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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Video Coaching for Teachers: A New Playbook for Virtual Professional Development

Ready to explore video coaching for teachers? Last year I met Adam Geller, the founder of Edthena, at the TCEA Conference in Austin, Texas. We had a chance to chat, and I was able to see his video coaching platform in action. When Adam reached out a few months ago to let me know about […]

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EdTech Inspiration Calendar: 12 Tips for 2018

I don’t know about you but I like to have a plan. From to-do lists for day-to-day planning, to looking at the year as a whole, I’m getting ready for a fantastic 2018. You might already have some big goals in mind for the upcoming year… a learning activity you’ve designed for a group of […]

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Creating Classroom Posters with Adobe Spark Post

What type of visuals hang on the walls of your classroom? Whether you create anchor charts, graphics, or classroom posters for your students, there is a free, easy-to-use tool for teachers (and students) you can use to create classroom posters. With this awesome, open-ended creation tool, the possibilities are endless! Spark Post is a simple […]

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NYEdTech Week Reading Frameworks Panel Roundup

This week I had the opportunity to speak at a special panel on reading frameworks. It was held at this year’s NYEdTech Week. The awesome folks at MoxieReader (a tool I first shared earlier this year) invited a handful of educators to share their thoughts on reading in today’s classroom. It was lots of fun […]

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Teaching with the News? 15 Current Events Websites for Students

Preparing students to be well-informed, curious readers is part of our role as educators both across grade levels and subject areas. As a former classroom teacher, I loved sharing current events articles with students. High-interest, relevant articles connected to the news, can promote discussion both inside and outside of the classroom. Although there might have […]

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Personal Branding for Students and Educators with Adobe Spark

What does it mean to have a personal brand? Although we often think of branding as something to do with logos or the specific shade of a color we connect to different companies, the idea of a personal brand has grown tremendously over the past few years. With digital citizenship on the minds of educators […]

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3 Easy Steps to Create Scan and Read QR Code Listening Stations

Do you use QR codes in your classroom?  This year I’ve had the pleasure of supporting teachers looking to integrate digital tools into their classroom libraries. Working with the LitLife team I’ve visited schools who are ready to use the iPads and Chromebooks in their classrooms to connect readers to digital text. One of my […]

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Secondary English Apps and Websites for ELA Teachers

I’m back on the east coast today after presenting at this year’s OELAS Conference and sharing lots of strategies and favorites with educators in Tucson, Arizona. One of the presentations I gave this week was titled “10 Tech Tools for Secondary ELA Classrooms.” It included a handful of my favorite secondary English apps and websites […]

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