Defined STEM Project-Based Learning Tasks

What does STEM instruction look like at your school? If you’re not sure that you’re making the most of opportunities for cross-curricular exploration, you’ll want to check out Defined STEM. Their mission is to inspire and empower students while preparing them for the skills needed in the classroom and beyond. Their robust library of STEM […]

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Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom

Are you using Google Classroom this school year? I love combining favorite tools! Spark Video is a fantastic, web-based and mobile movie-making tool for students. If your students are using Google Classroom, they can easily share their Spark Video creations with classmates before showing off their work to the world! Spark Video is a powerful, […]

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4 Must-Try EdTech Strategies

I hope you’ll join me! This webinar includes FOUR must-try strategies to energize and elevate teaching and learning with technology! Watch now –> Reboot Your Classroom: 4 Must-Try EdTech Strategies Do you ever feel like you are hitting a wall when it comes to finding the best ways to use technology in your classroom? Or […]

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Reading Activities for Students Using Book Creator

How do your students respond to reading in your classroom? Well, this summer I’ve teamed up with the folks at Book Creator for a handful of special events. One of the webinars I hosted this summer focuses on reading activities for students. In this webinar (linked below), I share strategies for using Book Creator for […]

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Adobe Spark and Nearpod: Tips for a Must-Try Combo

This week I’m excited to share lots of favorites at ISTE’s annual conference. From favorite open-ended creation tools to formative assessment tips, it will be an action-packed week! It seemed like the perfect time to share a must-try combo for educators. So I’ve put together a list of ways Adobe Spark and Nearpod are a […]

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Media Literacy For The Classroom: Online Course for Educators

Today I had the chance to spend the day at the Badge Summit in Chicago. Conversations with fellow educators who are passionate about professional learning reinforced a few big ideas. First, educators have more opportunities than ever to explore their interests. Second, professional learning is evolving as more high-quality resources become available in online spaces. […]

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Robots in the Classroom: RoboKind STEM Resources for Community Building

Is there a place for robots in the classroom? You bet! The folks at RoboKind have developed classroom-friendly robots and coding curriculum every teacher excited about STEM will want to check out. Robots in the Classroom RoboKind is an education company committed to creating cost-effective and inclusive education for all students. They have two products […]

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Tips for Virtual Reality in Pre-K

Virtual reality in Pre-K isn’t about using headsets with early learners. Instead, we are focused on sharing exciting, informative content connected to instructional goals. This content could include 360 images and 360 videos. Displaying this media can take place on individual student screens (like tablets) or whole class screens (like interactive display boards). You might […]

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Tech Tools and Tips for Think Alouds

Last year I met an inspiring educator with a passion for high-quality, literacy instruction. When I heard about the topic of her book, I was excited to find a resource that focused on an essential component of any lesson. Dr. Molly Ness is the author of Think Big With Think Alouds, Grades K-5: A Three-Step […]

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Check for Understanding with Book Creator

Did you hear the news? Over the next few months, I’m hosting a handful of webinars for the awesome folks at Book Creator. The most recent webinar I hosted was all about strategies to check for understanding with Book Creator. If you’re passionate about using digital tools for formative assessments, you’ll definitely want to check […]

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