Collaborative Video Creation for Schools from mysimpleshow

What does video creation look like in your school? Is it a collaborative experience for students? Earlier this year I shared mysimpleshow, a tool known for its easy-to-use video creation for students and teachers. If you haven’t heard of mysimpleshow before, it’s a tool used by more than 200,000 users around the world that can […]

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10 Tips to 
Differentiate for Readers

What does differentiation look like in your classroom? How do you support a classroom of readers diving into texts independently, collaboratively and as a whole group? Last year I hosted a webinar on behalf of the team at Voyager Sopris Learning® titled, 10 Tips to Differentiate for Readers. In this webinar, I featured some strategies […]

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Piano Chords and Scales App for iPad Musicians

How can a mobile app support music students? Well, the folks who created Piano Chords and Scales app shared this mobile tool for students with me a few weeks ago. It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted to read music and although I love a good carpool karaoke, I wouldn’t consider myself super musical. They’ve […]

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Instantly Access Learning Resources with ClassLink for Classrooms

How easy is it for you and your students to access learning resources? Having instant access to the learning tools you use each day is essential for both students and teachers. Making this happen can be a challenge. Earlier this month I had the chance to connect with the folks at ClassLink. They gave me […]

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5 Reasons Book Choice is Essential for Today’s Readers

What does it mean to honor book choice in your classroom? As students spend time sorting through bins in a classroom library, scrolling through a list of ebooks on their tablet or asking a librarian, teacher or friend for recommendations, students can choose books that pique their interest. Book choice is essential for today’s reader. […]

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Sharing Student Work with Spark Page Digital Bulletin Boards

If we haven’t met before, you might not know that I barely qualify for the 5’2″ listed on my driver’s license. So I’ve spent many early mornings, lunch periods and afternoons standing on a chair with a stapler in my hand trying to reach the very top of a bulletin board without slipping. To share […]

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Guided Reading Course: Self-Paced PD from LitLife

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure to work with two fantastic organizations: LitLife and Participate. If you haven’t heard of LitLife before, they are a professional development organization focused on providing literacy support to educators and students throughout the world. They offer all sorts of professional learning opportunities for schools and districts, […]

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Free Math Webinar Finding the Right Math Problem to Challenge Students

I’m a big fan of virtual professional development, and this week the folks at ORIGO Education are hosting a free math webinar for educators. Titled “What’s the Problem? Finding the Right Math Problem to Challenge Students,” you can join in on this live event led by Sara Delano Moore. She is a nationally renowned educator, speaker, and […]

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Kiddom Pilot Program: Organize Student Data + Teacher Resources

How do you organize student data, facilitate teacher collaboration and gather free curriculum resources at your school? If you’re like many of the schools I visit, you probably have a handful of different websites and mobile apps that help you address instructional goals over the course of the school year. Navigating multiple resources can be […]

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Video Coaching for Teachers: A New Playbook for Virtual Professional Development

Ready to explore video coaching for teachers? Last year I met Adam Geller, the founder of Edthena, at the TCEA Conference in Austin, Texas. We had a chance to chat, and I was able to see his video coaching platform in action. When Adam reached out a few months ago to let me know about […]

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