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Showcase Student Learning with Seesaw Updates

Seesaw is one of my favorite tools to share with educators. I love using Seesaw in professional development sessions. If we worked together this summer, you might have seen it in action! It’s a perfect tool to illustrate the power of technology in the classroom. I often mention Seesaw in discussions on blended learning station […]

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Adding Captions to Student Videos (feat. Adobe Spark)

This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to work with students who created videos on a variety of topics. From tips for new Minecraft users to recommendations for favorite books, the focus of their creations has varied greatly. One conversation we’ve had regardless of the subject of their video is how they can connect with their […]

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Tech-Friendly Student Storytelling Activity

If you’ve worked with elementary school-aged students, you know they have stories to tell. Whether they are recounting an adventure on the playground, sharing a special moment from a birthday party, or crafting their own imagined narrative, students of all ages are storytellers. Last month I had the opportunity to work with a fantastic group […]

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Making the Most of Classroom Technology

Are you an active social media user like I am? Then you’ve probably had the same feeling when you meet people you follow in real life. Well this year I had the chance to meet the three co-authors of Don’t Ditch That Tech “in real life” for the first time. Their new book hit shelves […]

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How Gamification Can Support Typing Practice

This post is in partnership with Typing.com. All opinions are my own. Do you use a typing practice program in your school? Typing.com is a popular typing tutor, used by millions of students, educators, and professionals worldwide. If you are looking to revamp your typing practice for students this school year, definitely add this to […]

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Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

It’s back! This year I’ve added ten webinars to my Events Calendar and they are totally free. Just like last year, I’ve partnered with Book Creator to offer ten live webinars sharing ways to use this dynamic creation tool in the classroom. From a spotlight of new features to collaboration in the classroom, we’ve got […]

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Share Student Work with a Spark and Seesaw Combo

This month I traveled to Arizona for my second year as a featured speaker at the OELAS Conference. It was lots of fun presenting on blended learning, formative assessment, and digital tools for readers. During the blended learning session, I shared a favorite app smash with two of my go-to digital tools. Ready for a […]

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Sketchnoting in the Classroom: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you ready to try something new? Sketchnoting isn’t a new concept, but it’s gaining traction throughout education communities. Educators and students are exploring ways to capture their learning. It’s been very exciting to see the excitement around sketchnoting in the classroom. If you are ready to learn how to sketchnote, I have a fantastic […]

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Everyone Can Create: Teacher Resources from Apple Education

Have you heard the news? I am so excited to share a new, totally free set of resources from Apple Education. Today Apple Education released four books of lesson ideas and one teacher guide to spotlight the ways Everyone Can Create. At a special event held earlier this year, Apple Education announced a new initiative […]

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Book Creator Webinar Series for Summer

Well, it has finally warmed up here in the northeast and I’m excited to continue a summer tradition with the folks at Book Creator. From May through August of this year, I’m hosting 10 (that’s right – ten!) Book Creator webinars all about this open-ended creation tool. In this post, you’ll find registration links for […]

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