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Share Student Work with a Spark and Seesaw Combo

This month I traveled to Arizona for my second year as a featured speaker at the OELAS Conference. It was lots of fun presenting on blended learning, formative assessment, and digital tools for readers. During the blended learning session, I shared a favorite app smash with two of my go-to digital tools. Now you might […]

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25 Reasons to Use TED-Ed in Your Classroom

How do roller coasters affect your body? Why don’t poisonous animals poison themselves? These are the type of questions tackled with the amazing TED-Ed videos for students and teachers! If you’ve ever watched a TED talk before you’re familiar with the power of those short videos, focused on a single idea. An expert walks to […]

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Free Meme Maker for Classrooms from Filmora

Have you seen a meme? A meme is an image that takes a playful spin on a concept. These are popular on social media, and to many they may just seem funny on the surface. Memes require creative thinking about a topic and a hand-picked visual to help get a message across. The folks at […]

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Why Your Student eBooks Need a Spark Video

I’m going to make a bold statement: Your student ebooks need a Spark Video. Are you creating ebooks with your students this year? There are lots of ways a Spark Video can take a student-created ebook to the next level. From introducing a new topic to providing a space for reflections, Spark Video and Book […]

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Quick Start Guide for Adobe Spark for Education

Creativity in the classroom is essential across grade levels and subject areas. Students can demonstrate what they’ve learned about a topic, synthesize information, and create a shareable movie, website or graphic with Adobe Spark. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you already know that I am a huge fan of Adobe Spark. In […]

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Using Book Creator for Formative Assessment

What does it look like to check for understanding with digital tools? This is a question I’ve posed to teachers from different corners of the country. When speaking about the use of technology in the classroom, formative assessment is a hot topic. If we think beyond multiple choice questions, there are many ways to check […]

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Book Creator in the High School Classroom

How do your high school students show what they know in your classroom? Book Creator is a dynamic tool for students of all ages. In the high school classroom, students can use Book Creator to share what they have learned about a wide range of topics. I partnered with Book Creator this year to share […]

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Chrome-Friendly App Smash Tips for Book Creator

So many of you joined me this summer to explore how to use Book Creator in the classroom! But whether you’re checking out this blog post on a hot summer afternoon or chilly winter morning, you can jump into Book Creator right away. Book Creator is an open-ended creation tool perfect for K-12 classrooms. I’m […]

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Publish Spark Page as a PDF for Offline Viewing

If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve already heard me share this news. You can now publish Spark Page websites for offline viewing. Instead of sharing your Spark Page as a website users have the option to download it as a PDF. Here’s the IGTV video in case you missed it. Why am I so […]

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TypeTastic School Edition Typing Practice for All Grade Levels

Does your school have a typing program for students? If you’re looking to support students with typing practice for all grade levels, you’ll want to check out TypeTastic School Edition. They made a big announcement this summer, and I’m excited to share the news with you! TypingMaster has just introduced TypeTastic School Edition! It includes […]

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