iPad/Laptop Use

How to Use Video Playlists to Differentiate Instruction

Have you created a video playlist to share with students? In this blog post we are going to take a look at video playlists and some of the reasons why a video playlist might be useful in your classroom.  I’ll also share some tips and strategies for distributing video playlists to the groups you work […]

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6 Tips for Connecting Students with an Audience for their Work

Are you in need of an audience for students? Imagine your students have spent a couple of days, or a couple weeks creating a video about any topic. It could be kindergarteners telling what they know about the lifecycle of butterflies or high school students reenacting a moment from World History. They’ve put in hard […]

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An Awesome iPad Case for Students with Keyboard and Trackpad

Are you using iPads with students this year? Today, I’m typing this blog post using my new Rugged Combo 3 Touch iPad case. It has a fantastic keyboard (and trackpad) built into the case of my iPad. In this blog post, I’ll share an iPad case for students. This case has a keyboard, trackpad, and […]

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Supercharge Student Learning with Pear Deck and GoGuardian Teacher

Are you looking for a powerful EdTech combo? The team at Pear Deck and GoGuardian have you covered! Regular readers of the blog know that I love to pair EdTech tools. So when I first heard about the partnership between Pear Deck and GoGuardian, I was pretty excited. I wanted to see what the combination […]

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YouTube Channels to Use in Your Classroom

YouTube is a dynamic online space used in lots of different ways. Although you might hear students talking about making TikTok videos instead of YouTube videos, this is a space for student creators and consumers of all age levels. When someone says I’m going to Google to find the answer, they often use Google interchangeably […]

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Khan Academy and the Features You Might Have Missed

I’m not sure when I really came across Khan Academy for the first time. In many ways it seems like it has been around forever, at least where conversations on EdTech integration, video tutorials, and flipped learning is concerned. Today I’ll share what Khan Academy is, and six things you might not know about it, […]

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Can students reuse someone else’s work?

Can students reuse someone else’s work in their own creations? When would doing so run afoul of copyright laws? If you’ve made movies, designed websites, or created ebooks with your students, you might have pondered this question. Students are often avid consumers of digital content, but when they take on the hat of creators in […]

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How to Use Emojis with Students

Do you use emojis in your classroom? I had so much fun teaming up with the folks at Book Creator to put together a new and totally free resource all about how to use emojis with students. If you’ve been a bit curious about whether emojis have an educational purpose… well, I have you covered! […]

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3 Quick Ways to Capture Student Learning

How do you capture student learning? This question can go in lots of directions. We know that students can snap a picture of their work. And we know that kids can capture their learning by recording their voice or typing a response. To capture student learning, you can give kids a way to create a […]

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Why Using a Protective Case is Important (feat. Rug-Ed)

Do you use a protective case on student iPads? As a teacher, keeping student devices intact was one of my many classroom management challenges. In my classroom, we had a routine for taking devices out of the cart and bringing them to a learning space. Whether students were sitting side-by-side on the rug, or working […]

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