Big Announcement: Adobe Spark Free for Students of All Ages

A few years ago I was searching for free, easy-to-use creation tools for students that were compatible with multiple devices. I was getting ready to lead a workshop for teachers on writing in the digital world, and I knew there would be a mix of devices in the session. I came across two awesome, free […]

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Wonders of the World Virtual Reality Videos for Students

I love field trips! As a classroom teacher, I organized lots of excursions for students and teaching in New York City gave us lots of options for places to explore. From the Museum of Natural History to Top of the Rock, to Central Park and the New York Historical Society, some of my favorite memories […]

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Podcast for Kids: Wow in the World Student-Friendly Podcast

I love a good podcast! From hearing stories about how people live around to world, to addressing questions you never knew you had, to diving deeper into current events, the possibilities with podcasts in the classroom are truly endless. Last year I came across Wow in the World, a podcast for kids from the folks […]

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14 Favorite Winter Books for Today’s Readers (Print + Digital!)

It’s getting a bit colder here in New Jersey, so I thought I’d take a moment to share a few favorite winter books. Although I’m heading to warmer climates this week to present at a conference in Arizona, this list of books for winter is great for any temperature. As you move through this list […]

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Plagiarism Check for Google Classroom with Unicheck

Are you using Google Classroom at your school? The folks at Unicheck have a new tool designed to check for plagiarism in Google Classroom. This tool acts as a plagiarism check for Google Classroom and now has full integration with this popular learning management system used in schools across the world. New Google Classroom Features […]

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6 Ways to Support Independent Readers with Digital Apps and Devices

What does independent reading look like inside your classroom? How are your students interacting with text outside of school hours? Mobile apps and digital devices can support independent readers. It doesn’t matter if they swipe through pages on a tablet or turn the pages of paperback. As students of all ages navigate a wild world […]

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Self-Paced Course for Educators: Writing Reboot EdTech for Student Writers

I am so excited to officially announce today that my new self-paced course Writing Reboot: EdTech for Student Writers Across Content Areas with Monica Burns, is open for enrollment! We’ve had a few educators take a sneak peak at the course earlier this fall but now my brand new, self-paced course is available for any educator […]

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14 Favorite Thanksgiving Books + Thanksgiving eBooks for Today’s Readers

In this round up of favorites I wanted to spotlight Thanksgiving books and Thanksgiving eBooks for your classroom including some digital and print options. Giving thanks and showing kindness aren’t topics limited to the month of November, but it’s a great time of year to share read alouds with students, refresh your classroom and school […]

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Free Webinar: Checking for Understanding During Cross-Curricular Reading Activities

What are your favorite strategies for checking for understanding in the reading classroom? I’m excited to partner with the folks at Kids Discover for a special webinar taking place next week! On Tuesday, October 31st, I’m hosting a webinar titled “Checking for Understanding During Cross-Curricular Reading Activities.” This totally free webinar is designed to give you strategies […]

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5 Favorite Print and Digital Halloween Books for Today’s Readers

Are you ready for Halloween? Finding the perfect Halloween books can be a challenge – regardless of the devices you and your students use as readers. I’ve collected a handful of print and digital Halloween books to share with students, colleagues and families. How can you use this list? Choose one or two to introduce […]

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