Flybrix Drones for Schools: Build a Drone with Legos

Have you thought about using drones in your classroom? Well the folks at Flybrix sent me their Deluxe Flybrix kit earlier this year so I could try it out and share it with my readers. I grew up surrounded by Legos and was really intrigued at the idea of building a drone out of colorful […]

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Apple Store Field Trip: Exciting Learning Experiences for Students

As a former one-to-one classroom teacher, I know how powerful an iPad can be in the hands of students and I loved taking students on lots of field trips. There is now the opportunity to combine two of my favorite learning experiences for students… with an Apple Store field trip. At Apple retail stores, K-12 teachers […]

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Stepping Stones 2.0 Video Math Program for K-6 Students

Videos have the power to bring concepts to life so I’m super excited about the new resources from ORIGO Education. They just launched Stepping Stones 2.0, a comprehensive math program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. This program uses a range of instructional tools including exemplar videos. It combines print and digital media to bring […]

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Education Book Spotlight: Along Came a Leader by Kelly Croy

This month I had the opportunity to dive into Along Came a Leader by fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Kelly Croy. Kelly has written a book on leadership that serves as a guide for aspiring leaders and a great tool for those in leadership roles to reflect on their own practice. Along Came a Leader is also full of […]

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8 Adobe Spark Poetry Activities for Chromebook & iPad Classrooms

Looking for poetry lesson ideas? I’m very excited to share the free Adobe Spark tools and eight poetry activities for students. Whether you’re in the middle of a poetry unit in your classroom, or introducing a topic like figurative language, technology tools can elevate and energize your next lesson. Earlier this year I shared a super […]

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Sharing Lessons, Resources & Ideas Through Video

How do share your favorite lesson ideas with colleagues? Videos make it easy to capture ideas and share them with other educators – both near and far. 30hands Storyteller gives teachers to power share best practices with fellow educators in quick clips. These videos are perfect for showing off classroom highlights, new lesson strategies and […]

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Make Better Student Placement Decisions with Class Composer

Last month I had the chance to connect with the team at Class Composer. They are a software service led by a former elementary school teacher in Colorado. It is to help elementary schools create balanced classes efficiently and make better student placement decisions. Class Composer is for elementary schools to create positive learning environments. You […]

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Schoolrunner Comprehensive Data Management System for Schools

Last month I had the chance to connect with the team at Schoolrunner, a comprehensive data management system for schools. They have developed a powerful tool designed to make it easier for educators to analyze data. Schoolrunner accomplishes a lot of goals from simplifying attendance to visualizing data. It takes all of the information you […]

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7 National Poetry Month Apps and Websites

It’s April! I can’t believe we’re already in the fourth month of the year, but that means it is National Poetry Month! If you’re looking for National Poetry Month apps and poetry websites you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a list of favorite tools and resources you can use this month. In […]

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8 Ways to Check for Understanding with Nearpod

Technology tools can transform the way a check for understanding happens in the classroom. Nearpod is a favorite formative assessment tool that can be used to monitor student progress during a lesson while engaging students with interactive activities. Earlier this year I shared some of the ways Nearpod transformed my teaching in the classroom and […]

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