Instantly Access Learning Resources with ClassLink for Classrooms

How easy is it for you and your students to access learning resources? Having instant access to the learning tools you use each day is essential for both students and teachers. Making this happen can be a challenge. Earlier this month I had the chance to connect with the folks at ClassLink. They gave me […]

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5 Reasons Book Choice is Essential for Today’s Readers

What does it mean to honor book choice in your classroom? As students spend time sorting through bins in a classroom library, scrolling through a list of ebooks on their tablet or asking a librarian, teacher or friend for recommendations, students can choose books that pique their interest. Book choice is essential for today’s reader. […]

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Sharing Student Work with Spark Page Digital Bulletin Boards

If we haven’t met before, you might not know that I barely qualify for the 5’2″ listed on my driver’s license. So I’ve spent many early mornings, lunch periods and afternoons standing on a chair with a stapler in my hand trying to reach the very top of a bulletin board without slipping. To share […]

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Guided Reading Course: Self-Paced PD from LitLife

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure to work with two fantastic organizations: LitLife and Participate. If you haven’t heard of LitLife before, they are a professional development organization. LitLife is focused on providing literacy support to educators and students throughout the world. They offer all sorts of professional learning opportunities for schools […]

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Free Math Webinar Finding the Right Math Problem to Challenge Students

I’m a big fan of virtual professional development, and this week the folks at ORIGO Education are hosting a free math webinar for educators. Titled “What’s the Problem? Finding the Right Math Problem to Challenge Students,” you can join in on this live event led by Sara Delano Moore. She is a nationally renowned educator, speaker, and […]

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Kiddom Pilot Program: Organize Student Data + Teacher Resources

How do you organize student data, facilitate teacher collaboration and gather free curriculum resources at your school? If you’re like many of the schools I visit, you probably have a handful of different websites and mobile apps that help you address instructional goals over the course of the school year. Navigating multiple resources can be […]

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Innovation with Classroom Videos: mysimpleshow Video Creation Tool

How are you using video in your classroom? mysimpleshow is a digital learning resource for do-it-yourself explainer classroom videos. I shared this online tool last year. So I’m excited to bring you a handful of new tips for innovation in the classroom! It’s easy to get started, and the videos you and your students can […]

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Kidgy Digital Safety App for Kids and Families

Earlier this year the folks behind Kidgy reached out to share their parental control application. The team behind Kidgy have created a mobile safety app for kids. It can help families supervise their child’s online activity remotely – from their own device. As a classroom teacher, I was often asked by parents for advice on […]

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Wonders of the World Virtual Reality Videos for Students

I love field trips! As a classroom teacher, I organized lots of excursions for students and teaching in New York City gave us lots of options for places to explore. From the Museum of Natural History to Top of the Rock, to Central Park and the New York Historical Society, some of my favorite memories […]

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Podcast for Kids: Wow in the World Student-Friendly Podcast

I love a good podcast! From hearing stories about how people live around to world, to addressing questions you never knew you had, to diving deeper into current events, the possibilities with podcasts in the classroom are truly endless. Last year I came across Wow in the World, a podcast for kids from the folks […]

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