LMS and Assessment Resources

A Communication Hub for Schools with Family Engagement Tools

How do teachers, students, and families stay connected at your school? With so many different ways to share information, sometimes communication channels can feel all over the place, and critical updates can get lost in the shuffle. Earlier this year, the team behind Pronto reached out to me to share their communication hub for schools. […]

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Are Brain Breaks Worth Classroom Time? 10 Resources To Try

Have you tried out brain breaks in your physical or virtual classroom? Today’s blog post is all about brain breaks: what a brain break is and how to use them with your students. The purpose of a brain break is more than just a pause in instruction; it can have a big impact on your […]

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A New Turnkey Solution for PBL in Your Classroom

Ready to make project-based learning a reality in your classroom this year? The term project-based learning (or PBL) might seem intimidating at first. But, if you haven’t tried out PBL in your classroom, this school year is the perfect time to start. Setting a clear purpose for students, giving them opportunities to explore high-interest topics, […]

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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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5 Reasons to Try Out Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams

Have you used the Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams? This powerful tool built right into Microsoft Teams supports dynamic, engaging learning experiences. If you’re new to the Whiteboard in Teams, today’s blog post provides an introduction and highlights a few reasons to check it out. If you’ve spent time in Whiteboard already, this post will let […]

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An Invitation: Join Hello PLATO to Make Online Learning Personal

How can you make online learning more personal this school year? When I first connected with the team at Hello PLATO, I was curious to see just what they could do for teachers and students. Customizing online learning experiences to make it personal for students checks so many boxes. From gathering more robust information to […]

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Must-Try Updates from Microsoft Teams Assignments

What’s new in Microsoft Teams? This year there have been lots of exciting new updates to MS Teams. In today’s blog post, I’ll take you through the updates related to the Assignments in MS Teams. From group assignments to class recordings, there are many new features to explore! If you’re new to MS Teams, Teams […]

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How to Bring Coding Activities Into Any Classroom

Coding activities come in many different forms and might have more of a place in your classroom than you think. As a gateway to digital skills, coding experiences can spark conversations around digital citizenship, media literacy, and so much more. If you’ve thought about introducing coding activities into your classroom, there is a set of […]

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5 Tips for Meaningful Data Collection this School Year

What type of data do you really want to collect this school year? Whether you are approaching the last few weeks of school or planning for the upcoming school year, data collection is part of our everyday work as educators. You might monitor information on student participation during live video instruction or review formative assessment […]

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