How To Evaluate EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

Is there such a thing as the “perfect” EdTech tool? As a classroom teacher, I was always on the hunt for new iPad apps or websites. I hoped they would address different goals I had for students. In these early days of curating resources, I tried to filter out the fluff. I knew I needed […]

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An All-Inclusive Summer Camp Registration Solution

Running a summer camp, after-school program or any special event comes with plenty of logistical challenges. Earlier this year the folks at JotForm reached out to me to share a special way to use their form-building tool. You might have seen my posts featuring this tool for educators. Today I’m excited to share a summer […]

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Help Student Writers Practice and Grow with Writable

One of the highlights of my work is talking shop with other educators who are passionate about the power of technology in education. Earlier this month I chatted with Dr. Troy Hicks, a Professor of English & Education at Central Michigan University. We spoke about the world of literacy and EdTech. Dr. Hicks mentioned his […]

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Creative Teacher Projects for Every Classroom

Just about a month ago I led a special webinar for teachers all about Adobe Spark. Now typically when I share this powerful, open-ended creation tool, I focus on ways to turn students into creators. Not this time. This webinar was all about the wonderful things teachers can do with the Spark tools. In this […]

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Augmented Reality Creation Tool for a Web 3.0 Future

When it comes to augmented reality in the classroom we often think of students as consumers. In these type of augmented reality experiences, students might spin around a globe. Or they might see a diagram pop off of their screen. These learning experiences can certainly be compelling. But one of the things I’m most excited […]

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Lifelong Learning with bulb Digital Portfolio App

What does it mean to embrace a lifelong learning mindset? Perhaps you model strategies for students throughout the school day, like mentioning a fascinating podcast or sharing an article you recently read. Another component of lifelong learning is the ability to track, reflect, and share what one has learned. A digital portfolio app can help […]

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Responsive Curriculum Management in Action

What does it look like to have a robust and responsive curriculum in your school? A well-designed, responsive curriculum gives teachers an opportunity to help students connect with content in a meaningful way. A clear plan for instruction and delivery can help students engage in deeper learning with subject matter in every classroom. Making sure […]

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Personalize How Your School Learns

As many of you know, I love connecting with educators all around the world. Although I do get the chance to travel to schools and regional events, I love how a webinar can bring people together from all corners of the globe. So you’re invited to a special webinar for educators and school leaders I’m […]

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Learn How To Organize Student Data with eduCLIMBER

It’s always exciting to come across EdTech tools created by educators. Classroom perspective and experience working with students, can spark ideas that turn into websites and apps for the world to use. This year I connected with the team at Illuminate Education, and I’m excited to tell you about their interactive tool for educator, eduCLIMBER. Illuminate’s […]

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7 Classroom Activities for the Alphabet Legends Books

You might have heard the buzz in a Facebook post shared by a friend or a picture in your Instagram feed. Well, last year I connected with the folks behind the Alphabet Legends series. They even gave me a book to giveaway on my own Instagram page. I’m so excited to share a few ways […]

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