Problem Solving Apps for Kids from Avokiddo

Can an app help students learn problem solving? The Avokiddo collection of apps for students includes a handful of different options for classrooms and families. This year I’ve partnered with Avokiddo to show off the ways that their dynamic, high-quality apps energize instruction and provide opportunities for creativity and exploration. If you haven’t heard of […]

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Goal Setting Activity for Students featuring Spark Video

The start of a new year is a popular time to pause, reflect, and take stock of what you’d like to accomplish during the year to come. For many people, this happens during the first week of January or the first few weeks of school. Helping students appreciate the power of goal setting can happen […]

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Read Aloud Videos and Teacher Guides from Storyline Online

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to speak at a variety of literacy conferences. From Nebraska to Maryland, Orlando to Austin, I’ve shared strategies for integrating digital tools into the classroom and favorite online resources for educators. High on my list of favorite resources is Storyline Online. If you haven’t heard of […]

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Celebrating 2018 with Nine EdTech Giveaways

What was your favorite part of 2018? I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to choose just one. Although like every year, this one had it’s up and downs, there were so many things to celebrate in 2018. From a brand new book to lots of conference trips, it’s been a super […]

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Sparking Empathy in 2019: Fellowship Opportunity for Educators

Are you looking to spark empathy with your students this school year? My friends at Empatico and Participate have a very special opportunity for educators. They have opened up the application process for the 2019 Empathy Project Fellowship. Empatico is a free tool for teachers to facilitate connections between classrooms in different parts of the […]

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How To Use Screensharing to Increase Student Engagement

What strategies do you use to promote student engagement in your classroom? Students can take ownership of their work and show off their learning throughout the school year. To bring students into the teaching process, empower every learner with opportunities to share their screen. Screensharing is a popular teaching strategy. An educator leading a classroom […]

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How To Make This School Year Unforgettable

What does it mean to be unforgettable? As educators, many of us can look back and point to a teacher who is truly unforgettable. We can use adjectives to describe their passion and demeanor. We smile when we think to a memorable moment with that special person. For teachers who don’t have someone unforgettable that […]

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Share Student Work with a Spark and Seesaw Combo

This month I traveled to Arizona for my second year as a featured speaker at the OELAS Conference. It was lots of fun presenting on blended learning, formative assessment, and digital tools for readers. During the blended learning session, I shared a favorite app smash with two of my go-to digital tools. Now you might […]

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Cyber Robotics Coding Competition featuring CoderZ

I don’t know about you, but coding has been on my mind this month. Through my visits to schools and conversations with educators, I know it’s not just me. Educators everywhere are really excited about the way computer science can play a part in the classroom. Well, the folks at Intelitek reached out to me […]

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2018 Teacher Gifts: Favorites for Holiday Shopping

It’s almost halfway through December, and I’m ready to share a new gift guide for you to explore. Earlier this season I reached out to a handful of my favorite educators and authors. They helped create the list you can see in the blog post linked here with their recommendations. As I worked to put […]

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