Lexia PowerUp Literacy Program for English Language Arts Instruction

Earlier this year the team at Lexia Learning reached out to me. They shared a new literacy program they’ve developed called PowerUp. If you haven’t heard of Lexia Learning before, they are a division of Rosetta Stone and have created tools for adaptive assessment and personalized instruction for students. Their goal has been to empower […]

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Virtual Reality Without a Headset? Real Classroom Strategies for VR

Can virtual reality happen without a headset? I was invited to speak at the 3rd European iPads in the Classroom in Amsterdam last month about creation and collaboration on digital devices. Although my keynote topic was set months in advance, a few weeks before the event the organizer shared an opportunity to be part of […]

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3 Ways Adobe Spark Promotes Creativity in the Classroom

I recently had the chance to review the new research conducted by Adobe Education on creativity in the classroom. Their study is titled, Creative Problem Solving in Schools: Essential Skills Today’s Students Need for Jobs in Tomorrow’s Age of Automation, and covers a topic on the minds of educators I meet during my travels. Creativity in […]

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Woot Math Polls: Formative Assessment for the Math Classroom

What does formative assessment look like in your classroom? As a classroom teacher, I knew how important it was to hear from students in the midst of a lesson. This “check for understanding” would drive my instruction. I recently had the chance to talk to the creator of an awesome formative assessment tool for the […]

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Simple Assessment Feature from Otus Learning Platform

The team at Otus has revamped a popular feature. It makes creating assessments easier for teachers using their robust learning platform. After hearing lots of feedback from current users, they made a change. Otus decided to make a simple assessment feature. Now every teacher could easily create their very own assessments to use within Otus. […]

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ORIGO Stepping Stones Comprehensive Pre-K Math Curriculum

I’ve had the chance to work with Pre-K teachers and primary educators as an education technology consultant over the past few years. One of the conversations I often find myself having with teachers is what it means to be kindergarten ready. This can often seem like an overwhelming concept, since there are so many experiences […]

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Forefront Success Management System: Actionable Insights from Assessments

How does math data in your school and district stay organized? Do you have collaborative conversations around math assessments with your colleagues? The team at Forefront Math takes classroom assessments and lets schools use them as district-wide common assessments. They have a straightforward, easy-to-use digital math assessment platform. A few weeks ago I had the […]

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How To Create Digital Portfolios with Spark Page

I recently read a fantastic article by Jay McTigue featured in ASCD’s monthly magazine in Educational Leadership. He is the author of many books including Understanding By Design. In this article he spoke about different types of assessment including portfolios. How can we leverage the power of digital tools to showcase student learning and assess their […]

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Free Webinar: 10 Tips to Get Your School Community On Board with New EdTech

This month I’m hosting a special webinar on behalf of the team at NetRef. The title of the webinar is “10 Tips to Get Your School Community On Board with New EdTech” and I’m excited to share some strategies for folks who are looking to make the shift to meaningful and purposeful technology integration. If […]

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5 Ways To Use Buncee for Visualization & Retention

When students can create and visualize classroom content, their ability to truly understand and retain the information increases. Creating in the classroom makes room for deeper learning, increases engagement, and can be lots of fun! Creativity is a key 21st century skill. It gives an opportunity for students to create in the classroom can aid […]

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