Recap 2.0 Question and Answer Platform Inspires Student Learning Journeys

Over the past few months I’ve used Recap when leading teacher workshops to demonstrate the power of technology to elevate formative assessment practices. Well the folks at Recap haven’t just upgraded their awesome video reflection tool, they’ve greatly expanded the platform to provide a space for teachers to create interactive…

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6 Reasons to Try Small Group Instruction with Nearpod

As a classroom teacher Nearpod was a go-to tool for both whole group and small group instruction. During my first year of using iPads with students I would often try out a new tool or tech-strategy with a small group before introducing it to the whole class. This week as I visited a second grade […]

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Right Decisions, Right Now Anti-Smoking and Anti-Tobacco Resources

I’m excited to help spread the word about the Right Decisions, Right Now anti-smoking and anti-tobacco resources for classrooms! If you haven’t heard of this initiative, it’s a totally free program full of educational materials for teachers and schools. Targeted for educators working with students in…

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Plan Ahead for the Next School Year with Kiddom’s Planner

This past year I’ve had the chance to connect with the awesome folks at Kiddom. As you wrap up this school year and prepare for a new group of students, you’ll definitely want to check out Kiddom’s Planner to plan ahead for the next school year. Whether you’re packing up…

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Sesame Street Storytelling with WriteReader

Sesame Street Characters are now available on WriteReader’s Digital Book-Authoring Platform! Last year I wrote about WriteReader a fantastic web tool to support early literacy in English Language Arts classrooms and with English Language Learners. This year…

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4 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark

Turning students into content creators gives them an opportunity to explore a range of transferrable skills. Students can collaborate as they brainstorm ideas, formulate a plan and create a movie, or they can work independently as they design a website to share a learning experience with the world. When supporting students as they create a […]

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Find, Customize, and Create Digital Assignments with Edcite

Edcite is a free website that allows teachers to find, customize, and create digital assignments featuring technology-enhanced questions. Teachers can choose from over 22,000 digital assignments that other teachers have shared into the Edcite Assignment Library, including practice for many state-mandated assessments. Teachers can build assignments using over 60 interactive question types, which include drag […]

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Peergrade, Free Online Platform for Peer Feedback in Schools

How are you including peer feedback in your classroom? Peer feedback gives students an opportunity to share their work with classmates and review the work of others. Peergrade is a free online platform that lets teachers facilitate peer feedback sessions with their students. Peergrade is a company working out of SingularityU Denmark founded by David Wind, a PhD student and […]

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360 Video Spotlight: Museum of Natural History Virtual Reality

Last week I introduced a new Thursday series of Facebook posts and blog posts all about 360 video. Today I want to spotlight a great resource for finding and sharing 360 video and a super cool video you may want to share with students. Vimeo is a popular video sharing tool, especially in schools that have blocked […]

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5 Spark Video Chromebook and iPad Activities for English Language Learners

Last week I had the chance to share some strategies for using video with English Language Learners. During this special presentation at the Apple Store SoHo in New York City, I spoke to educators (and plenty of casual shoppers who walked by) about the power of using videos with students. Children who might be conversationally […]

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