EdTech Inspiration Calendar: 12 Tips for 2018

I don’t know about you but I like to have a plan. From to-do lists for day-to-day planning, to looking at the year as a whole, I’m getting ready for a fantastic 2018. You might already have some big goals in mind for the upcoming year… a learning activity you’ve designed for a group of […]

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NYEdTech Week Reading Frameworks Panel Roundup

This week I had the opportunity to speak at a special panel on reading frameworks. It was held at this year’s NYEdTech Week. The awesome folks at MoxieReader (a tool I first shared earlier this year) invited a handful of educators to share their thoughts on reading in today’s classroom. It was lots of fun […]

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Teaching with the News? 15 Current Events Websites for Students

Preparing students to be well-informed, curious readers is part of our role as educators both across grade levels and subject areas. As a former classroom teacher, I loved sharing current events articles with students. High-interest, relevant articles connected to the news, can promote discussion both inside and outside of the classroom. Although there might have […]

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Personal Branding for Students and Educators with Adobe Spark

What does it mean to have a personal brand? Although we often think of branding as something to do with logos or the specific shade of a color we connect to different companies, the idea of a personal brand has grown tremendously over the past few years. With digital citizenship on the minds of educators […]

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3 Easy Steps to Create Scan and Read QR Code Listening Stations

Do you use QR codes in your classroom?  This year I’ve had the pleasure of supporting teachers looking to integrate digital tools into their classroom libraries. Working with the LitLife team I’ve visited schools who are ready to use the iPads and Chromebooks in their classrooms to connect readers to digital text. One of my […]

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Secondary English Apps and Websites for ELA Teachers

I’m back on the east coast today after presenting at this year’s OELAS Conference and sharing lots of strategies and favorites with educators in Tucson, Arizona. One of the presentations I gave this week was titled “10 Tech Tools for Secondary ELA Classrooms.” It included a handful of my favorite secondary English apps and websites […]

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Young Scientist Challenge from Discovery Education & 3M

The folks at Discovery Education and 3M reached out to me last month to share some awesome news from their Young Scientist Challenge. If you haven’t heard of this competition before, they’ve given away thousands of dollars in prizes over the past decade to young scientists from across the country. This year there is an […]

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3,000+ Google Street Views for Your Classroom

What type of video, images and media are you using in your classroom? I’ve shared lots of favorites when visiting schools and presenting at events this year. One of the resources I love to highlight is an awesome website from Google Arts and Culture. There are so many fantastic resources on this site to dive […]

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Replaying Student Work with Otus Assessment Tool

Have you tried replaying student work to check for understanding? Here’s a new feature from the folks at Otus to help elevate the way you traditionally assess student learning. Formative assessment is more than a pop quiz or series of multiple choice questions. The new Assessment module from Otus gives educators lots of choices to […]

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All About Me Projects for Google Classroom (made with Spark Video!)

Whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the school year, it’s always a wonderful time to share stories! I’m a huge fan of two powerful school tools, Google Classroom and Spark Video. Just like the tips shared in past posts (like the one linked here), there are so many ways these two popular classroom tools […]

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