A Blended Learning Tool for Creative, Cross-Curricular Storytelling

In the blended learning classroom, finding resources connected to your curriculum goals can take both a traditional and digital spin. The folks at Meridian Stories reached out to me this year to share their marketplace of classroom projects for cross-curricular storytelling. This tool gives teachers a way to access creative, multi-media projects and provides a […]

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Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook for Students

How do your students keep their work organized? And are you able to give feedback to students in real time? When I first started teaching in the classroom, I remember collecting student’s notebooks at the end of the day and flipping through them to see their work. I might jot a note down in the […]

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A New Way to Help Families in Your School Learn English

Are you ready to engage families in your community this year? Connecting families in your school to high-quality learning experiences is a great way to support your school community. Outside of the walls of the classroom, families are ready to jump into opportunities to increase their own expertise in a variety of areas. As a […]

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Book Creator in the High School Classroom

How do your high school students show what they know in your classroom? Book Creator is a dynamic tool for students of all ages. In the high school classroom, students can use Book Creator to share what they have learned about a wide range of topics. I partnered with Book Creator this year to share […]

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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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codeSpark: Coding for Kids and Coding PD for Teachers

Coding in the classroom is more than a hot topic. It’s an opportunity to introduce students to essential problem solving and literacy skills needed beyond the walls of the classroom. At ISTE this year I had the chance to learn more about codeSpark and a new professional development opportunity for teachers. This popular tool designed […]

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Gamified Learning to Improve English with Knudge.me

Can an app help you improve English skills? Earlier this year the team behind Knudge.me reached out to share their powerful Android and iOS app. Designed to help learners of all ages strengthen English language skills, Knudge.me uses bite-sized lessons through games. It’s an app available in the Google Play store and Apple Store with […]

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Rethinking Interactive Whiteboards in Small Group Instruction

How are you using interactive whiteboards in your classroom? Traditionally, the use of these large interactive displays were seen as a way to energize whole class instruction. The use of a touch screen and the ability to access a wide range of materials through an Internet connection are definitely compelling features. But as we move […]

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How To Use Flipgrid for Book Clubs

How do students in your classroom share their responses to reading? How can you participate in a book club with educators nearby or far away? I’m so excited about the way educators are leveraging the power of digital tools to connect readers of all ages. Whether you are organizing a book club for a classroom […]

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Micro-Credentials to Support English Learners from Digital Promise

Last year I had the chance to dive into Digital Promise’s micro-credential program. If you haven’t seen their online platform before, these on-demand, micro-credentials let educators jump into course content. You can work through the material at their own pace and on their own time. I love professional learning that is customizable and ready when […]

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