Bloomz App for Volunteer Sign-Ups & Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

Looking for an easy way to manage parent-teacher conference scheduling? Need a simple tool to manage sign-ups for volunteers in your school or classroom? This summer I shared Bloomz a fantastic tool teachers are using this school year. It’s a mobile and web-based app designed to increase parental engagement. Teachers and school leaders can use this platform to communicate and coordinate […]

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News-O-Matic: Bilingual Current Events for BYOD Classrooms

Looking for bilingual current events article for you ELA or Social Studies classroom? You’ll want to check out the news articles from the team at News-O-Matic. Every single News-O-Matic article is in both English and Spanish. A native Spanish speaker translates each story before it’s published — complete with an audio voice recording. Users can toggle between […]

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Educeri Teacher Resources: Over 1,000 K-12 Lessons

I love resources designed to make teachers lives easier. The folks at Educeri have put together a terrific online resource of K-12 lessons that include lots of resources for teachers. They have real lesson plans, created by educators that align to the national standards. As a big believer in the power of formative assessment I’m […]

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Using Buncee to Teach Media Literacy

Do you teach media literacy in your classroom? Media literacy is defined as: “a series of communication competencies, including the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms…” Students using Buncee, a creation and presentation tool, can strengthen their media literacy skills as they access many types of media to […]

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New to Computer Coding? Learn How To Teach Your Students

You might have noticed… I strongly believe that learning how to code is an essential skill for students. It doesn’t matter what type of career they choose to enter. Problem solving and critical thinking are critical skills for students. Computer science being taught at all levels and the results are powerful. Teachers with access to a range […]

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Capture Student Work with FreshGrade Education Platform

I’m a big fan of tools that help teachers stay organized – especially when it comes to student work. FreshGrade is an education platforms for teachers, parents and students. It gives teachers a place to organize student work and allows parents to see what their kids are learning in real-time. Capture Student Work With FreshGrade teachers capture student […]

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Google Teacher Tip: Blackline Master Search Tools

Earlier this year I attended the Hunterdon County EdTech Fest and had the chance to sit in a session led by New Jersey educator Bruce Reicher (follow him on Twitter here). He shared a handful of great Google tips for teachers and I absolutely loved this simple blackline master search tip. A blackline master is the […]

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4 Reasons to Start Using NetRef This School Year

Technology tools can sometimes cause distractions in the classroom. Even when teachers have created engaging lessons with technology, students can become distracted. NetRef allows teachers to personalize the Internet access for each student or classroom. This means they can pick and choose which websites they’d like students to stay on, and which they’d like to stop them […]

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8 Must-Try Coding Websites & Apps for Students

Coding websites and apps place valuable resources in the hands of students. With mobile and web-browser based tools, students of all ages can explore computer science. As you think about your goals for the school year, how can you incorporate coding into your instruction? Maybe you’ve decided to carve out a part of the school […]

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Apple Teacher Program: Self-Paced Learning and Badges

This has been a big week of Apple announcements! No matter how you feel about headphone jacks or the Apple Watch, teachers around the world are abuzz about the new announcements from Apple Education. This week Apple announced Apple Teacher a new program created to support and celebrate educators teaching all levels and subject areas. What is the […]

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