Learn How To Create a Positive Math Culture

What does it look like to create a warm and inviting classroom culture? The answers to this question may vary when talking to elementary, middle and high school teachers. Building a classroom culture full of hope and possibility is essential in all subject areas. But when students enter a classroom where the subject matter is […]

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Writing Assessment Prep and Practice from Writable

Making sure that students have everything they need before state exams is definitely stressful. As a classroom teacher, I remember just how hard it was to find “just right” prompts and practice activities for students. Writable is a practical EdTech tool for teachers and students. Educators can use it to make sure that state summative […]

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15 Social Studies Projects for Book Creator Classrooms

There are a few things you may not know about me. I love historical fiction, I have a Masters Degree in History, and trips to museums are one of my favorite parts of traveling. So you can imagine that as a classroom teacher I spent lots of time making cross-curricular connections with students. Sometimes we […]

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How To Curate Curriculum Resources with Adobe Spark

Were you following along with my travels on Instagram stories? You might have seen snaps of my trip to Buffalo earlier this month. I was born and raised in New York and have traveled to lots of parts of the state. But this was my first trip to Buffalo — and it was lots of […]

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6 Things You Can Do with a PDF this School Year

What type of tools do you use in the classroom to interact with text and stay organized? Earlier this year the folks at Wondershare reached out to me. I was interested in learning more about PDFelement 6, a PDF editor that provides lots of options for teachers and students. Like many folks in education, I’ve […]

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Why Design Thinking Has a Place in Your Classroom

Regular followers of the blog know how much I value my network of Apple Distinguished Educators. Just like many education communities, this group of enthusiastic educators share fantastic ideas, strategies, and tips for teachers. You might know Apple Distinguished Educator Michael Cohen as a keynote speaker at last year’s annual ISTE conference in Chicago. He […]

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Wireless Motion Sensor and Software for Students

Are you looking to engage students in problem-solving this school year? If you’re teaching math or science or supporting a teacher who is, you’ll want to check out the new PASCO Wireless Motion Sensor and MatchGraph! software. Whether you measure the motion of moving objects or objects in freefall, there are lots of ways to use […]

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Rethink Formative Assessment with Microsoft Forms

A few weeks ago I shared formative assessment strategies at a conference for educators. I said something to the group that I often say when discussing this topic. There is no point in collecting data you aren’t going to use. Data collection should be relevant and actionable. And I’m always on the hunt for powerful […]

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NASA Research Challenge for Students

Creativity in the classroom can take many forms, and I’m super excited to share this special collaboration! Adobe Spark is partnering with the NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (NASA OPSPARC) this school year. If you haven’t heard of this challenge before, it’s a fantastic opportunity for students to problem solve and think […]

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How To Evaluate EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

Is there such a thing as the “perfect” EdTech tool? As a classroom teacher, I was always on the hunt for new iPad apps or websites. I hoped they would address different goals I had for students. In these early days of curating resources, I tried to filter out the fluff. I knew I needed […]

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