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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Tell a Wintertime Story Using Augmented Reality

Storytelling can take many forms and give students a chance to express themselves creatively. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate narrative storytelling into your classroom this winter, 3DBear is an excellent choice. Students can tell a Christmas story using augmented reality on this powerful EdTech platform. Augmented Reality Storytelling What does creative storytelling look […]

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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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The Fun and Cool of Getting Better

What does it mean to get better as an educator? I had the chance to meet Rushton Hurley a few weeks ago at Vermont Fest. This annual event is hosted by VITA-Learn in Killington, Vermont. His keynote speech at the event “The Fun and Cool of Getting Better” tackled this question – and so does […]

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Intervention and Supplemental ELA & Math Resources for Students

When the team at Measuring Up reached out to me I was interested in taking a look at their new resources for teachers and students. They’ve broadened their offerings for schools to provide a blended solution for lessons and formative assessment. Measuring Up now offers each state customized, standards-driven resources. In this blog post you’ll […]

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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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A Spelling, Grammar and Word Checker for Students

One of the great things about education technology is how when it is used strategically, it can provide an extra layer of support to students. If you’ve worked with students of any age, you’ve probably heard the same, “How do you spell this?” questions. If you are on my newsletter list, you already had a […]

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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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Free Media Literacy Week Events for Teachers

If you asked a teacher of any content area if they think higher order thinking skills are essential, what would they say? Educators know the importance of critical thinking, as well as evaluating and synthesizing new information. The topic of media literacy is perfect for classrooms that value higher-order thinking skills. So I’m super excited […]

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Podcasting in the Classroom? Here’s a Byte-Sized Option

I’m not exactly sure how it started, but once I got hooked, there was no turning back. Podcasting is a powerful medium and a way to consume a wide range of content. Is podcasting in the classroom here to stay? With the new byte-sized interactive podcasting tool from Synth, you now have an easy way […]

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