Lesson Plans

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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JFK Centennial Leadership Lessons from Apple Education

Today marks the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. The team at Apple Education has curated an amazing set of resources from the JFK Library and Museum. These resources are perfect for classroom exploration! These leadership lessons are designed to help educators inspire students around the world to become leaders in their own community. JFK […]

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5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners

This past weekend I had the chance to share tips, strategies and lesson ideas for educators. They were looking to empower their students with creation tools. At the Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference in New Jersey I led a session with ways to use the totally free, BYOD-friendly Adobe Spark creation tools. I first started using […]

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Recap 2.0 Question and Answer Platform Inspires Student Learning Journeys

Over the past few months I’ve used Recap when leading teacher workshops to demonstrate the power of technology to elevate formative assessment practices. Well the folks at Recap haven’t just upgraded their awesome video reflection tool, they’ve greatly expanded the platform to provide a space for teachers to create interactive…

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