4 Ways Facebook Groups Can Transform Your Teaching

Over the past year or so I’ve found myself using Facebook in an increasingly different way than in the past. Instead of using this social media platform to post pictures from a vacation, or comment on an update shared by a friend or family member… it’s become a source of professional learning. Is there such a […]

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Students Can Work Together with Book Creator’s Collaboration Feature

Are your students collaborators and creators? In my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom I share strategies for collaboration and creation in the classroom with examples from my favorite open-ended tools, including the fantastic app and web-based Book Creator. I’ve been a big fan of Book Creator for quite some […]

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Free Webinar: 8 Ways Teachers Can Incorporate Technology in the Classroom

Is technology integration in your classroom meaningful, sustainable and scalable? Next week I’m joining the folks at Voyager Sopris to share strategies for technology integration. On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 4PM ET, you’re invited to a totally free webinar for educators, “8 Ways Teachers Can Incorporate Technology in the Classroom” (click here to register.) […]

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Lexia PowerUp Literacy Program for English Language Arts Instruction

Earlier this year the team at Lexia Learning reached out to me to share a new literacy program they’ve developed called PowerUp. If you haven’t heard of Lexia Learning before, they are a division of Rosetta Stone and have created tools for adaptive assessment and personalized instruction for students. Their goal has been to empower […]

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Virtual Reality Without a Headset? Real Classroom Strategies for VR

Can virtual reality happen without a headset? I was invited to speak at the 3rd European iPads in the Classroom in Amsterdam last month about creation and collaboration on digital devices. Although my keynote topic was set months in advance, a few weeks before the event the organizer shared an opportunity to be part of […]

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3 Ways Adobe Spark Promotes Creativity in the Classroom

I recently had the chance to review the new research conducted by Adobe Education on creativity in the classroom. Their study is titled, Creative Problem Solving in Schools: Essential Skills Today’s Students Need for Jobs in Tomorrow’s Age of Automation, and covers a topic on the minds of educators I meet during my travels. Creativity in […]

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Woot Math Polls: Formative Assessment for the Math Classroom

What does formative assessment look like in your classroom? As a classroom teacher, I knew how important it was to hear from students in the midst of a lesson – to check for understanding that would drive my instruction. I recently had the chance to talk to the creator of an awesome formative assessment tool […]

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Simple Assessment Feature from Otus Learning Platform

The team at Otus has revamped a popular feature to make creating assessments easier for teachers using their robust learning platform. After hearing lots of feedback from current users, they decided to make a simple assessment feature so every teacher could easily create their very own assessments to use within Otus. I’ve shared Otus with […]

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ORIGO Stepping Stones Comprehensive Pre-K Math Curriculum

I’ve had the chance to work with Pre-K teachers and primary educators as an education technology consultant over the past few years. One of the conversations I often find myself having with teachers is what it means to be kindergarten ready. This can often seem like an overwhelming concept since there are so many experiences […]

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Forefront Success Management System: Actionable Insights from Assessments

How does math data in your school and district stay organized? Do you have collaborative conversations around math assessments with your colleagues? The team at Forefront Math takes classroom assessments and lets schools use them as district-wide common assessments with a straightforward, easy-to-use digital math assessment platform. A few weeks ago I had the chance […]

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