4 Reasons to Use NetRef When Evaluating EdTech

Evaluating EdTech and the effectiveness of your EdTech investments is a daunting task. How do you know if the return on learning is worth the expense of introducing new technology into your school or district? Many of you know a phrase I use when discussing technology integration: tasks before apps. It’s important to consider the […]

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Getting Started with Book Creator on Chrome

This month I announced a special webinar series I’m hosting for my friends at Book Creator. Over the course of the summer, we’re holding ten webinars. Each one will share strategies for teachers interested in using Book Creator on Chrome in their classroom. You can see the full list of webinars with information on registration […]

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Virtual Reality Discussion Prompts for Students

It’s been so exciting to watch as students and teachers across the country embrace virtual reality. As a consultant and professional development provider, I spend lots of time in classrooms in different parts of the country. One of my favorite parts of this role is leading demo lessons for teachers and working side-by-side with students. […]

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How To Tell Your School’s Story on Instagram with Spark Post

Earlier this year I had the chance to present at the Magnet Schools of America Conference in Chicago. If you’ve been following along for the past few years, you may already know that I taught at a magnet school in New York City. The very first time I presented a session at a conference was […]

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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, so this contest is titled “Give Greatness.” The team […]

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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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