How To Bring Real-Time Data into Your Classroom

Bringing real-time data into your classroom is easier than ever, thanks to the impressive Hacking STEM resources from Microsoft Education. This summer, I had a chance to connect with members of the fantastic team at Hacking STEM. They are committed to democratizing STEM education for every child through the use of real-time data and hands-on […]

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Tech Tips for Your Next Read Aloud – Easy EdTech Podcast 027

In this episode we’ll discuss ideas for bringing your read alouds to life with technology in your classroom — in any subject area. You will hear tech-friendly tips to engage your reader’s attention, imagination and creativity as they interact with the text! This week’s podcast is titled “Tech Tips for Your Next Read Aloud.“ Although […]

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Teaching Life Skills with a Game Show App for Kids

If you’re teaching life skills to students this year, there is a mobile app with trivia-style games for kids. Sir Dapp! Game Show is an iOS and Android app for classroom and home use. It promotes the development of social-emotional learning skills. Through independent interactions and co-viewing experiences, students, teachers, and families can explore life […]

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Multimedia Goal Setting Activity for Students – Easy EdTech Podcast 026

In this episode I’ll share the steps for a multimedia goal setting activity perfect for anytime of the year. By using EdTech tools that capture video, voice, and text, you can have students chronicle their goals. You’ll hear strategies for making this happen with any grade level in any subject area along with a favorite […]

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Adding Captions to Student Videos (feat. Adobe Spark)

This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to work with students who created videos on a variety of topics. From tips for new Minecraft users to recommendations for favorite books, the focus of their creations has varied greatly. One conversation we’ve had regardless of the subject of their video is how they can connect with their […]

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Classroom STEAM Activities with Educational Robots

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. It’s been very exciting to see the ways educators are commemorating this special event. Here’s one that is particularly appealing: the team at Boxlight reached out to me this summer to share a special partnership featuring their educational robots. They’ve partnered with the […]

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How To Use Augmented Reality in Any Subject Area

Does augmented reality have a place in your classroom? Across subject areas and grade levels, educators are bringing augmented reality learning experiences to their students. But if you’ve wondered how to use augmented reality in your classroom, I’m excited to share a handful of ideas and a fantastic back-to-school promotion to get you started. I […]

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Engaging, Hands-On Activities for Elementary and PreK

Are you ready to bring hands-on STEM lessons to your school this year? In Philadelphia last month, I had the chance to connect with hand2mind. They are a fantastic education company that offers a wide range of resources for classrooms.  If you haven’t heard of hand2mind before, they have worked for over 50 years to […]

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How Google Forms Transformed My Data Collection – Easy EdTech Podcast 025

If we’ve met before you might know a little bit about how my work in a one-to-one classroom, using iPads with my fifth grade students and becoming an Apple Distinguished Educator. Talking about iPads and Apple might seem like a strange place to start a Google Forms story but that’s the real deal. Listen below […]

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Classroom Engagement Goes Wireless with Vivi

Engagement in the classroom can look different from one corner of the school to another. One thing that classes with high engagement have in common is a strong focus on student learning. Vivi is a classroom engagement solution that uses screen mirroring and video streaming on student devices. Designed by educators, for educators, it was […]

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