9 Presidents’ Day Apps and Websites

Presidents’ Day is right around the corner! If you’re looking for resources to bring into your classroom there are plenty of apps and websites for President’s Day. You might use the resources on this list to give students space to explore their interests around a certain president or time period or reinforce a social studies […]

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5 Highlights from this Year’s TCEA Conference

I’ve just returned from this year’s TCEA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. This year I had the chance to share some of my favorite ways to use creation tools and scannable technology in the classroom. I met with a handful of companies who are excited about their new products and recent updates, and had the […]

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12 Apps & Websites for World Read Aloud Day (or any day!)

The countdown is on for World Read Aloud Day. Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to work with the amazing team at LitWorld, who are the folks behind #WorldReadAloudDay. Their signature event is right around corner so I wanted to share a few resources to help make your celebration of World Read […]

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How-To Compose Your Own Score for Spark Video with GarageBand

If your students create movies for a culminating project you’ll love how easy it is to combine two of my very favorite digital tools! I’ve shared lots of reasons why I love Adobe Spark Video. It’s free, easy to use, and works on iPads, iPhones, Chromebooks, or any computer with a web browser. With this […]

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New MakerBot Educators Program for 3D Printing Teachers

Last year I had the chance to try out a 3D printer for the first time after the folks at Makerbot sent one my way. I chronicled my journey in a few posts including how easy it was to get started and how I was able to print a virtual reality headset. The team at MakerBot […]

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Google Teacher Tip: Easy Image Search

I’m a huge fan of the power of Google Tools in education. This year I’ve been lucky enough to work with a school that is one-to-one with iPads and embracing the possibilities of Google Classroom. We’re exploring the ways to give students more opportunities to create products that demonstrate their understanding. Learning how to integrate […]

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6 Science Biographies for Young Readers (in digital and print!)

Looking for great science biographies for your classroom? Whether you are working with print books or digital texts, there are plenty of great options for young readers. In earlier posts I’ve shared some of my favorite tools for digital reading responses including Spark Video and PicCollage. You can check out a list of nine favorite […]

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Google Teacher Tip: Search for Colorful Pictures

Designing a presentation for students or helping your class with a special project? Sometimes it is hard to find the perfect image that fits the theme, tone or design you have planned. The Google Image search features are totally customizable making it easy to find the perfect picture for a project.When would you search by […]

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Get Started with bulb Digital Portfolios this Year

Finding the best way to showcase and celebrate student work can be a challenge. Digital portfolios gives students the power to curate, create, share and showcase their work. Last week I had the chance to spend time with the awesome team at bulb during the FETC conference in Orlando, Florida. Not only was it so much […]

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30hands Digital Storytelling Tool for Chomebooks and iPad

As a big fan of digital storytelling in the classroom it was wonderful to connect with the team at 30hands earlier this month. If you haven’t used 30hands before, this digital storytelling tool for students is definitely worth checking out! Available as an iOS app and on the web, students who use iPads and/or Chromebooks […]

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