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3 Creative Activities to Start the School Year

I’ve had the pleasure of working with this company. All opinions are my own The start of this school year is unlike any we’ve had in the past. It is a high-stress environment for all stakeholders, and there are many unknowns. Although you might not be sure what instruction, delivery, and class composition might look […]

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Digital Citizenship Lesson Ideas for Students

Do you teach digital citizenship in your classroom? Digital citizenship doesn’t necessarily have to be a part of a set curriculum. Instead, you can integrate digital citizenship lesson ideas into student learning experiences in any subject area. Regular readers of the blog know that I love the ebook creation tool Book Creator. You might have […]

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New Remote Learning Resource Page from Buncee

Have you seen the new remote learning resource page from Buncee? It’s full of guides and activities for students learning at home. Buncee is free for teachers and students while schools are closed. I can’t wait to tell you about everything they have to support student creativity! If you haven’t heard of Buncee before, it […]

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From Screen to Robot: Engaging Students with Interactive STEM Education

Have you used robots in your classroom? A few years ago, I had the chance to connect with the team at Robokind, and today I have some significant updates to share with you. If you’re looking to bring interactive STEM experiences into your classroom, you’ll want to meet Robon! Just last week, I had the […]

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5 Video Projects for Student Readers (feat. Adobe Spark)

How do your students share their reading experiences with the world? Movie-making activities help students talk about favorite books. They can use this format to share what they’ve learned from reading. Whether you’re focused on literature or informational text, students of all ages can share their reading experiences in video projects. Video Projects for Student […]

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Ways for Quiet Kids to Share Their Voice

Part of honoring student voice in the classroom is providing multiple ways for students to share what they have learned. Regular readers of the blog (sign up here) know that I love sharing EdTech strategies. This includes ways for them to participate with more options than raising their hand for a whole class discussion. I’ve […]

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Showcase Student Learning with Seesaw Updates

Seesaw is one of my favorite tools to share with educators. I love using Seesaw in professional development sessions. If we worked together this summer, you might have seen it in action! It’s a perfect tool to illustrate the power of technology in the classroom. I often mention Seesaw in discussions on blended learning station […]

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Adding Captions to Student Videos (feat. Adobe Spark)

This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to work with students who created videos on a variety of topics. From tips for new Minecraft users to recommendations for favorite books, the focus of their creations has varied greatly. One conversation we’ve had regardless of the subject of their video is how they can connect with their […]

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Making the Most of Classroom Technology

Are you an active social media user like I am? Then you’ve probably had the same feeling when you meet people you follow in real life. Well this year I had the chance to meet the three co-authors of Don’t Ditch That Tech “in real life” for the first time. Their new book hit shelves […]

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How to Use Video Portfolios this School Year

How do students share their learning in your classroom? Perhaps there is a bulletin board full of fantastic student writing on display or maybe their are pictures with science experiments featured outside your classroom. There are so many ways to share and celebrate student learning. Video portfolios are an excellent option for encouraging students to […]

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