What You Need to Know About Digital Transformation in Higher Education

The past year and a half has presented a wide range of challenges for Pre K-20 institutions. At a higher education level, digital transformation is increasingly a priority for schools. So what does it look like to embrace new technology to reach the needs of all students? Whether there were significant obstacles or more minor […]

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Reading Progress: A Reading Fluency App in Microsoft Teams

I was holding back tears when I first saw this. And I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever felt this way about an EdTech product. As a classroom teacher, I always wanted to hear my students read independently. But trying to fit meaningful formative assessments throughout the school year was always a challenge for me. Administering running […]

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Role of Technology in Design Thinking with Dr. Sabba Quidwai – Easy EdTech Podcast 114

In this episode, Dr. Sabba Quidwai joins me for a discussion around the role of technology in design thinking. You’ll hear about why it is important to incorporate design thinking in your teaching, connections to empathy and collaboration, and some tools and activities to get you started! Design Thinking Do you want to learn how […]

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Highlight As You Read with Markup Browser Extension

Do your students take notes and gather information in online spaces? If your students are readers, researchers, and investigators online, they can keep track of what they’ve learned. There is a unique browser extension for highlighting and bookmarking information. With the Markup browser extension for Chrome and Microsoft Edge, you can view, highlight and share […]

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Why TikTok Might Be Worth a Teacher’s Time

Have you considered TikTok as a resource for educators? I’ve been a fan of TikTok for awhile now, and no, you won’t catch me posting videos with dance routines. TikTok is full of useful information, from pasta recipes like the viral feta and penne trend, to how-to videos. In today’s blog post we’ll take a […]

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3 EdTech Webinars: A Special Series on the Essentials

What does it truly mean to focus on the essentials? This June, I’m excited to join the team at Teq and OTIS for educators for three EdTech webinars. If you’ve had the chance to join me on a webinar this year, you know how much I love to share strategies, tips, and favorite EdTech tools […]

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Using Tech Tools to Personalize Professional Learning with Allie Rodman – Easy EdTech Podcast 113

In this episode, fellow ASCD author Allie Rodman unpacks the term personalized professional learning and shares strategies for setting intentions for your next professional development. You’ll hear her suggestions for picking EdTech tools that personalize professional learning and how to use tech tools from the business world, too. Personalized Professional Learning Do you want to […]

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5 Tips to Make the Most of National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, and as you prepare for the month ahead, I’m excited to share a handful of tips and resources for you! The idea of keeping students and your school community safe is essential throughout the school year. During the month of June, you might decide to try out a few different […]

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How to Bring Coding Activities Into Any Classroom

Coding activities come in many different forms and might have more of a place in your classroom than you think. As a gateway to digital skills, coding experiences can spark conversations around digital citizenship, media literacy, and so much more. If you’ve thought about introducing coding activities into your classroom, there is a set of […]

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Virtual Field Trip for Students: A Tour of Washington, D.C.

Would you like to take students on a virtual field trip this year? It’s so important that all students get the opportunity to experience the U.S. capital, and now they can! First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Discovery Education are inviting students to attend a virtual field trip to Washington, D.C through the generous support […]

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