LMS and Assessment Resources

Tweeting the Read Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Read-alouds are a crucial part of English language arts instruction. Students of all ages should be exposed to high-quality stories and informational text. Reading aloud to children provides an amazing opportunity for them to engage with text. Younger students can listen to stories that are too challenging for them to tackle by themselves.  Older children […]

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How to Link Google Forms to QR Codes

On the blog, I often share some of the reasons that I love Google Forms. Including how they can be used to collect assessment data.  You can use Google Forms for students to turn in information.  They might fill out a Google Form to submit a book recommendation, request extra help, or to complete an interest […]

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Google Forms Spotlight: Formative Assessment Checklists

I am a big fan of Google Forms – a fantastic customizable survey tool.  If you have access to Google Drive through your school email address or have set up your own for free, then you can create amazing forms to meet the needs of your classroom.  A Google Form is a survey tool that […]

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MONKEYmount 280 Universal Tablet Stand

Earlier this year I shared MONKEYmount 280 a very cool stand that works with any tablet, including iPads.  With this stand you can turn your iPad into a document camera without having to invest in a new piece of technology.  It can be used with an HDMI projector or flat screen to mirror what is happening […]

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Quick Flashcard Creation and Export​ on iPads

Synopsis is a completely free iPad app for students that lets users create notes by highlighting different sections of a PDF document. Students can then modify the notes they have created by adding their own text. Synopsis gives students the power to summarize any text so they won’t need to go back to a PDF document to study material.  Each individual note can be converted […]

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Science Drawings and the STEM Classroom

Drawp for School is a great tool for managing workflow in a one-to-one classroom and can be used for science drawings and activities across the content areas.  With this app students complete tasks designed by the teacher.  This can include science drawings like a picture or labeling a diagram.  Drawp is as flexible as paper – […]

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Splashtop Education in Action in California

Earlier this month I shared Splashtop a tool that can increase teacher mobility and student engagement in one-to-one classrooms.  Teachers can move around the classroom untethered (free from cables) and access all of their computer files in any software or format.  There is also support for schools using the Common Core State Standards. Classroom Learning […]

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Metria Master Teacher Edition for Data Collection and Lesson Planning

Metria Master Teacher Edition is designed to save teachers time and make it a easy to implement instructional best practices.  It comes with supports for creating rigorous year-long unit plans and engaging daily lessons with quick correlation to the Common Core State Standards.  There are links to exemplar Common Core unit plans for K-12 Math and ELA, […]

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Splashtop Teacher Mobility and Student Engagement for 1:1 and BYOD

Finding the right tool for student engagement and keeping teachers mobile can be a challenge in a one-to-one classroom.  Splashtop Education products enables you to remotely control the lesson from anywhere in the classroom, annotate then share the content with everyone. Students can also mirror their iPads, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs to your computer. Student Engagement […]

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Edusight – Simple Assessment Tools for Teachers!

Edusight makes easy-to-use tools for K-12 teachers to help them use data effectively in their classroom. Edusight Gradebook is free and designed to save you time. It has a simple online interface that allows you to better understand how your students are performing. With this information you can develop a plan for how to meet the needs of your individual students. […]

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