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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Microsoft Teams for Collaboration and Feedback

This month I had a chance to talk to the folks behind Microsoft Teams and see the platform in action. I love how it sets up students for success in collaborative online spaces. For example, students can easily access feedback from a teacher, share an idea with a classmate, and participate in a discussion with […]

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Engaging Elementary School Writing with Night Zookeeper

Do you have reluctant writers in your classroom? As an elementary school teacher, I loved modeling writing and hosting a writer’s workshop for students. But I also knew it wasn’t every student’s favorite subject area. If elementary school writing is a topic you’re covering this year, you will want to check out Night Zookeeper. I […]

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Movie-Making in the STEM Classroom with Spark Video

If you’re looking for new ways for students to show off what they have learned, consider introducing a STEM activity with Spark Video. With this dynamic creation tool, students can use their voice to record what they have learned about a topic. They can snap pictures or search for images to create a product ready […]

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Keep Track of Volunteer Hours with x2VOL

How does your school keep track of volunteer hours and community service hours? The team at x2VOL has created a platform to make it easier for schools to manage student hours. If your school is keeping track of volunteer or community service hours, you’ll want to check out x2VOL. Community Service Hours There are so […]

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Quizalize Automates Differentiated Learning through Real-Time Formative Assessment

How do you manage resources for differentiated learning in your classroom? Teachers can now use Quizalize to test mastery and then automatically assign resources to students. These differentiated resources are designed to support students with different levels of mastery. With Quizalize, students can easily access resources designed to support their individual needs. Real-Time Formative Assessment […]

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