Gift Guide: Teacher Secret Santa Gift Ideas (all below $15)

Over the past few years, I’ve put together teacher gift guides to hopefully make your life a little bit easier this holiday season. From gifts that teachers who love Chromebooks might enjoy, to favorite books about education, I’ve compiled several lists with favorite gift ideas. This year, I took a bit of a different spin […]

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Creative App to Help Students with Logic and Reasoning

This year on the blog, I’ve had the chance to share some of the awesome apps from Avokiddo. They have a wide range of low-cost apps for iOS and Android. Thinkrolls Space is the newest creative app in their list of offerings. It is excellent for both at-home activities as well as classroom use. Readers […]

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Classroom Game for Vocabulary with a Home Connection!

Are you looking for a classroom game for vocabulary that can cover any subject in the K-6 curriculum? Futaba Classroom Games is an iPad app game for kids. In this blog post, I’ll share some key features of this multi-player app. You’ll also hear their big announcement on a new edition of Futaba for use […]

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How to Add Video to School Announcements

If you have a school event on the calendar, how do you stand out on social media? In the past few weeks, school storytelling has been front of mind. Sharing special moments and getting the word out about upcoming events are two ways schools can use social media to connect with their community. In October […]

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Simple Augmented Reality Apps for Kids – Easy EdTech Podcast 040

In this episode, you’ll learn about some of my favorite augmented reality apps for kids — along with quick ideas for getting started with augmented reality this school year. You’ll also hear about project ideas you can use with some of these AR tools! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/ Apple Podcast […]

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Personal & Authentic Learning Experiences with Tom Murray — Easy EdTech Podcast

In this bonus episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast, Monica Burns interviews Thomas C. Murray, author of Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime. Tom shares stories from his new book, tips for creating personal and authentic learning experiences, and plenty of EdTech connections! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: […]

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Kid-Friendly Board Game with STEM Connections

Throughout the school year, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to support teaching and learning. Earlier this year, the team behind Drop Squad: The Escape reached out to me. They’ve developed a kid-friendly board game that connects to strategy and STEM skills. Kid-Friendly STEM Board Game How does it work? As you can […]

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Creativity in Education: Adobe MAX Recap 2019

Last week I had an opportunity to attend Adobe MAX as an Adobe Insider. In this blog post, I want to share some big ideas from the event as well as actionable takeaways for educators. Although MAX is definitely the creativity conference, the focus on creativity in education was front and center through multiple events […]

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How To Incorporate Technology in Your Next Meeting – Easy EdTech Podcast 039

In this episode, I share some of my favorite strategies for using technology in meetings and professional development sessions. You’ll also hear about how modeling tools in these sessions can spark discussions and build confidence in using technology in the classroom. In this episode I share a few tips for how to bring in digital […]

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How To Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom

If you’ve thought about using gameplay in your classroom, there is a fantastic new book on the topic! Earlier this year at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, I snagged a copy of an excellent new book. It’s titled Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay. It provides actionable information for educators interested in […]

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