Vocab Victor Word Learning App for Students

Learning new words and building vocabulary is an integral part of a student’s growth as readers and writers. Earlier this year I had the chance to chat with the team at Vocab Victor. They have designed a mobile app to supplement classroom instruction. It can help students build their vocabulary and learn new words this […]

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Help Students Build a Body of Work This School Year

When do you start thinking about the end of the school year? As I pose this question to readers, I’m not talking about counting down the days to summer. If anything, it’s more like a reverse countdown. A plan for the end of the school year can start on Day 1, 5, 50, or 100. […]

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Using Book Creator in Middle School

Middle school students have stories to tell. From narrative writing in the English Language Arts classroom to daily reflections in the math classroom, students can use Book Creator to capture the story of their learning. This year I partnered with Book Creator to offer a variety of webinars for educators. In this post, you’ll find […]

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Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

When it comes to sharing student work, there are lots of ways to establish a workflow in your classroom. Are you using Google Classroom and/or Google tools with your students? I have a step-by-step strategy to share with you to make it easy for students to share their work with a teacher and fellow students […]

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K-5 Interactive Science Lessons on iPad

Do your science lessons inspire students to explore the world around them? If you are interested in bringing interactive science lessons to your classroom, here’s an iPad app you’ll want to check out! Tappity is an interactive app for iOS to help cultivate a love of science in elementary school-aged students. It contains adventures to […]

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Change Management Guide for School and District Administrators

The folks at Kiddom reached out to me this year to spread the word about a new free resource they have for school leaders. Kiddom has created a guide for school and district administrators all about change management. They’ve put together this resource to help school and district leaders lead the charge for change this […]

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Three Reasons to Use Visual Coding in Your Curriculum

Do you have a plan for teaching coding this school year? If the idea of introducing computer science skills feels intimidating, I encourage you to consider visual coding. With visual coding, students can pull together commands as they learn the foundations of coding. It’s a powerful way to introduce students to foundational computer science skills. […]

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Crowdbeamer Presentation Tool for Teachers

How do you engage students and share information during a presentation? If you’re looking to provide resources to students in the moment, you’ll want to check out crowdbeamer. Crowdbeamer is a presentation tool for teachers that makes it easy to share your screen in real-time. Presentation Tool for Teachers This summer I had the chance […]

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Must-Have Creativity Tools for Students

I grew up in a family where the Beatles were on constant rotation. It was the default soundtrack for many family car rides. Even today The Beatles Channel on Sirius XM is definitely in my Top 10 stations. It’s Channel 18, in case you’d like to add it to your list too! A few years […]

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Microsoft Teams for Collaboration and Feedback

This month I had a chance to talk to the folks behind Microsoft Teams and see the platform in action. I love how it sets up students for success in collaborative online spaces. For example, students can easily access feedback from a teacher, share an idea with a classmate, and participate in a discussion with […]

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