Education Book Spotlight: Pencils to Podcasts

Last month I visited Kearney, Nebraska’s to speak at this year’s state reading conference. The folks at Solution Tree had sent along a copy of From Pencils to Podcasts: Digital Tools for Transforming K-6 Literacy Practices my way and it was the perfect book to dive into during my trip west. Authors Katie Stover and […]

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Online Course on School Leadership with PLC Opportunity

Professional learning can take many forms. From print resources and face-to-face workshops to webinars and online courses. I’m super excited to share an opportunity for educators that combines a few of my favorite ways to learn and grow. Thomas Murray and Eric Sheninger, the authors of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today, […]

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Adobe Spark for Education Now Available for Schools

It’s finally here, and I am so excited! Adobe Spark for Education is now available for schools. Students can use this suite of open-ended creation tools across the content areas at any grade level. Earlier this year I shared the initial announcement, and the response was overwhelming! Now the new features I told you about […]

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How To Use Empatico to Connect Classrooms Across the World

What does it look like to connect classrooms across the world? Last year I shared Empatico on my blog and this year I had to chance to meet some folks behind this fantastic resource for educators. If you haven’t heard of Empatico before, they are a totally free, online tool for teachers designed to facilitate […]

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Engage Students with Interactive Teaching Materials from Creativity 365

Student engagement is more than hooking students at the beginning of a lesson. When students are in the flow of learning, they are interacting with new information, applying what they’ve learned, and creating and collaborating with their peers. The team behind Creativity 365 reached out to me earlier this year to share their interactive teaching […]

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5 Reasons to Try PBIS Rewards for Schoolwide PBIS Initiatives

As you get ready to finish out the school and prepare for a successful start in the fall, PBIS Rewards is worth exploring. I’ve had the chance to connect with their team in the past, and they have a handful of tools and features all designed to support PBIS initiatives in schools. If you haven’t […]

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Mirror Your Screen with Airtame Wireless Screen Sharing

Earlier this year the folks at Airtame reached out to me to share their streaming device for schools. With Airtame, educators and students can mirror their screen to show off their work and explain their thinking. In a classroom with thirty students or an auditorium with thousands of attendees, Airtame lets users display their individual […]

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Capture Book Quotes with Spark Post Reading Responses

How do students in your classroom respond to reading? Whether they are diving into an article on endangered species in the science classroom or preparing for a literature circle on a historical fiction novel, students interact with text throughout the school year. Designing learning experiences that are social and shareable is one way to engage […]

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Project-Based Learning Activities with Project Pals

This month I had the chance to meet the awesome team behind Project Pals. If you’re looking for a way to bring project-based learning into your classroom, you’ll definitely want to check out this dynamic platform for schools full of PBL activities for students. With pre-made content that’s ready to use right away, as well […]

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Rethinking Interactive Whiteboards in Small Group Instruction

How are you using interactive whiteboards in your classroom? Traditionally, the use of these large interactive displays were seen as a way to energize whole class instruction. The use of a touch screen and the ability to access a wide range of materials through an Internet connection are definitely compelling features. But as we move […]

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