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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Moving Beyond Multiple Choice with Sero!

Online tools can increase the efficiency and benefits of formative and summative assessment in your classroom. A lot of tools already implement item banks of discrete questions. These are typically in multiple choice format. Sero! uses concept mapping as the basis for its assessments. This strategy also offers deep insight into higher order thinking skills. You […]

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Digital Storytelling Lesson Ideas with Book Creator

Digital storytelling is more than stories that start with “once upon a time.” It’s all about using multimedia to capture the story of students’ learning. Book Creator is a powerful tool for digital storytelling lesson integration. I hosted a webinar for the Book Creator team this summer to share lots of classroom ideas. In this […]

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Global Problem Solvers: The Series Videos for Students

Is your classroom full of global problem solvers? There is a new video series designed especially for middle and high school students that addresses this important topic. With the Global Problem Solvers (GPS: The Series) animation series, you can introduce students to how technology can solve problems around the world. This animation series shows students […]

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Must-Have Tech Tools for Instructional Coaches

How can you make the most of digital tools when coaching fellow educators? Last fall I met the passionate educators behind the ASCD book The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness. If you haven’t heard of The Coach Approach to School Leadership before, it is an insightful, practical book for […]

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Ideas and Tech Tools for STEAM Classrooms

Have you heard other educators buzzing about STEAM? Well if you’re looking to start with STEAM in your classroom, there is a new book, and a handful of tech tools you’ll want to check out! I had the chance to meet with fellow New Jersey educator and author Billy Krakower this summer. In this post, […]

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Real-Time Collaboration in Book Creator

If you are incorporating collaboration in the classroom, there is an open-ended creation tool you have to check out! Book Creator has been a go-to tool in my tech toolbelt for some time. You might have heard that this year I hosted a handful of webinars for the Book Creator team. I can’t wait for […]

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K-2 Research Resources for Readers from PebbleGo

If you’ve been on the hunt for informational text for students, you will love these resources from PebbleGo! At ISTE earlier this year, I sat down with the team from PebbleGo. Their dynamic online tool for students is designed specifically for early elementary school students. With PebbleGo you can access a wide range of K-2 […]

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Augmented Reality Heart Rate Tracker in Virtuali-Tee

Are you exploring augmented reality in the classroom? At ISTE this year I had the chance to see Virtuali-Tee in action. It’s an amazing augmented reality tool for students and users of any age. When it comes to using AR in the classroom, there are compelling use cases across the content areas. Just a few […]

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