How To Lead as a Connected Educator

Digital tools have changed the way we think about teaching and learning. You might host a virtual guest speaker in your classroom, or empower students as website designers or moviemakers. Today we have new ways to help students interact with the world — in every grade level and subject area.  So how can educators use […]

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How to Support Problem-Based Learning with Augmented Reality

Problem-based learning has a place in all subject areas and grade levels. Although learning experiences can vary based on these factors, augmented reality can play a role. In this blog post, I’ll share more information on PBL. You’ll also hear about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the augmented reality tool 3DBear. The Center for […]

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Personal Branding for Students and Educators — Easy EdTech Podcast 033

In this episode we will discuss how personal branding with students might have a place in your classroom. You will hear strategies for your own professional or school brands, as well as guiding questions and tools to help students set up their own brand this school year! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: […]

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Showcase Student Learning with Seesaw Updates

Seesaw is one of my favorite tools to share with educators. I love using Seesaw in professional development sessions. If we worked together this summer, you might have seen it in action! It’s a perfect tool to illustrate the power of technology in the classroom. I often mention Seesaw in discussions on blended learning station […]

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Movie-Making Activity to Strengthen Classroom Community

Whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the school year, it’s always a wonderful time to share stories! At the start of the school year, students can introduce themselves to their classmates while learning how to navigate new digital platforms. An “all about me” activity is a great option for helping build your classroom […]

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Reasons to Video Conference with an Expert this School Year — Easy EdTech Podcast 032

In this episode we will discuss the power of hosting a video conference with an expert this school year. You will hear reasons to consider setting up a Skype session with a content area expert and stories from trying out this strategy with students in social studies and science classrooms! Subscribe to the podcast on […]

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Student-Driven Online Reading Program for Elementary Classrooms

How do you use technology to support readers in your school? If you are exploring reading tools for students, the team at Lexia has expanded its Core5 reading program. They made the announcement at ISTE in Philadelphia earlier this summer, and I’m excited to share more details in today’s blog post. As a former upper […]

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Curate Resources and Create Portfolios with a Free bulb+ Account

Do you have an online space to curate and share information? I’ve been a fan of bulb+ for years, and I’m excited to share their free teacher accounts with you today! In this blog post, I’ll share two big use cases for this free online tool for teachers. You’ll also hear how the folks at […]

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Engaging, Online Informational Text for Elementary Students

It’s hard to find high-quality, high-interest texts for elementary school students. PebbleGo gives teachers instant access to engaging informational text for elementary students. With this dynamic English Language Arts tool, your students can explore nonfiction text on any device! Last summer, I was introduced to PebbleGo at the ISTE Conference in Chicago. I was blown away by […]

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Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD — Easy EdTech Podcast 031

In this episode we will discuss nine quick tips for taking ownership of your PD this school year and beyond. You will hear professional development tips to use in your own school, tech-friendly resources to use via social media and how to connect to other teachers remotely. This week’s podcast is titled “Quick Tips for […]

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