Free Webinar: Checking for Understanding During Cross-Curricular Reading Activities

What are your favorite strategies for checking for understanding in the reading classroom? I’m excited to partner with the folks at Kids Discover for a special webinar taking place next week! On Tuesday, October 31st, I’m hosting a webinar titled “Checking for Understanding During Cross-Curricular Reading Activities.” This totally free webinar is designed to give you strategies […]

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JotForm 4.0 Collaborative Form Builder for Permission Slips, Quizzes and More

Educators collect lots of information over the course of the day. From permissions slips to quizzes, the team at JotForm has updated their collaborative form builder tool to make sure you’re covered. They have just released JotForm 4.0 with a handful of new features designed to make it easier to create customizable survey forms to […]

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How To Find the Perfect Twitter Chat for Teachers

Do you have a PLN? Would you describe yourself as a “connected educator”? Whether these terms are in your everyday vocabulary or are completely new to you, now more than ever, there are amazing online spaces for educators to connect with others and leverage the power of a professional learning network. Twitter chats for teachers […]

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Financial Literacy Game Star Banks Adventure from T. Rowe Price

How do you explore financial literacy with your students? The team at T. Rowe Price has just launched a Teacher Edition of the Star Banks Adventure game. It’s a free mobile app and web-based online experience designed to teach students financial concepts. Star Banks Adventure has a colorful sci-fi theme. You’ll find puzzles, and quiz […]

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Otus Standards-Based Gradebook for Student Assignments

Earlier this fall I shared Otus. It is a student performance platform that acts as is a hybrid of three EdTech toolsets popular in classrooms. Otus is a learning management system, assessment management tool, and data warehouse. They also have a special gradebook built to help teachers connect the standards to student assignments. A traditional […]

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How To Tell Your School’s Story with Adobe Spark Branding

As a classroom teacher I worked in a magnet school in New York City. One of our goals as a magnet school was to “attract” new students and show off the great work happening in our building. This was early on in the days of Twitter and blogging for me – and the way schools […]

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Education Book Spotlight: Disruptive Classroom Technologies by Sonny Magana

There are a handful of frameworks for thinking about technology integration in the classroom. You’ve probably spent some time examining SAMR and TPACK. Especially if you’ve had discussions on how to make the most of digital tools at your school. In his new book Disruptive Classroom Technologies, educational technologist Sonny Magana introduces the T3 Framework, […]

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5 Favorite Print and Digital Halloween Books for Today’s Readers

Are you ready for Halloween? Finding the perfect Halloween books can be a challenge – regardless of the devices you and your students use as readers. I’ve collected a handful of print and digital Halloween books to share with students, colleagues and families. How can you use this list? Choose one or two to introduce […]

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TypeDojo Typing Test Website to Practice Keyboarding Skills

The team at TypeDojo has created a typing test website to gives users of any age a space to practice keyboarding skills. This website is simple, straightforward and gets right to the point. If you are looking for a space to measure words per minute, this is definitely a quick tool for getting…

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Online Course from Evolving Educators: Getting Started with Twitter

the blog 140 Twitter Tips for Educators: Get Connected, Grow Your Professional Learning Network, and Reinvigorate Your Career by Billy Krakower, Brad Currie and Scott Rocco of Evolving Educators. Billy, Brad and Scott are the founders of #satchat and experts on using Twitter to develop a strong PLN. Check out their book here. Now this team has developed an online course all about…

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