How To Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom

If you’ve thought about using gameplay in your classroom, there is a fantastic new book on the topic! Earlier this year at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, I snagged a copy of an excellent new book. It’s titled Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay. It provides actionable information for educators interested in […]

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Five Favorite YouTube Channels for Teachers – Easy EdTech Podcast 038

In this episode we’ll focus on five of my favorite resources on YouTube, specifically five favorite YouTube channels for teachers! You’ll also hear about video resources that you can use to curate video content for students or professional development for teachers. YouTube is a dynamic online space used in lots of different ways. Although you […]

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A Tech-Friendly Peer Feedback Strategy

This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with high school students attending a design camp. In today’s blog post, I want to share with you a combination of two favorite EdTech tools. You’ll hear about a peer feedback strategy I used with students this summer, and tips for how to tailor this activity […]

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Tips for Creating Infographics with Students – Easy EdTech Podcast 037

In this episode we’ll discuss five tips for creating infographics with students, along with a few places to find examples. You’ll also hear about a tool you can use in your classroom to help students make infographics this school year! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/ Apple Podcast App Google Play Stitcher […]

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Adobe Spark Book Birthday Celebration

How do you inject creativity into your classroom? I can’t believe a whole year has passed since the release of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark. Ben Forta and I published this collection of lesson ideas and activities last fall and are celebrating the one-year book birthday already! In the past […]

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Teacher-Tested Classroom Management Software for Schools

EdTech tools have altered the way we think about teaching and learning in the classroom, but sometimes these powerful devices are  distracting for students during the school day. The folks at Dyknow reached out to me this year, and I was excited to learn more about their classroom management software for schools. They’ve designed a […]

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A Tool to Help Schools Go Paperless

The idea of going paperless isn’t about a buzzword. It’s about making the most of your time and staying organized throughout the school year. There are definitely times when you and your students will want to have a pencil in your hands. But when you want to digitize forms, automate routines, and keep track of […]

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Designing Learning with Digital Networks in Mind – Easy EdTech Podcast 036

In this episode we’ll discuss your role in helping students make connections to the authentic experiences they have online while exploring subjects and topics that may come up in your classroom. You’ll hear several essential ideas to consider while designing learning with digital networks in mind as well as some EdTech resources to get you […]

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Add QR Codes to Posters with These Quick Steps

Do you use QR codes? Do you make posters? In this blog post, I’ll share tips on how to create QR codes and how to add QR codes to posters. We’ll start off with the what, then the why, and finally the how. With these quick steps, you can start adding QR codes to your […]

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A Full Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for Schools

How do you integrate social-emotional learning into your instruction? Finding high-quality resources that address social-emotional learning (SEL) can be a struggle. I visit lots of schools that are making an effort to incorporate SEL principles into teaching and learning this school year. If you’re looking for a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum to use in your school, […]

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