete a task, or use it as an option for […]

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