Using Book Creator for Formative Assessment

What does it look like to check for understanding with digital tools? This is a question I’ve posed to teachers from different corners of the country. When speaking about the use of technology in the classroom, formative assessment is a hot topic. If we think beyond multiple choice questions, there are many ways to check […]

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Shapes 3D Augmented Reality Geometry Drawing App

I’m always excited to meet folks who are passionate about educational technology. At ISTE this past June, I met Milena Piasecka a Product Manager for the company Shapes at the end of one of my sessions. Her passion for the power of digital tools in the classroom was clear from the start and I was excited to learn […]

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Classroom Tips for Teaching Vocabulary with Keyword Searches

When I’m searching for an answer to a question – big or small – I often head over to Google. If the first search term I type in doesn’t send me in the direction I was hoping, I head back to the top of the screen and try typing in something different. Now we often […]

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Engage Your Entire District with Real Student Work in Real Time

Digital portfolios reach their fullest potential when implemented faithfully, broadly and across every discipline. When districts implement a digital portfolio platform for all students and educators, the results are amazing. Students can make connections across the disciplines, and demonstrate growth over many years of learning. At the same time, they can build an arsenal of […]

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Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection for K-2

How do you leverage the power of digital tools in your classroom? When working with early learners, finding the very best digital tool to support their needs can be a challenge. As many of you know, I visit schools throughout the country and spend a lot of time in elementary classrooms. Even as I write […]

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Four Strategies for Google-Friendly Classrooms

Google tools have transformed the way we think about technology in the classroom. Students can collaborate with their peers, and create products that were unimaginable just a few years ago. There are strategies you can try out tomorrow if you’re embracing the power of Google-Friendly tools this school year. And a fantastic resource from two […]

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Vocab Victor Word Learning App for Students

Learning new words and building vocabulary is an integral part of a student’s growth as readers and writers. Earlier this year I had the chance to chat with the team at Vocab Victor. They have designed a mobile app to supplement classroom instruction. It can help students build their vocabulary and learn new words this […]

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Help Students Build a Body of Work This School Year

When do you start thinking about the end of the school year? As I pose this question to readers, I’m not talking about counting down the days to summer. If anything, it’s more like a reverse countdown. A plan for the end of the school year can start on Day 1, 5, 50, or 100. […]

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Using Book Creator in Middle School

Middle school students have stories to tell. From narrative writing in the English Language Arts classroom to daily reflections in the math classroom, students can use Book Creator to capture the story of their learning. This year I partnered with Book Creator to offer a variety of webinars for educators. In this post, you’ll find […]

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Change Management Guide for School and District Administrators

The folks at Kiddom reached out to me this year to spread the word about a new free resource they have for school leaders. Kiddom has created a guide for school and district administrators all about change management. They’ve put together this resource to help school and district leaders lead the charge for change this […]

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