Maximize Student Writing Potential with ProWritingAid

If you’re looking to support student writing development this school year, I have an EdTech tool to share with you. The folks at ProWritingAid reached out to me earlier this summer to share their all-in-one platform for student writers. With a grammar checker, style editor, and writing coach accessible to students, ProWritingAid is one to […]

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Making the Most of Classroom Technology

Are you an active social media user like I am? Then you’ve probably had the same feeling when you meet people you follow in real life. Well this year I had the chance to meet the three co-authors of Don’t Ditch That Tech “in real life” for the first time. Their new book hit shelves […]

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Professional Development for School Administrators with Real-World Simulations

What does professional development look like for school administrators? Preparing school leaders for tough conversations and challenges throughout the school year can take different forms. There is a new program I’m excited to share with you. At ISTE this year, I sat down with Ken Spero. Ken is the CEO of Ed Leadership SIMS (ELS). […]

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Part 1: 12 EdTech Tips for the Most Successful Year Yet – Easy EdTech Podcast 022

In this episode we’ll cover EdTech tips you can use to have the most successful year yet! You can start this list anytime, but what better time than now? You’ll hear a handful of actionable strategies to energize and elevate teaching and learning in your classroom! This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. […]

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Teacher Picks for Amazon Prime Day

Today is Amazon Prime Day and just like last year, I’ve created a new post this morning to share a list of some teacher favorites. In this blog post you’ll find three books I’ve read and loved this year and a few items that might be on your classroom wishlist.  All of the links below are […]

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How to Use Video Portfolios this School Year

How do students share their learning in your classroom? Perhaps there is a bulletin board full of fantastic student writing on display or maybe their are pictures with science experiments featured outside your classroom. There are so many ways to share and celebrate student learning. Video portfolios are an excellent option for encouraging students to […]

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How Gamification Can Support Typing Practice

This post is in partnership with Typing.com. All opinions are my own. Do you use a typing practice program in your school? Typing.com is a popular typing tutor, used by millions of students, educators, and professionals worldwide. If you are looking to revamp your typing practice for students this school year, definitely add this to […]

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How to Start Out (and Stay) Organized this School Year – Easy EdTech Podcast 021

In this episode we’ll cover tips you can use to start out and stay organized this school year – perfect for educators in all roles. You’ll hear strategies for using technology to help with your organizational challenges including favorite apps and websites! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/Podcast App Google Play Stitcher […]

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Top EdTech Posts from the School Year

This week I’m celebrating the Fourth of July holiday out of town with family and friends. Today I’m bringing you the TOP 5 EdTech blog posts and TOP 5 EdTech podcast episodes from the past school year. Also… stay tuned for a BIG announcement later this month :) Best, Monica Top 5 EdTech Blog Posts […]

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The Best of #ISTE19 News from Soundtrap | Day 3

Did you hear the news? This week I’ve partnered with Soundtrap for a special blog series! On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week, Soundtrap is sharing the very best from the ISTE Conference. Here’s the announcement in case you missed it! A large industry conference like ISTE can feel overwhelming for everyone. This is my […]

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