Amazon Prime Day for Teachers

It’s almost time for Amazon Prime Day! Is Amazon Prime Day for Teachers too? You bet! I’m a big fan of Amazon — have you heard the story of when I bought 1,000 worms on Amazon? Well… I shared it at ISTE this year and yes, you can buy worms for your classroom compost bin […]

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Using Book Creator in Elementary Classrooms

It’s been so exciting to see the response to the webinars I’m hosting for Book Creator this summer! With a wide range of topics to choose from, there is clearly an interest in using Book Creator in elementary classrooms. If you missed the live event, don’t worry. This post includes a link to watch the […]

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codeSpark: Coding for Kids and Coding PD for Teachers

Coding in the classroom is more than a hot topic. It’s an opportunity to introduce students to essential problem solving and literacy skills needed beyond the walls of the classroom. At ISTE this year I had the chance to learn more about codeSpark and a new professional development opportunity for teachers. This popular tool designed […]

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KOOV Educator Kit for Robotics, Design, and Coding in the Classroom

Coding in the classroom might be on your list of things to explore this school year. If you’re interested in combining digital coding with building and design, you’ll definitely want to check out the KOOV Educator Kit. The team at Sony Electronics recently released a kit for teachers to give them access to all the […]

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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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