Tell a Wintertime Story Using Augmented Reality

Storytelling can take many forms and give students a chance to express themselves creatively. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate narrative storytelling into your classroom this winter, 3DBear is an excellent choice. Students can tell a Christmas story using augmented reality on this powerful EdTech platform. Augmented Reality Storytelling What does creative storytelling look […]

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Reach Every Family with ClassTag Parent Communication App

As educators, we know the importance of family communication throughout the school year. Keeping channels of communication open and crafting messages for families are just part of the challenge faced by schools and teachers. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you may remember that last year I shared a special parent communication app. […]

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Sketchnoting in the Classroom: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you ready to try something new? Sketchnoting isn’t a new concept, but it’s gaining traction throughout education communities. Educators and students are exploring ways to capture their learning. It’s been very exciting to see the excitement around sketchnoting in the classroom. If you are ready to learn how to sketchnote, I have a fantastic […]

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Free Meme Maker for Classrooms from Filmora

Have you seen a meme? A meme is an image that takes a playful spin on a concept. These are popular on social media, and to many they may just seem funny on the surface. Memes require creative thinking about a topic and a hand-picked visual to help get a message across. The folks at […]

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ProLOCK iPad Cases and Special Deal from Rug-Ed

Are you looking for a way to keep student devices safe? The folks at Rug-Ed reached out to me this fall to share some of the special features for their iPad cases and a special deal. If you’re interested in checking out these hardcore cases, it’s the perfect time! iPad Cases for Schools Rug-Ed’s iPad […]

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The Fun and Cool of Getting Better

What does it mean to get better as an educator? I had the chance to meet Rushton Hurley a few weeks ago at Vermont Fest. This annual event is hosted by VITA-Learn in Killington, Vermont. His keynote speech at the event “The Fun and Cool of Getting Better” tackled this question – and so does […]

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I Asked, They Shared: Gifts for Teachers

Last year I put together a few gift guides for teachers but this year I wanted to try something new. I reached out to a handful of education authors to ask them for their favorites. Not only do they all have their own books (that would make fantastic gifts!), but their recommendations are wonderful too. […]

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Why Your Student eBooks Need a Spark Video

I’m going to make a bold statement: Your student ebooks need a Spark Video. Are you creating ebooks with your students this year? There are lots of ways a Spark Video can take a student-created ebook to the next level. From introducing a new topic to providing a space for reflections, Spark Video and Book […]

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How PortfolioGen Helps Students Create Free Portfolios

Do your students have fantastic work to share this school year? If your students have a wide range of creations, they can help their work shine with an online portfolio. A digital space to showcase student work opens the possibilities for a wider audience for students. Whether students are preparing for college applications, curating the […]

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3 Ways to Make Literature Real and Relevant

How can you make curriculum content real, relevant, and approachable? Making student-centered instruction a priority is an important place to start. As you keep learners front of mind, finding student-friendly content and sharing this content strategically can help students make meaning of your curriculum goals. Fostering a lifelong love of learning is essential. There are […]

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