Lesson Plans

3 EdTech Tools for Interactive Teaching and Learning

What does interactive teaching and learning look like? I was so excited to finally meet the Merrills earlier this year. They have a fantastic book with interactive teaching and learning strategies that are perfect for both inside and outside of the classroom. Authors Kristin and Joe Merrill have a combined 19 years of teaching experience. […]

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Teaching Tips for Making Interactive Lessons with Students

Do you use interactive teaching materials? Whether you create lessons for face-to-face or remote learning environments, there are lots of benefits to using interactive lesson design tools. They organize information, communicate concepts visually, and give students a resource to revisit when they are ready to review.  Earlier this year, I connected with the team at […]

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Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding

This spring, the creators of a special guide reached out to me. Their popular resource for students has millions of copies in print. I’m excited to share it with you in today’s blog post. Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook is a study guide for middle schoolers. You can now […]

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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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Cyber Robotics Curriculum for Coding and STEM Skill-building

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to visit schools and talk with teachers who use robotics with students. Although this type of technology is definitely fun, using a robotics curriculum with students helps introduce foundational coding and STEM skills strategically. But how can you make sure that you are addressing all of […]

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10 Book Creator SEL Projects for Your Classroom

Is there such a thing as an SEL project? We know that students interact with a variety of content across the school day. These moments provide rich opportunities for them to learn about new topics in any and every subject area. When it comes to integrating social-emotional learning goals into your content area instruction, the […]

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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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The Great Thanksgiving Listen: Adobe Spark Lesson Ideas for Thanksgiving

I love a good story, so I was super excited to find out about this partnership! The folks at Adobe Spark have partnered up with StoryCorps for a new special project. The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a powerful initiative from StoryCorps that ask people of all ages to gather stories by interviewing an elder – […]

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Animated Video Lessons from Study.com Teacher’s Edition

The Study.com Teacher’s Edition is a new way to engage your students inside and outside the classroom. They provide teachers with access to animated video lessons to share with students as well as a virtual classroom to help manage resources. Teachers can use this virtual space to stay organized with assignments, gradebooks, lesson plans and…

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