Intervention and Supplemental ELA & Math Resources for Students

When the team at Measuring Up reached out to me I was interested in taking a look at their new resources for teachers and students. They’ve broadened their offerings for schools to provide a blended solution for lessons and formative assessment. Measuring Up now offers each state customized, standards-driven resources. In this blog post you’ll […]

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Quick Start Guide for Adobe Spark for Education

Creativity in the classroom is essential across grade levels and subject areas. Students can demonstrate what they’ve learned about a topic, synthesize information, and create a shareable movie, website or graphic with Adobe Spark. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you already know that I am a huge fan of Adobe Spark. In […]

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A Spelling, Grammar and Word Checker for Students

One of the great things about education technology is how when it is used strategically, it can provide an extra layer of support to students. If you’ve worked with students of any age, you’ve probably heard the same, “How do you spell this?” questions. If you are on my newsletter list, you already had a […]

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Using Book Creator for Formative Assessment

What does it look like to check for understanding with digital tools? This is a question I’ve posed to teachers from different corners of the country. When speaking about the use of technology in the classroom, formative assessment is a hot topic. If we think beyond multiple choice questions, there are many ways to check […]

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Steps Teachers Can Take to Enhance Learning With Technology

If you’ve ever walked across a conference expo hall or scrolled through your Pinterest feed, bright and shiny technology can instantly grab your attention. Making sure a new piece of technology or compelling digital resource is a good fit for your students is easier said than done. When time is taken for strategic integration, you […]

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Free Media Literacy Week Events for Teachers

If you asked a teacher of any content area if they think higher order thinking skills are essential, what would they say? Educators know the importance of critical thinking, as well as evaluating and synthesizing new information. The topic of media literacy is perfect for classrooms that value higher-order thinking skills. So I’m super excited […]

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A Blended Learning Tool for Creative, Cross-Curricular Storytelling

In the blended learning classroom, finding resources connected to your curriculum goals can take both a traditional and digital spin. The folks at Meridian Stories reached out to me this year to share their marketplace of classroom projects for cross-curricular storytelling. This tool gives teachers a way to access creative, multi-media projects and provides a […]

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Shapes 3D Augmented Reality Geometry Drawing App

I’m always excited to meet folks who are passionate about educational technology. At ISTE this past June, I met Milena Piasecka a Product Manager for the company Shapes at the end of one of my sessions. Her passion for the power of digital tools in the classroom was clear from the start and I was excited to learn […]

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Podcasting in the Classroom? Here’s a Byte-Sized Option

I’m not exactly sure how it started, but once I got hooked, there was no turning back. Podcasting is a powerful medium and a way to consume a wide range of content. Is podcasting in the classroom here to stay? With the new byte-sized interactive podcasting tool from Synth, you now have an easy way […]

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Classroom Tips for Teaching Vocabulary with Keyword Searches

When I’m searching for an answer to a question – big or small – I often head over to Google. If the first search term I type in doesn’t send me in the direction I was hoping, I head back to the top of the screen and try typing in something different. Now we often […]

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