5 Tips for Creating Student Portfolios with Otus

In the age of blended classrooms and digital learning, student portfolio have become super popular. Digital student portfolios can highlight work students are proud of and ready to share with others. In the past, portfolios were often a tangible collection of student work in a binder or folder. The Otus Student Performance Platform makes creating […]

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The Big Guide to STEM: Resource for Teachers from Boxlight

What does STEM education look like in your school or classroom? The folks at Boxlight have just published The Big Guide to STEM an ebook full of STEM resources for teachers. This STEM ebook contains lots of recommendations for educators. This includes favorite apps, websites and STEM events for teachers… and it’s totally free! Incorporating activities […]

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Plagiarism Check for Google Classroom with Unicheck

Are you using Google Classroom at your school? The folks at Unicheck have a new tool designed to check for plagiarism in Google Classroom. This tool acts as a plagiarism check for Google Classroom and now has full integration with this popular learning management system used in schools across the world. New Google Classroom Features […]

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Check for Understanding During Project-Based Learning Experiences

This is an excerpt from my book #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment with Technology​ (Corwin, 2017) highlighting project-based learning strategies. As educators, we know students need opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in meaningful, authentic ways. When long-term projects are designed with this goal in mind, students can explore a topic with more […]

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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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