Gift Ideas for Teachers: iPad Classroom Gift Guide

Over the past year I’ve worked with schools across the country who leverage the power of different types of technology to meet the needs of their students. Last week I posted a gift guide for teachers that spotlighted a few ideas for teachers in a Chromebook classroom. I was so excited about the response that […]

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6 Ways to Support Independent Readers with Digital Apps and Devices

What does independent reading look like inside your classroom? How are your students interacting with text outside of school hours? Mobile apps and digital devices can support independent readers. It doesn’t matter if they swipe through pages on a tablet or turn the pages of paperback. As students of all ages navigate a wild world […]

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Arduino Sketch Lesson from Because Learning! STEM Program

Are you using a hands-on STEM program in your school? Last month I shared the Because Learning! STEM program for classrooms. If you haven’t heard of them before, Because Learning! provides a hands-on STEM program for teachers and parents. The program includes standards-mapped curriculum, teacher guides, hands-on kits, and curated units.  Their team has a special […]

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Self-Paced Course for Educators: Writing Reboot EdTech for Student Writers

I am so excited to officially announce today that my new self-paced course Writing Reboot: EdTech for Student Writers Across Content Areas with Monica Burns, is open for enrollment! We’ve had a few educators take a sneak peak at the course earlier this fall but now my brand new, self-paced course is available for any educator […]

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The Great Thanksgiving Listen: Adobe Spark Lesson Ideas for Thanksgiving

I love a good story, so I was super excited to find out about this partnership! The folks at Adobe Spark have partnered up with StoryCorps for a new special project. The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a powerful initiative from StoryCorps that ask people of all ages to gather stories by interviewing an elder – […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers: Chromebook Classroom Gift Guide

This year I’ve worked with lots of schools across the country where they’re using Chromebooks to give students a space to document their learning. From activities like book trailers with Spark Video to introducing formative assessment routines with Nearpod, this technology is powerful when thoughtfully integrated into instruction.  Are you looking for a gift for […]

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Free ASCD Webinar: Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology

This year I’ve had the pleasure of working with ASCD to publish my new book Tasks Before Apps. I’m super excited to lead a special, free webinar for ASCD next week. Titled, “Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology: How to Place Tasks Before Apps,” this webinar will include lots of tips and strategies featured in the […]

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14 Favorite Thanksgiving Books + Thanksgiving eBooks for Today’s Readers

In this round up of favorites I wanted to spotlight Thanksgiving books and Thanksgiving eBooks for your classroom including some digital and print options. Giving thanks and showing kindness aren’t topics limited to the month of November, but it’s a great time of year to share read alouds with students, refresh your classroom and school […]

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Free Webinar: 10 Tips to Differentiate for Readers

How do you differentiate for readers in your classroom? I’m very excited to join the folks at Voyager Sopris to share ten tips for differentiating instruction for K-5 readers. On Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7PM ET, you’re invited to a totally free webinar for educators, “10 Tips to Differentiate for Readers” (click here to register.) During this […]

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Digital Copel Brain Games: Educational App for Kids

Are you looking for brain games to share with students and families? Digital Copel is an educational app for kids that contains over 300 lessons and over 1,000 problems for students to solve. Covering a wide range of topics, the team behind Digital Copel partnered with early childhood education centers in Japan to develop an educational […]

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