Revision Assistant from Turnitin Now with Lexile Measures

Earlier this year I shared Turnitin Revision Assistant a formative writing product for classrooms. If you haven’t heard of Revision Assistant before, it was designed to extend the reach of teachers by giving student writers immediate, actionable and substantive feedback. The folks at Turnitin have now partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to…

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7 Must-Try Summer Projects with Adobe Spark

Whether you’re winding down the school year, in the midst of summer planning, or counting down to fall, I have a list of must-try summer projects I can’t wait to share with you! On this list you’ll find classroom activities for students and summer projects for teachers to explore. Since the Adobe Spark tools are […]

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6 Reasons to Lead Your Next Faculty Meeting with Nearpod

Nearpod is one of my favorite teaching tools! As a professional development facilitator it has become one of my go-to tools for leading a discussion, modeling best practices and engaging teachers. If you’re a regular follower of my blog you’ve probably seen me highlight eight ways Nearpod can be used to check for understanding in the […]

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15 Teacher Podcasts for Your Summer Playlist

Last week I finished a day leading professional development for teachers and jumped in my rental car. I was about to embark on a solo drive to visit family who lived a few hours away. Before pulling out of my spot in the parking lot I entered my destination on Google Maps and opened my Podcast […]

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3 Quick Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? When we use formative assessment strategies, we’re on a fact-finding mission. As educators, we work to figure out who understands the teaching point of a lesson, who has mastered a new concept, who needs extra help. Formative assessment happens naturally as we walk around the room […]

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Hacking Google for Education: Education Book Spotlight

This weekend I had the chance to see the authors of Hacking Google for Education: 99 Ways to Leverage Google Tools in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts in action! At their third annual Tomorrow’s Classroom Today Conference, authors Brad Currie, Billy Krakower and Scott Rocco shared some of the big ideas in their book and led a special […]

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Fog Stone Isle Math Games Gear Up to Combat Summer Slide

Last year I shared a special fraction game for students called Fog Stone Isle from the folks at Cignition. They’ve developed an online virtual world to help students in fifth and sixth grade master fraction concepts. With summer break approaching, the Cignition team is working hard to make sure teachers have…

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Recap 2.0 Question and Answer Platform Inspires Student Learning Journeys

Over the past few months I’ve used Recap when leading teacher workshops to demonstrate the power of technology to elevate formative assessment practices. Well the folks at Recap haven’t just upgraded their awesome video reflection tool, they’ve greatly expanded the platform to provide a space for teachers to create interactive…

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6 Reasons to Try Small Group Instruction with Nearpod

As a classroom teacher Nearpod was a go-to tool for both whole group and small group instruction. During my first year of using iPads with students I would often try out a new tool or tech-strategy with a small group before introducing it to the whole class. This week as I visited a second grade […]

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Plan Ahead for the Next School Year with Kiddom’s Planner

This past year I’ve had the chance to connect with the awesome folks at Kiddom. As you wrap up this school year and prepare for a new group of students, you’ll definitely want to check out Kiddom’s Planner to plan ahead for the next school year. Whether you’re packing up…

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