Online Coding Competition for High School Girls

Last month on the blog I featured Girls Go CyberStart, a special cybersecurity and coding competition for high school girls. This totally free online coding competition is in full swing and there is still time to join! In this blog post I’ll share lots of details on the competition so you can jump in right […]

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Teaching with Logic Puzzles? 3 Educational Apps from Avokiddo

Giving students space to explore in a digital space, might seem like a luxury when pressed for time or maintaining a tight schedule throughout the school day. But if we’re committed to giving students an opportunity to learn through play, can we leverage educational apps to help them try, fail, and try again? Earlier this […]

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Online Resources for Teaching with the News – Easy EdTech Podcast 008

In this episode I share online resources for current events that can help you teach with the news. You’ll hear ways to use these websites and apps with students whether your focused on social studies, making cross-curricular connections in the English Language Arts classroom, or looking to infuse current events into any subject area! Subscribe […]

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Help Kids Build Financial Literacy This Year

As educators, we spend time thinking about how to best prepare students for the future. During my time as a teacher, I tried my best to make connections between content in our math curriculum and the world outside of our classroom. For many students, identifying the “why” behind the reasons they learn a particular strategy […]

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Augmented Reality Lesson Spotlight: Bring Nutrition to Life

The cool factor behind augmented reality might grab the attention of students at first glance, but can this technology really change the way students interact with content in their classroom? Making teaching and learning relevant and engaging for students can take many forms. With augmented reality in the classroom, students can bring their ideas to […]

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High School Current Events Articles with Teacher Resources

Students of all ages benefit from learning about current events in the classroom. Introducing students to high-interest, relevant text goes beyond preparation for English Language Arts skills. You can help prepare students for the world of today and tomorrow with access to current events and skill building around critical thinking and evaluating sources. Readers today […]

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Why Teachers are Paying Attention to Instagram – Easy EdTech Podcast 007

In this episode I share reasons why educators have turned to Instagram to gather ideas and share their classroom stories. You’ll hear ways to use Instagram and IGTV to find inspiration, lesson idea, and lots of tips to bring back to the work you do everyday in schools! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite […]

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How To Share Pictures of Student Work with Spark Page

This year one of my most popular posts was all about the curation of teacher resources. Setting up a system to keep all of your links and favorites organized is essential. Whether you’re sharing resources with colleagues, students or families, having one page to send everyone too makes this process simple. When it comes to […]

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Piano Companion Music Theory App for Students

Can an app help students learn music theory? When the team behind Piano Companion reached out to me this year, I was excited to learn more about their musical mobile app. Designed to help songwriters, producers, teachers and their students, this dynamic music theory app might just have a place in your classroom! Piano Companion […]

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Using the 7 Mindsets to Shift School Culture

In San Antonio earlier this year I sat down with Jeff Waller and Tracey Smith. Although conferences like the one I was attending that day tend to feel a little overwhelming, it was such a treat to sit for a moment and hear about their work. Jeff Waller is the co-creator of the 7 Mindsets, […]

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