Free Teacher Lesson Plans for Red Ribbon Week

Have you used online resources to help students understand the dangers of underage drinking? Red Ribbon Week takes place from October 23rd to October 31st. This week is designed to educate youth about drug prevention. It was first sponsored by the National Family Partnership in 1988. In this blog post I’ll share free teacher lesson […]

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Addressing Elementary Achievement Gaps with EdTech

Can EdTech help address issues related to elementary achievement gaps in your classroom? Educational technology tools used strategically can alter how students interact with classroom resources. In elementary classrooms, the integration of digital resources can vary greatly. They might be used with a whole group or small groups of students, or with individual students. The […]

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Ways to Use Video Playlists in the Classroom – Easy EdTech Podcast 034

In this episode we’ll discuss how students, families and colleagues can benefit from video playlists.  You will hear some tips and strategies for compiling and distributing video playlists to different groups that you work with over the course of the school year. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/ Apple Podcast App Google […]

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Halloween Books for Kids & Spooky Teacher Gifts

In today’s blog post, I’m kicking off October with plenty of favorites for you! This collection includes favorite Halloween books for kids you can grab in digital and print format. You will also find a few spooky teacher gifts. Last year, I compiled a list of favorite Thanksgiving books, and this blog post shares even […]

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How to Teach Fire Safety with NFPA Resources for Teachers

Wondering how to teach fire safety to your students? Look no further than the excellent resources from the National Fire Protection Association. Tomorrow is the first day of Fire Prevention Week, and October is Fire Prevention Month. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has you covered when it comes to resources to teach fire safety […]

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How To Lead as a Connected Educator

Digital tools have changed the way we think about teaching and learning. You might host a virtual guest speaker in your classroom, or empower students as website designers or moviemakers. Today we have new ways to help students interact with the world — in every grade level and subject area.  So how can educators use […]

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How to Support Problem-Based Learning with Augmented Reality

Problem-based learning has a place in all subject areas and grade levels. Although learning experiences can vary based on these factors, augmented reality can play a role. In this blog post, I’ll share more information on PBL. You’ll also hear about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the augmented reality tool 3DBear. The Center for […]

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Personal Branding for Students and Educators — Easy EdTech Podcast 033

In this episode we will discuss how personal branding with students might have a place in your classroom. You will hear strategies for your own professional or school brands, as well as guiding questions and tools to help students set up their own brand this school year! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: […]

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Showcase Student Learning with Seesaw Updates

Seesaw is one of my favorite tools to share with educators. I love using Seesaw in professional development sessions. If we worked together this summer, you might have seen it in action! It’s a perfect tool to illustrate the power of technology in the classroom. I often mention Seesaw in discussions on blended learning station […]

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Movie-Making Activity to Strengthen Classroom Community

Whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the school year, it’s always a wonderful time to share stories! At the start of the school year, students can introduce themselves to their classmates while learning how to navigate new digital platforms. An “all about me” activity is a great option for helping build your classroom […]

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