Hour of Code Webinars for Teachers and Students from Nepris

The countdown is on! Are you ready for Hour of Code? Hour of Code is a special week dedicated to helping students understand the power of computer science. The folks at Nepris understand just how important this week is for schools across the world. They also understand how incorporating Hour of Code lessons into regular […]

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Best Technology for Schools Grant Program

Looking for a school grant program? As part of their work to support Internet safety in schools, Impero Software has released a new white paper on digital citizenship and launched a grant competition for school technology. The $2.5 million Best Technology for Schools grant program celebrates Impero’s 10 millionth student user. The grant lets schools apply for between $1,250 […]

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4 Ways to Create an Authentic Audience for Students

Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to talk to teachers across the country about the ways they are turning their students into creators. Digital tools make it easier than ever for our student creators to share their work with the world beyond the classroom. When I share how to use my favorite tools, […]

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How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to help strengthen student listening skills. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio program or television episode. A wide range of organizations and individuals host podcasts and share their thinking around a topic through this medium. You can access podcasts through iTunes and the Podcast app on […]

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How-To Use QR Codes to Curate Resources for Students

If you’ve heard me speak about the power of scannable technology in education, or checked out my book, you might be familiar with my ACES Framework. The ACES Framework is the tool I use to discuss deeper learning with scannable technology. When it comes to finding resources for your classroom, the C of the ACES […]

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10 Low-Cost, Techy Gift Ideas for Teachers

Since it is the season for giving thanks I wanted to give a cheat sheet with some low-cost options for gifting the techy educator in your life. In this list I’ve shared a handful of under $20 gifts for teachers who are super-users of technology. If you scroll to the bottom of the list you’ll […]

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5 Ways to Bring Literature to Life with Buncee

Buncee is a fantastic tool for creating digital content. This web-based creation and presentation tool is ideal for students, grades K-12, to create visuals for a wide variety of lessons. Some of the best ways I’ve seen Buncee used is for English Language Arts activities and ELA projects. Buncee’s vast creation tool library allows students […]

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How-To 3D Print a Virtual Reality Headset

So last month I shared how excited I am about my Makerbot 3D printer and the potential for 3D printing in education (read the post here). Full disclosure – the folks at Makerbot sent me one of their printers for free so I could try it out and share my experience. Although I’ve been creating […]

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How-To Build an Evidence-Based Argument in Six Simple Steps

If you’re like me, you know that one of the most important things a teacher can do is to train students in how to analyze problems and effectively propose solutions or demonstrate understanding. It’s a complex task, but one that lends itself to lifelong expertise in critical thinking and problem-solving for the students who can […]

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5 Things I Learned About the Future of Education at Adobe MAX

At the beginning of this month I had the opportunity to attend Adobe MAX in San Diego. It was my first time at this amazing event and I was blown away by the general sessions filled with thousands of creative professionals from a wide range of industries. The breakout sessions I attended were all jam […]

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