5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

Is the school year winding down? Do you need a reboot to help get through a challenging month? Teacher inspiration can come from many places. From the smile on a student’s face, to a great conversation with parents, to an episode of a favorite television show that provides an idea for the next day’s lesson, […]

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Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

There are amazing ways to elevate and energize instruction through using technology tools. One resource that’s popular with students of all ages — from the youngest to the oldest — is the video hosting website YouTube. YouTube lets anyone with a free account upload videos. Many organizations post collections of videos on this site, which is […]

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5 Sketchnoting Apps for Teachers & Students

Don’t consider yourself an artist? Sketchnoting is more than just doodling and drawing. It’s a way to make connections and keep track of learning visually. There are lots of digital tools to help make this happen in your classroom. I recently heard Chrissy Romano speak at the Evolving Educator’s Tomorrow’s Classroom Today Conference about how […]

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11 Ways to Use Dry Erase Tape in Your Classroom

What will they think of next? Keeping technology tools and other resources in your classroom organized can be a struggle. When I came across this awesome product a few weeks ago I knew I had to share ideas for using Dry Erase Tape in your classroom. From labeling and organization of both techy and traditional tools […]

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Nature Maestro Environmental Apps: Explore Earth’s Biomes

My last years in the classroom were at an environmental stewardship magnet school. I certainly love digital tools that give students an opportunity to learn about biomes and animals. The Nature Maestro series of environmental apps introduce students to Earth’s biomes and animals through immersive audio and visual explorations. This series features Costa Rican rainforests and […]

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Teach Empathy Skills: Interactive Graphic Novel from RedRover

Teach empathy skills with this interactive iPad and Android app from RedRover. The team at RedRover has launched a new app for mobile devices geared towards elementary school students. The Restricted Adventures of Raja is a graphic novel app that gives students the chance to interact with the story and learn empathy skills. In this story students […]

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RefME Plus Released: Cite as you write in MS Word

The folks at RefME have just released RefME Plus! As a doctoral student, I know how important it is to make sure you are organized. Finding a citation tool to stay organized as you write is important. This citation tool now lets you write the bibliography a report, research paper, you name it – without […]

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Seterra Geography Map Quiz Game for iOS & Web

Looking to for a map quiz to learn geography? Seterra Geography is an iOS app and online platform for students. This map quiz app is easy to use and has a wide range of maps. There are a handful of different quiz categories so students can practice identifying continents and the locations of different countries. Kids […]

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10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks

Students need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world. Providing students with ways to demonstrate their understanding and create content is even easier with technology tools. Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the […]

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QR Codes Can Do That? 5 #ScannableTech Tips

There are tons of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your instruction — with powerful results. I’ve been a fan of Quick Response (QR) codes in education for years and even wrote a book all about how they can be used to promote deeper learning in your classroom. When speaking to teachers about these black-and-white […]

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