iPad/Laptop Use

Nearpod’s Ready-To-Teach Lessons: Research Bundles + Teaching Tolerance

Nearpod is an amazing tool for teachers that helps you create engaging, interactive lessons for your classroom. As an elementary school teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod all the time with my students. Now that I’m out of the classroom, I use Nearpod to facilitate professional development and model best practices for […]

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Blended Learning Program Lexia Reading Core5 for Fundamental Literacy Skills

Are you using a blended learning program in your classroom? Lexia Reading Core5 is a research-based program for students in PreK through fifth grade. It is friendly for schools with lots of different types of technology. Lexia Reading Core5 provides norm-referenced data for teachers to help make instructional decisions for individual students. Instead of taking a test, the […]

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22 Must-Have Reading Apps for Kids of All Ages

Looking for reading apps for your students? As a one-to-one teacher, families were always asking me for recommendations for the best reading apps for kids. It’s hard to know which one is the “best” since every reader has different interests and reading goals. I put together this list of twenty-two reading apps for kids to […]

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Apple Store Field Trip: Exciting Learning Experiences for Students

As a former one-to-one classroom teacher, I know how powerful an iPad can be in the hands of students and I loved taking students on lots of field trips. There is now the opportunity to combine two of my favorite learning experiences for students… with an Apple Store field trip. At Apple retail stores, K-12 teachers […]

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Stepping Stones 2.0 Video Math Program for K-6 Students

Videos have the power to bring concepts to life so I’m super excited about the new resources from ORIGO Education. They just launched Stepping Stones 2.0, a comprehensive math program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. This program uses a range of instructional tools including exemplar videos. It combines print and digital media to bring […]

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Schoolrunner Comprehensive Data Management System for Schools

Last month I had the chance to connect with the team at Schoolrunner, a comprehensive data management system for schools. They have developed a powerful tool designed to make it easier for educators to analyze data. Schoolrunner accomplishes a lot of goals from simplifying attendance to visualizing data. It takes all of the information you […]

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8 Ways to Check for Understanding with Nearpod

Technology tools can transform the way a check for understanding happens in the classroom. Nearpod is a favorite formative assessment tool that can be used to monitor student progress during a lesson while engaging students with interactive activities. Earlier this year I shared some of the ways Nearpod transformed my teaching in the classroom and […]

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Use LivingTree Family Phone Alerts to Connect Schools and Families

How do you stay in touch with families in your class, school and district? LivingTree has just added family phone alerts to keep schools and families connected throughout the school year. LivingTree is a family engagement tool for PreK-12 schools. It’s already used by schools across the country and now with their new phone alert capability, […]

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6 Ways to Use Adobe Spark with Google Classroom

Tomorrow I’m headed home from Barcelona where I gave the closing keynote at ITworldEdu. It was such a privilege to share meaningful, sustainable and scalable ways to create engaging learning experiences in the digital world. I shared stories from my time as a one-to-one iPad classroom teacher and my work with teachers across the country […]

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5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Nearpod is a favorite tool that I used in my classroom as a one-to-one iPad teacher and now use all the time in my professional development workshops. I love how Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data. Since Nearpod is an absolute favorite so I thought I’d take […]

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