16 Free Apple Teacher Starter Guides

Earlier this school year I shared the new Apple Teacher program which gives teachers the power to earn badges and become an Apple Teacher (read the post). One of the best parts about this program are the Apple Teacher Starter Guides designed to help teachers learn about each Apple tool. They are full of information […]

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4 Reasons to Try FrontRow’s ezRoom Classroom AV Solution

Are you looking for a way to manage your classroom AV? The team at FrontRow has just launched ezRoom for schools. It’s a tool to help amplify teacher voice and multimedia in a classroom. It has all sorts of cool features like advanced connectivity for AV control, remote management, and integration with IP-based paging and bells. ezRoom is an “everything-but-the-display” AV solution that makes […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: The Wired Educator Podcast with Kelly Croy

I’m a huge fan of podcasts and it’s become such a source of news and learning in my everyday life. There are some wonderful education podcasts available for teachers and I want to spotlight the Wired Educator Podcast with Kelly Croy. Earlier this year I had the chance to share my book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: […]

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5 Special Features of Comics Head Digital Storytelling Tool

There are lots of ways students can demonstrate their understanding of a topic. Comics Head gives students the power to tell their own stories and show what they know about a topic. This digital storytelling tool lets kids create their own comic stories. For creative writers, Comics Head lets kids take on the task of telling a […]

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New to BYOD or 1:1? 6 Classroom Management Tips for Teachers

Teaching in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or one-to-one classroom is a fantastic experience. Every student has their own device and you can customize learning activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning activities. Earlier this year I shared NetRef, a tool that lets teachers personalize the Internet access for each student or entire classroom. This means they can pick and […]

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How-To Build Stronger Writers & Readers with Authentic Research Projects

Are you looking to create authentic research projects for students? With Frontier, students lead their own learning by selecting a research topic that most interests them and is aligned to their individual reading level. Students can explore topics they’re passionate about as they dive into reading and writing projects. Frontier provides students with diverse online resources to support their research. These resources […]

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4 Terrific Tips for Teachers New to Coding

If you’re brand new to coding, bringing computer science into your school can feel like a daunting task. The team at Pythonroom have created a special online platform for teachers new to coding. Although experienced computer science teachers will definitely love this site, teachers who are just getting started with coding will appreciate how Pythonroom sets them up […]

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4 Reasons to Use Ogment to Create Real-World Lessons

Ogment is a super cool tool for teachers that streamlines the process of building curriculum from digital content. It’s a curriculum-building tool where teachers can create real-world lessons from high-interest content. With Ogment teachers can grab content from the web, everything from videos and articles to images and websites. There is the ability to upload […]

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Code-a-Thon Free Nationwide Competition for K-8 Students

If you’re looking to get students coding this school year the folks at Learning.com have a totally free, nationwide competition for elementary and middle school students. Code-a-Thon will be held from November 14-18, 2016 and is open to schools across the country. The goal of this special event is to provide K-8 students with an introduction to […]

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6 Reasons I’m Super Excited About 3D Printing in Education

A few weeks ago I signed for a delivery that has totally changed the way I think about a hot topic in educational technology. I’m no stranger to skepticism of technology in the classroom. As someone who travels to schools to support teachers with technology integration and who wrote a book on QR Codes, I find […]

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