Spark Your Students’ Creativity with These Reading Activities

At a conference in Arizona this week, I shared favorite online resources for readers. Although I highlighted popular content consumption tools for readers, like EPIC!, Newsela, and Scholastic News, I also focused on creation in the reading classroom. Readers can access news articles, blog posts, videos and ebooks easier than ever. It’s wild to think […]

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25 Reasons to Use TED-Ed in Your Classroom

How do roller coasters affect your body? Why don’t poisonous animals poison themselves? These are the type of questions tackled with the amazing TED-Ed videos for students and teachers! If you’ve ever watched a TED talk before you’re familiar with the power of those short videos, focused on a single idea. An expert walks to […]

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Tech Resources for Your Next Science Experiment

Can an iPad help out with a science experiment? What role does a Chromebook play in the science classroom? Well, this month I hosted a webinar for SimpleK12 that tackled these questions. And I wanted to share all of the favorites from the webinar with you too! Of course, regular readers of the blog are […]

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Why Every Teacher Needs a PLN and How to Get One

Do you have a PLN? I try my best to avoid using too many acronyms in my conversations. I also try to avoid them when writing about education. However, PLN might be one of my favorites. My PLN has transformed the way I think about education. It has changed the way I think about my […]

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Tell a Wintertime Story Using Augmented Reality

Storytelling can take many forms and give students a chance to express themselves creatively. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate narrative storytelling into your classroom this winter, 3DBear is an excellent choice. Students can tell a Christmas story using augmented reality on this powerful EdTech platform. Augmented Reality Storytelling What does creative storytelling look […]

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Reach Every Family with ClassTag Parent Communication App

As educators, we know the importance of family communication throughout the school year. Keeping channels of communication open and crafting messages for families are just part of the challenge faced by schools and teachers. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you may remember that last year I shared a special parent communication app. […]

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Sketchnoting in the Classroom: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you ready to try something new? Sketchnoting isn’t a new concept, but it’s gaining traction throughout education communities. Educators and students are exploring ways to capture their learning. It’s been very exciting to see the excitement around sketchnoting in the classroom. If you are ready to learn how to sketchnote, I have a fantastic […]

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Free Meme Maker for Classrooms from Filmora

Have you seen a meme? A meme is an image that takes a playful spin on a concept. These are popular on social media, and to many they may just seem funny on the surface. Memes require creative thinking about a topic and a hand-picked visual to help get a message across. The folks at […]

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ProLOCK iPad Cases and Special Deal from Rug-Ed

Are you looking for a way to keep student devices safe? The folks at Rug-Ed reached out to me this fall to share some of the special features for their iPad cases and a special deal. If you’re interested in checking out these hardcore cases, it’s the perfect time! iPad Cases for Schools Rug-Ed’s iPad […]

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The Fun and Cool of Getting Better

What does it mean to get better as an educator? I had the chance to meet Rushton Hurley a few weeks ago at Vermont Fest. This annual event is hosted by VITA-Learn in Killington, Vermont. His keynote speech at the event “The Fun and Cool of Getting Better” tackled this question – and so does […]

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