Sparking Student Creativity with Big Ideas from Adobe MAX

It has been a whirlwind first day at Adobe MAX! This morning started off with an exciting keynote and an emphasis on creativity as an essential literacy for students. As a K-12 educator, I spent the keynote with my eyes wide open thinking about the possibilities for student creators. Creativity makes a difference The energy […]

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A New Way to Help Families in Your School Learn English

Are you ready to engage families in your community this year? Connecting families in your school to high-quality learning experiences is a great way to support your school community. Outside of the walls of the classroom, families are ready to jump into opportunities to increase their own expertise in a variety of areas. As a […]

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Turn School Permission Forms into PDFs with JotForm

Collecting and keeping track of permission forms can be an organizational headache for schools. As you work to leverage the power of technology in your school, you can combine online data entry with traditional PDF files. JotForm lets users input information and stays organized throughout the school year. Their new features lets you convert permission […]

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3 Tips for Meeting Student Needs Through Differentiated Instruction

No two students are exactly alike.  They come from different backgrounds, have different learning preferences, and learn at different paces. So when it comes to classroom learning, teachers all over the country work hard to take these issues into account. In order to learn best and meet their true potential, students need different instructional supports […]

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Engage Your Entire District with Real Student Work in Real Time

Digital portfolios reach their fullest potential when implemented faithfully, broadly and across every discipline. When districts implement a digital portfolio platform for all students and educators, the results are amazing. Students can make connections across the disciplines, and demonstrate growth over many years of learning. At the same time, they can build an arsenal of […]

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Sharing Your Screen in the Classroom: Go Wireless with Airtame 2

Sharing your screen is essential in today’s classrooms. Teachers can show off a strategy or introduce a new concept to their class. Students can present an idea to their classmates and show off what they have learned. With wireless mirroring, students can share their passions and interests with their peers. There are so many reasons […]

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A Tool from Finland to Support Phenomenon-Based Learning

If you are in the field of education, you’ve probably heard the buzz about innovative practices in different corners of the world. Finland’s education system tops the list as one of the places often cited for innovation in teaching and learning. Finland has built their entire education system around having students learn by solving real […]

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Strategies to Promote Inquiry in Your Classroom

When students take part in inquiry-based learning they pose questions and research issues. Promoting inquiry in your classroom can take many forms. So I was excited to connect with Trevor MacKenzie who has written books on the subject. His new book Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners, co-authored with […]

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Everyone Can Create: Teacher Resources from Apple Education

Have you heard the news? I am so excited to share a new, totally free set of resources from Apple Education. Today Apple Education released four books of lesson ideas and one teacher guide to spotlight the ways Everyone Can Create. At a special event held earlier this year, Apple Education announced a new initiative […]

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Social Studies and Science Lessons from StudySync

Does critical thinking take center stage in your classroom? If you’re looking for high-quality resources for social studies and science lessons, you’ll want to check out the new SyncBlasts from StudySync. They’ve launched a new product to support social studies and science teachers throughout the school year! When it comes to college and career readiness, […]

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