A Spelling, Grammar and Word Checker for Students

One of the great things about education technology is how when it is used strategically, it can provide an extra layer of support to students. If you’ve worked with students of any age, you’ve probably heard the same, “How do you spell this?” questions. If you are on my newsletter list, you already had a […]

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Using Book Creator for Formative Assessment

What does it look like to check for understanding with digital tools? This is a question I’ve posed to teachers from different corners of the country. When speaking about the use of technology in the classroom, formative assessment is a hot topic. If we think beyond multiple choice questions, there are many ways to check […]

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Steps Teachers Can Take to Enhance Learning With Technology

If you’ve ever walked across a conference expo hall or scrolled through your Pinterest feed, bright and shiny technology can instantly grab your attention. Making sure a new piece of technology or compelling digital resource is a good fit for your students is easier said than done. When time is taken for strategic integration, you […]

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Free Media Literacy Week Events for Teachers

If you asked a teacher of any content area if they think higher order thinking skills are essential, what would they say? Educators know the importance of critical thinking, as well as evaluating and synthesizing new information. The topic of media literacy is perfect for classrooms that value higher-order thinking skills. So I’m super excited […]

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A Blended Learning Tool for Creative, Cross-Curricular Storytelling

In the blended learning classroom, finding resources connected to your curriculum goals can take both a traditional and digital spin. The folks at Meridian Stories reached out to me this year to share their marketplace of classroom projects for cross-curricular storytelling. This tool gives teachers a way to access creative, multi-media projects and provides a […]

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Shapes 3D Augmented Reality Geometry Drawing App

I’m always excited to meet folks who are passionate about educational technology. At ISTE this past June, I met Milena Piasecka a Product Manager for the company Shapes at the end of one of my sessions. Her passion for the power of digital tools in the classroom was clear from the start and I was excited to learn […]

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Podcasting in the Classroom? Here’s a Byte-Sized Option

I’m not exactly sure how it started, but once I got hooked, there was no turning back. Podcasting is a powerful medium and a way to consume a wide range of content. Is podcasting in the classroom here to stay? With the new byte-sized interactive podcasting tool from Synth, you now have an easy way […]

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Classroom Tips for Teaching Vocabulary with Keyword Searches

When I’m searching for an answer to a question – big or small – I often head over to Google. If the first search term I type in doesn’t send me in the direction I was hoping, I head back to the top of the screen and try typing in something different. Now we often […]

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Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook for Students

How do your students keep their work organized? And are you able to give feedback to students in real time? When I first started teaching in the classroom, I remember collecting student’s notebooks at the end of the day and flipping through them to see their work. I might jot a note down in the […]

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Fitoons Healthy Eating and Exercising App for Kids

My friends at Avokiddo made a big announcement today! They just released Fitoons, a new educational app with the goal of helping kids eat healthy and exercise each day. Fitoons can help students develop healthy eating habits and discover ways to add exercise to their daily routine. Are healthy routines part of your curriculum? Whether […]

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