Moving Beyond Multiple Choice with Sero!

Online tools can increase the efficiency and benefits of formative and summative assessment in your classroom. A lot of tools already implement item banks of discrete questions. These are typically in multiple choice format. Sero! uses concept mapping as the basis for its assessments. This strategy also offers deep insight into higher order thinking skills. You […]

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School Health App Kinsa Keeps Kids Healthy

As you prepare for the new school year, there are actions you can take to leverage the power of technology. The team at Kinsa reached out to me earlier this summer. They have partnered with Lysol for a special program to help keep kids healthy. Kinsa’s school health app and smart thermometer are a powerful […]

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Sharing Digital Citizenship Strategies with Adobe Spark

If you’re a regular follower of this blog you already know two things. I believe digital citizenship has a place in every classroom. And I’m a big fan of the Adobe Spark tools. Earlier this year I shared some ways you can connect digital citizenship skills to authentic learning experiences using Spark. In this blog […]

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Digital Storytelling Lesson Ideas with Book Creator

Digital storytelling is more than stories that start with “once upon a time.” It’s all about using multimedia to capture the story of students’ learning. Book Creator is a powerful tool for digital storytelling lesson integration. I hosted a webinar for the Book Creator team this summer to share lots of classroom ideas. In this […]

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ClassHook Premium TV Clips for Your Classroom

Are you using video in the classroom? Take a look at what ClassHook has to offer teachers! Last year I shared ClassHook, a fantastic video tool for students. If you haven’t checked it out before, you’ll definitely want to add ClassHook to your must-try list this school year. ClassHook helps you find and use TV […]

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Global Problem Solvers: The Series Videos for Students

Is your classroom full of global problem solvers? There is a new video series designed especially for middle and high school students that addresses this important topic. With the Global Problem Solvers (GPS: The Series) animation series, you can introduce students to how technology can solve problems around the world. This animation series shows students […]

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Must-Have Tech Tools for Instructional Coaches

How can you make the most of digital tools when coaching fellow educators? Last fall I met the passionate educators behind the ASCD book The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness. If you haven’t heard of The Coach Approach to School Leadership before, it is an insightful, practical book for […]

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Ideas and Tech Tools for STEAM Classrooms

Have you heard other educators buzzing about STEAM? Well if you’re looking to start with STEAM in your classroom, there is a new book, and a handful of tech tools you’ll want to check out! I had the chance to meet with fellow New Jersey educator and author Billy Krakower this summer. In this post, […]

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Real-Time Collaboration in Book Creator

If you are incorporating collaboration in the classroom, there is an open-ended creation tool you have to check out! Book Creator has been a go-to tool in my tech toolbelt for some time. You might have heard that this year I hosted a handful of webinars for the Book Creator team. I can’t wait for […]

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K-2 Research Resources for Readers from PebbleGo

If you’ve been on the hunt for informational text for students, you will love these resources from PebbleGo! At ISTE earlier this year, I sat down with the team from PebbleGo. Their dynamic online tool for students is designed specifically for early elementary school students. With PebbleGo you can access a wide range of K-2 […]

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