Personal & Authentic Learning Experiences with Tom Murray — Easy EdTech Podcast

In this bonus episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast, Monica Burns interviews Thomas C. Murray, author of Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime. Tom shares stories from his new book, tips for creating personal and authentic learning experiences, and plenty of EdTech connections! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: […]

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Kid-Friendly Board Game with STEM Connections

Throughout the school year, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to support teaching and learning. Earlier this year, the team behind Drop Squad: The Escape reached out to me. They’ve developed a kid-friendly board game that connects to strategy and STEM skills. Kid-Friendly STEM Board Game How does it work? As you can […]

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Creativity in Education: Adobe MAX Recap 2019

Last week I had an opportunity to attend Adobe MAX as an Adobe Insider. In this blog post, I want to share some big ideas from the event as well as actionable takeaways for educators. Although MAX is definitely the creativity conference, the focus on creativity in education was front and center through multiple events […]

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How To Incorporate Technology in Your Next Meeting – Easy EdTech Podcast 039

In this episode, I share some of my favorite strategies for using technology in meetings and professional development sessions. You’ll also hear about how modeling tools in these sessions can spark discussions and build confidence in using technology in the classroom. In this episode I share a few tips for how to bring in digital […]

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How To Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom

If you’ve thought about using gameplay in your classroom, there is a fantastic new book on the topic! Earlier this year at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, I snagged a copy of an excellent new book. It’s titled Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay. It provides actionable information for educators interested in […]

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Five Favorite YouTube Channels for Teachers – Easy EdTech Podcast 038

In this episode we’ll focus on five of my favorite resources on YouTube, specifically five favorite YouTube channels for teachers! You’ll also hear about video resources that you can use to curate video content for students or professional development for teachers. YouTube is a dynamic online space used in lots of different ways. Although you […]

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A Tech-Friendly Peer Feedback Strategy

This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with high school students attending a design camp. In today’s blog post, I want to share with you a combination of two favorite EdTech tools. You’ll hear about a peer feedback strategy I used with students this summer, and tips for how to tailor this activity […]

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Tips for Creating Infographics with Students – Easy EdTech Podcast 037

In this episode we’ll discuss five tips for creating infographics with students, along with a few places to find examples. You’ll also hear about a tool you can use in your classroom to help students make infographics this school year! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/ Apple Podcast App Google Play Stitcher […]

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Adobe Spark Book Birthday Celebration

How do you inject creativity into your classroom? I can’t believe a whole year has passed since the release of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark. Ben Forta and I published this collection of lesson ideas and activities last fall and are celebrating the one-year book birthday already! In the past […]

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Teacher-Tested Classroom Management Software for Schools

EdTech tools have altered the way we think about teaching and learning in the classroom, but sometimes these powerful devices are  distracting for students during the school day. The folks at Dyknow reached out to me this year, and I was excited to learn more about their classroom management software for schools. They’ve designed a […]

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