Ways to Support Student Writers With & Without Technology

There are so many ways to support student writers in your classroom. Whether you’re working with first graders or first-year high school students, there are strategies that support students — both with and without technology. In this blog post, I’m so excited to share some actionable strategies for classrooms looking to balance digital tools with […]

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An Introduction to the ACES Framework – Easy EdTech Podcast 049

In this episode, you’ll learn about my ACES Framework for thoughtful technology integration, introduced in my first book in 2016. I’ll share each part of the framework in this episode. You’ll also hear examples of the ACES Framework in action including a unit example from my book Tasks Before Apps. Subscribe to the podcast on […]

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Cyber Robotics Curriculum for Coding and STEM Skill-building

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to visit schools and talk with teachers who use robotics with students. Although this type of technology is definitely fun, using a robotics curriculum with students helps introduce foundational coding and STEM skills strategically. But how can you make sure that you are addressing all of […]

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Why Using a Protective Case is Important (feat. Rug-Ed)

Do you use a protective case on student iPads? As a teacher, keeping student devices intact was one of my many classroom management challenges. In my classroom, we had a routine for taking devices out of the cart and bringing them to a learning space. Whether students were sitting side-by-side on the rug, or working […]

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5 Places to Listen to a Podcast – Easy EdTech Podcast 048

In this episode, you’ll learn about five places to listen to a podcast whether you’re at home or on the go. You’ll also hear about online and offline options for listening to podcasts from spots other than just your phone. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/ Apple Podcast App Google Play Stitcher […]

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Free Engaging, Interactive Assignments for Middle and High School

I’m always on the lookout for high-quality, free resources for teachers. Educators working with middle and high school students know that finding high-interest resources is often a challenge. So today, I’m excited to tell you about a fantastic platform for interactive assignments for students in grades six through twelve. Actively Learn helps you quickly find […]

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Tips for Project-Based Learning in Elementary & Middle School

As a professional development facilitator myself, I spend lots of time working with teachers and students. Whether in workshops or side-by-side in classrooms, a popular topic of conversation PBL. Specifically, how to create a classroom environment for project-based learning. So I’m always on the lookout for tips for project-based learning to share with educators. I […]

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How to Make Collections of Photos for Students to Use – Easy EdTech Podcast 047

In this episode, you’ll learn about ways to create collections of photos you can then share with students. You’ll also hear about some favorite resources for locating high-quality, royalty-free photos for students to use this school year. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/ Apple Podcast App Google Play Stitcher Spotify Do your students […]

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Media Contest to Celebrate Student Projects (feat. StudySync)

How do you celebrate student projects? I’m very excited to share a media contest from StudySync that celebrates all of the ways students can share their learning. Students in middle school and high school can participate and share their multimedia creations! For the past seven years, StudySync has hosted an annual contest to celebrate the […]

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7 New EdTech Tools Worth Exploring

Where do you go when you want to learn about new EdTech tools? From checking out new blog posts (like this one!) to searching hashtags on social media, there are lots of ways to learn about new EdTech tools. When I attend a conference, I also stay on the lookout for companies that have just […]

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