A Tool from Finland to Support Phenomenon-Based Learning

If you are in the field of education, you’ve probably heard the buzz about innovative practices in different corners of the world. Finland’s education system tops the list as one of the places often cited for innovation in teaching and learning. Finland has built their entire education system around having students learn by solving real […]

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Strategies to Promote Inquiry in Your Classroom

When students take part in inquiry-based learning they pose questions and research issues. Promoting inquiry in your classroom can take many forms. So I was excited to connect with Trevor MacKenzie who has written books on the subject. His new book Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners, co-authored with […]

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Social Studies and Science Lessons from StudySync

Does critical thinking take center stage in your classroom? If you’re looking for high-quality resources for social studies and science lessons, you’ll want to check out the new SyncBlasts from StudySync. They’ve launched a new product to support social studies and science teachers throughout the school year! When it comes to college and career readiness, […]

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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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Video Tips for Back-to-School with mysimpleshow Classroom

How are you using video in your classroom this school year? If you’re looking for some video tips for back-to-school, the folks at mysimpleshow have you covered. mysimpleshow Classroom is an all-in-one, online solution for educators who want to incorporate video into their teaching and learning process. Video Tips for Back-to-School There are lots of […]

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Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

When it comes to sharing student work, there are lots of ways to establish a workflow in your classroom. Are you using Google Classroom and/or Google tools with your students? I have a step-by-step strategy to share with you to make it easy for students to share their work with a teacher and fellow students […]

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Must-Have Creativity Tools for Students

I grew up in a family where the Beatles were on constant rotation. It was the default soundtrack for many family car rides. Even today The Beatles Channel on Sirius XM is definitely in my Top 10 stations. It’s Channel 18, in case you’d like to add it to your list too! A few years […]

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Bring Creativity to Your Entire School with Buncee

This month, Buncee announced its latest launch, Buncee 3.0: The New Creative Experience. This launch brings an incredible array of new features. These features will further engage students and encourage creativity beyond the traditional classroom! Now more than ever, Buncee offers more opportunities for everyone to support and ensure the success of their students. Whether […]

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Storyboard That Paper-Sized Layout for Classroom Creations

Are you looking for a customizable creation tool for your classroom? The team at Storyboard That has you covered. I’ve been a fan of this tool for a long time, and I’m excited that they have released a new paper-sized layout feature – I know you will be too! Earlier this month I hosted a […]

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