Sharing Digital Citizenship Strategies with Adobe Spark

If you’re a regular follower of this blog you already know two things. I believe digital citizenship has a place in every classroom. And I’m a big fan of the Adobe Spark tools. Earlier this year I shared some ways you can connect digital citizenship skills to authentic learning experiences using Spark. In this blog […]

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Circle Round Folktale Podcast for Kids

Can you use podcasts in your classroom? Absolutely! Podcasts are the perfect medium to help students practice listening comprehension skills, explore stories and learn more information. I’m very excited to share Circle Round, a wonderful folktale podcast for kids! If you’re a regular reader of my site (sign up here), you know that I’m a […]

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Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark

Digital citizenship is an essential topic for students to understand. Many schools have adopted digital citizenship curriculums to help introduce students to these concepts. From Internet safety to commenting in online spaces, there are lots of topics to consider when deciding how to best prepare students for an online world. Giving students an opportunity to […]

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Summer Reading Initiative and Resources from myON

What does summer reading look like in your community? This past June I met with the folks at Renaissance and myON. During my conversation with their passionate team members, they shared a few exciting things happening this summer. Summer Reading Initiative This summer, have increased access to text for students across the country. With this […]

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ABCmouse is Free for Teachers!

Finding a robust resource for ELA and math activities for students can be a challenge. This is especially true if you’re looking for free ebooks, activities, and games for students. ABCmouse is a super popular educational platform, and it is 100% free for teachers to use in the classroom! I had the chance to talk […]

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Using Book Creator in Elementary Classrooms

It’s been so exciting to see the response to the webinars I’m hosting for Book Creator this summer! With a wide range of topics to choose from, there is clearly an interest in using Book Creator in elementary classrooms. If you missed the live event, don’t worry. This post includes a link to watch the […]

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Reading Activities for Students Using Book Creator

How do your students respond to reading in your classroom? Well, this summer I’ve teamed up with the folks at Book Creator for a handful of special events. One of the webinars I hosted this summer focuses on reading activities for students. In this webinar (linked below), I share strategies for using Book Creator for […]

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Media Literacy For The Classroom: Online Course for Educators

Today I had the chance to spend the day at the Badge Summit in Chicago. Conversations with fellow educators who are passionate about professional learning reinforced a few big ideas. First, educators have more opportunities than ever to explore their interests. Second, professional learning is evolving as more high-quality resources become available in online spaces. […]

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Tech Tools and Tips for Think Alouds

Last year I met an inspiring educator with a passion for high-quality, literacy instruction. When I heard about the topic of her book, I was excited to find a resource that focused on an essential component of any lesson. Dr. Molly Ness is the author of Think Big With Think Alouds, Grades K-5: A Three-Step […]

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Check for Understanding with Book Creator

Did you hear the news? Over the next few months, I’m hosting a handful of webinars for the awesome folks at Book Creator. The most recent webinar I hosted was all about strategies to check for understanding with Book Creator. If you’re passionate about using digital tools for formative assessments, you’ll definitely want to check […]

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