Unicheck Add-on: Similarity Checker for Google Docs

Since Google Docs first came on the scene, its adoption in classrooms has increased dramatically. Google Docs transformed from a simple online text editor to a robust and powerful tool. It features a variety of functions. Writers, learners and editors of all ages have embraced this collaborative tool for classroom use and beyond. Now there […]

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Collaborative Video Creation for Schools from mysimpleshow

What does video creation look like in your school? Is it a collaborative experience for students? Earlier this year I shared mysimpleshow, a tool known for its easy-to-use video creation for students and teachers. If you haven’t heard of mysimpleshow before, it’s a tool used by more than 200,000 users around the world that can […]

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10 Tips to 
Differentiate for Readers

What does differentiation look like in your classroom? How do you support a classroom of readers diving into texts independently, collaboratively and as a whole group? Last year I hosted a webinar on behalf of the team at Voyager Sopris Learning® titled, 10 Tips to Differentiate for Readers. In this webinar, I featured some strategies […]

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How To Use Flipgrid for Book Clubs

How do students in your classroom share their responses to reading? How can you participate in a book club with educators nearby or far away? I’m so excited about the way educators are leveraging the power of digital tools to connect readers of all ages. Whether you are organizing a book club for a classroom […]

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Online Course on Learning Spaces: Designing Brain-Friendly Classrooms

How do you approach learning space design at your school? What does it mean to design brain-friendly classrooms? Conversations around learning space design are happening in schools and districts across the country. If you’ve thought about diving deeper into this topic or are entirely brand new to the concept, there is a new online course […]

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Free EdTech Webinar: Transform Your Classroom From Tech-Sort-Of… To Tech-Savvy!

The past few years I’ve had the chance to learn and share with educators all around the world. In just the first month of this year, I spent time on the ground working with teachers in Connecticut, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Florida! As much as I love jumping on a plane, train, […]

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Why I’m Super Excited About Instagram for Teachers

I’m not sure about you, but sometimes it takes me a little while to jump on the bandwagon or try something new. For the past few years, I’ve used Instagram personally to share vacation photos and holiday pictures. But after a great conversation at FETC last month, I decided it was time to get in […]

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Online Course for Educators: Designing and Leading Engaging OER Ecosystems

Are you using open educational resources in your school? Interested in learning more about this innovative approach for connecting students with high-quality resources? I had the chance to hear Andrew Marcinek speak about this topic at the Indiana Connected Educators annual conference last year. He is an expert on the subject of open educational resources. […]

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Micro-Credentials to Support English Learners from Digital Promise

Last year I had the chance to dive into Digital Promise’s micro-credential program. If you haven’t seen their online platform before, these on-demand, micro-credentials let educators jump into course content. You can work through the material at their own pace and on their own time. I love professional learning that is customizable and ready when […]

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Interactive Reading Lessons with Nearpod

How do students participate in your reading lessons? Over the past few years, I continue to be impressed at the power of Nearpod. It’s a presentation and formative assessment tool that is perfect for interactive reading lessons. As a classroom teacher I used Nearpod with my fifth-grade students. As a professional development facilitator, I now […]

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