Chrome-Friendly App Smash Tips for Book Creator

So many of you joined me this summer to explore how to use Book Creator in the classroom! But whether you’re checking out this blog post on a hot summer afternoon or chilly winter morning, you can jump into Book Creator right away. Book Creator is an open-ended creation tool perfect for K-12 classrooms. I’m […]

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Publish Spark Page as a PDF for Offline Viewing

If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve already heard me share this news. You can now publish Spark Page websites for offline viewing. Instead of sharing your Spark Page as a website users have the option to download it as a PDF. Here’s the IGTV video in case you missed it. Why am I so […]

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Klassroom Parent-Teacher Communication App for Elementary Schools

Keeping open lines of communication is essential all school year. Klassroom is a parent-teacher communication app for elementary and preschool teachers. They’ve developed a tool, especially for schools serving younger children to make sure everyone stays connected! It’s not a complicated software that a school has to install, but a tool every teacher can choose to […]

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Video Tips for Back-to-School with mysimpleshow Classroom

How are you using video in your classroom this school year? If you’re looking for some video tips for back-to-school, the folks at mysimpleshow have you covered. mysimpleshow Classroom is an all-in-one, online solution for educators who want to incorporate video into their teaching and learning process. Video Tips for Back-to-School There are lots of […]

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Four Strategies for Google-Friendly Classrooms

Google tools have transformed the way we think about technology in the classroom. Students can collaborate with their peers, and create products that were unimaginable just a few years ago. There are strategies you can try out tomorrow if you’re embracing the power of Google-Friendly tools this school year. And a fantastic resource from two […]

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Earn Graduate Credit for Reading Professional Books

A very special opportunity came my way and I can’t wait to tell you all about it… This year there were over 150 people who joined my summer book clubs. It’s been so much fun listening into the Flipgrid videos and conversations around my books. Whether you join a book club or like to read […]

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Tasks Before Apps Fall Book Club

This fall I’m super excited to host a summer book club all about Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom, my book from ASCD. Although I’ve talked to some educators who are hosting a Tasks Before Apps book clubs at their school, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to join […]

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TypeTastic School Edition Typing Practice for All Grade Levels

Does your school have a typing program for students? If you’re looking to support students with typing practice for all grade levels, you’ll want to check out TypeTastic School Edition. They made a big announcement this summer, and I’m excited to share the news with you! TypingMaster has just introduced TypeTastic School Edition! It includes […]

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Vocab Victor Word Learning App for Students

Learning new words and building vocabulary is an integral part of a student’s growth as readers and writers. Earlier this year I had the chance to chat with the team at Vocab Victor. They have designed a mobile app to supplement classroom instruction. It can help students build their vocabulary and learn new words this […]

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Help Students Build a Body of Work This School Year

When do you start thinking about the end of the school year? As I pose this question to readers, I’m not talking about counting down the days to summer. If anything, it’s more like a reverse countdown. A plan for the end of the school year can start on Day 1, 5, 50, or 100. […]

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