Starting the School Year with Book Creator Activity Ideas

As you head back to school this year, the team at Book Creator has you covered with lots of resources. From teacher-created activities and templates to webinars and housekeeping tips, their new resource page is fantastic. If you’re looking for ready-to-use lesson ideas and inspiration, these creative resources will help you get started. Regular readers […]

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Everything New in Microsoft Teams Assignments – Bonus Episode with Microsoft Education

In this episode, Microsoft Education product manager Mike Tholfsen joins to share lots of updates to Assignments in Microsoft Teams. You’ll hear what is new in this powerful tool, including social-emotional learning and formative assessment connections. Microsoft Teams Assignments Today’s episode is all about Microsoft Teams and Assignments in Teams, and I’m excited to have […]

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How to Support Learner Variability with Voice Technology

Leaving a voice note for students, or hearing a student’s voice as they share an idea, provides a powerful connection. If you’ve joined me for a webinar this past year, you know that I often talk about technology integration and formative assessment. And one area I highlight in this conversation on checking for understanding and […]

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How to Incorporate SEL into Microsoft Teams

If you’re looking for ways to incorporate social-emotional learning goals into your everyday practice this school year, Microsoft Teams has you covered. A new feature in MS Teams called Reflect lets students share how they are feeling. It can open up a dialogue between teachers and students throughout the school year. You can incorporate SEL into […]

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How to Support New Teachers with Technology Integration with Dr. Samantha Fecich – Easy EdTech Podcast 123

In this episode, Dr. Samantha Fecich, educator, author, and podcast host joins me for a discussion around how best to support new teachers in today’s diverse classrooms. You’ll also hear some of her favorite versatile EdTech tools for any new teacher’s tool belt. Listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform: Apple Podcast App […]

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How to Easily Manage Dozens of Student Projects

Just last week, I spent time with educators in Texas, where we looked at tools perfect for creative student projects. During our conversations around technology integration, one thing that came up a few times was how to keep things organized while students work in digital spaces. From project-based learning, passion projects, and design thinking exploration, […]

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What is Byte Learning? How Rumie Supports Microlearning

Have you heard of the term byte learning? Have you tried microlearning activities with your students? Although you might not have used these exact terms before, you’re probably familiar with learning in small chunks of time. I don’t know about you, but this summer, I’ve learned a handful of recipes, packing ideas, and even cleaning […]

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3 Ways to Help Student Readers Get Ready for School

As we make our way into the back-to-school season, there is still time to prepare students for the start of the school year. If you are working with student readers this summer, you might have new challenges than in years past. This past year and a half has presented obstacles for students, teachers, and families […]

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What is Potty PD and Should You Start? – Easy EdTech Podcast 122

In this episode, I’ll unpack the term Potty PD if it’s new to you, or revisit it if it’s one you use all the time. You’ll also hear some strategies for making your own Potty PD, where you can find some ready-to-use posters, and why this might be something you’d like to start (or continue […]

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It’s happening! What it’s really like to be a member of my Easy EdTech Club – Bonus Episode

In this episode, you’ll hear what it is really like to be a member of the Easy EdTech Club, my special site for educators who want to make EdTech easier and take a deep dive into one new topic each month. You’ll hear the story behind the club, what members have access to each month, […]

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