LMS and Assessment Resources

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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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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