Tips for Virtual Reality in Pre-K

Virtual reality in Pre-K isn’t about using headsets with early learners. Instead, we are focused on sharing exciting, informative content connected to instructional goals. This content could include 360 images and 360 videos. Displaying this media can take place on individual student screens (like tablets) or whole class screens (like interactive display boards). You might […]

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Tech Tools and Tips for Think Alouds

Last year I met an inspiring educator with a passion for high-quality, literacy instruction. When I heard about the topic of her book, I was excited to find a resource that focused on an essential component of any lesson. Dr. Molly Ness is the author of Think Big With Think Alouds, Grades K-5: A Three-Step […]

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Check for Understanding with Book Creator

Did you hear the news? Over the next few months, I’m hosting a handful of webinars for the awesome folks at Book Creator. The most recent webinar I hosted was all about strategies to check for understanding with Book Creator. If you’re passionate about using digital tools for formative assessments, you’ll definitely want to check […]

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Tips for Using Nearpod with Early Learners

Can you use Nearpod with early learners? You bet! This year I’ve had the chance to visit classrooms and work with teachers in different parts of the country. One of the highlights of this year has been working with an enthusiastic group of early learners in New York. The team at Nearpod has developed lots […]

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Connecting Literacy and Science: A Self-Paced Online Course for Teachers

Traditionally the school day is carved into chunks of time for each subject area. Cross-curricular exploration of content is essential! How can you connect literacy and science in your classroom? The new course Connecting Literacy and Science from rockstar educators Audrey O’Clair and Julie Willcott will help you strengthen your literacy and science instruction this […]

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Using Microsoft Learning Tools in Inclusive Classrooms

Have you seen the new Learning Tools from Microsoft? The team at Microsoft has developed a set of inclusive capabilities in Office and Windows to support all learners. Free for all users, the Microsoft Learning Tools will transform the way you think about using digital tools to create inclusive spaces for students. I spend a […]

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Classroom Tips for Biography Projects with Spark Page

Are your students content creators? Students can use their reading and research experiences to create a shareable website. If you’re looking for tips for biography projects, you’ll definitely want to check out the fabulous and free Spark Page website creation tool. I’m a huge fan of customizable, open-ended creation tools and Spark Page is perfect […]

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How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom

Bringing an expert to your classroom can energize a lesson, create authentic connections, and inspire students! Skype is a powerful and popular video conferencing tool. In a classroom setting, Skype can be used to connect your classroom with an expert. If you follow along on Instagram you might have seen a special Skype with an […]

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Ready-To-Use PBL Projects from Project Pals

What does project-based learning look like in your classroom? The folks at Project Pals are committed to making it easier for educators to find PBL projects that are just right for their classrooms. I’m super excited to share news about their pre-made project catalog! If you haven’t heard of Project Pals before, this platform is […]

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4 Reasons to Use NetRef When Evaluating EdTech

Evaluating EdTech and the effectiveness of your EdTech investments is a daunting task. How do you know if the return on learning is worth the expense of introducing new technology into your school or district? Many of you know a phrase I use when discussing technology integration: tasks before apps. It’s important to consider the […]

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