Answerables: A Learning Management System Inside a Video Game

When you think of a learning management system (LMS), a video game is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. This was definitely how I felt when I sat down with Mark Wu, CEO of NEXED, the team behind Answerables. We met at SXSWedu this year, and Mark showed off his new LMS. […]

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KOOV Educator Kit for Robotics, Design, and Coding in the Classroom

Coding in the classroom might be on your list of things to explore this school year. If you’re interested in combining digital coding with building and design, you’ll definitely want to check out the KOOV Educator Kit. The team at Sony Electronics recently released a kit for teachers to give them access to all the […]

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Defined STEM Project-Based Learning Tasks

What does STEM instruction look like at your school? If you’re not sure that you’re making the most of opportunities for cross-curricular exploration, you’ll want to check out Defined STEM. Their mission is to inspire and empower students while preparing them for the skills needed in the classroom and beyond. Their robust library of STEM […]

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Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom

Are you using Google Classroom this school year? I love combining favorite tools! Spark Video is a fantastic, web-based and mobile movie-making tool for students. If your students are using Google Classroom, they can easily share their Spark Video creations with classmates before showing off their work to the world! Spark Video is a powerful, […]

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Robots in the Classroom: RoboKind STEM Resources for Community Building

Is there a place for robots in the classroom? You bet! The folks at RoboKind have developed classroom-friendly robots and coding curriculum every teacher excited about STEM will want to check out. Robots in the Classroom RoboKind is an education company committed to creating cost-effective and inclusive education for all students. They have two products […]

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Connecting Literacy and Science: A Self-Paced Online Course for Teachers

Traditionally the school day is carved into chunks of time for each subject area. Cross-curricular exploration of content is essential! How can you connect literacy and science in your classroom? The new course Connecting Literacy and Science from rockstar educators Audrey O’Clair and Julie Willcott will help you strengthen your literacy and science instruction this […]

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Using Microsoft Learning Tools in Inclusive Classrooms

Have you seen the new Learning Tools from Microsoft? The team at Microsoft has developed a set of inclusive capabilities in Office and Windows to support all learners. Free for all users, the Microsoft Learning Tools will transform the way you think about using digital tools to create inclusive spaces for students. I spend a […]

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Classroom Tips for Biography Projects with Spark Page

Are your students content creators? Students can use their reading and research experiences to create a shareable website. If you’re looking for tips for biography projects, you’ll definitely want to check out the fabulous and free Spark Page website creation tool. I’m a huge fan of customizable, open-ended creation tools and Spark Page is perfect […]

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Ready-To-Use PBL Projects from Project Pals

What does project-based learning look like in your classroom? The folks at Project Pals are committed to making it easier for educators to find PBL projects that are just right for their classrooms. I’m super excited to share news about their pre-made project catalog! If you haven’t heard of Project Pals before, this platform is […]

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4 Reasons to Use NetRef When Evaluating EdTech

Evaluating EdTech and the effectiveness of your EdTech investments is a daunting task. How do you know if the return on learning is worth the expense of introducing new technology into your school or district? Many of you know a phrase I use when discussing technology integration: tasks before apps. It’s important to consider the […]

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