Nominate an Inspiring Educator for SMART’s Give Greatness Contest

It doesn’t have to be Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate the inspiring educators in your community! The folks at SMART are hosting a special contest to recognize educators from around the world. They know how educators make a positive impact in the lives of their students. That’s why this contest is titled “Give Greatness.” The […]

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Coding in the Classroom with CoderZ

How can educators incorporate coding in the classroom? The team at Intelitek have developed a platform for students learning how to code. CoderZ can help students build a foundation for computer science. This tool lets middle school and high school students work at their own pace both inside and outside of the classroom. CoderZ is […]

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15 Ways to Use Book Creator for Reading Responses

Are you looking to energize and elevate reading responses in your classroom? Well, I am so happy to have partnered with my friends at Book Creator to make a special ebook just for you! This free ebook is full of ways to use Book Creator for Reading Responses. I know you’ll find ideas for how […]

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Creating a Professional Portfolio with Spark Page

The end of the year is a traditional time for reflection. Regardless of the date on the calendar, you can gather artifacts throughout the school year to build a professional portfolio. From examples of lesson plans, pictures of classroom celebrations, and video clips, Spark Page is an excellent tool for creating teacher portfolios! If you’ve […]

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Can an app spark student curiosity? Curiosity in the Classroom

Regular readers of this blog know I love the phrase tasks before apps. So when talking about curiosity in the classroom, can there really be an app or website that answers the question in our title: Can an app spark student curiosity? Like most digital tools and online resources for students, it all comes down […]

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What is a backchannel? Replacements for Today’s Meet

If you’re also someone who embraces the power of digital tools in the classroom, you might have received the same sort of text messages and emails filling up your inbox last month. Did you hear the news? Is this true? What should we use now? When Today’s Meet announced they were closing up shop, it […]

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Harness the Power of Goal Setting + Reflection with Sown To Grow

How can you empower students to become growth-oriented, self-driven learners?  The team at Sown To Grow has found that the practice of goal setting, self-tracking, and reflection helps students discover their best learning strategies and enhance their academic outcomes.  They’ve made several improvements to the platform since my review last summer. They also received powerful […]

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Tasks Before Apps Summer Book Club

This summer 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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Taming the Wild Text Summer Book Club

Ready to explore the five habits of today’s readers? Are you committed to finding a balance between traditional and print reading materials? This summer Pam Allyn and I are hosting a summer book club for teachers who are ready to tame the wild text! We’re very excited to invite you to participate in a special […]

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Book Creator Webinar Series for Summer

Well, it has finally warmed up here in the northeast and I’m excited to continue a summer tradition with the folks at Book Creator. From May through August of this year, I’m hosting 10 (that’s right – ten!) Book Creator webinars all about this open-ended creation tool. In this post, you’ll find registration links for […]

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