Lesson Plans

EdTech Book Spotlight: Innovate with iPad

I’m so excited to share the brand new book from fellow Apple Distinguished Educators Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen. Karen was kind enough to share a copy of Innovate with iPad with me this summer. As a former one-to-one iPad teacher I know how it feels to open a cart of iPads. And then wonder what to […]

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5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson. […]

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Special Opportunity from Cashtivity – Real World Math Challenge Tool for Teachers

Over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to work with the team at Cashtivity. It is a  fantastic math and entrepreneurship tool for teachers and students. They’ve developed a platform to help students build math skills through engaging, collaborative activities. Students can use Cashtivity to bring their ideas to life. Cashtivity includes bite-sized challenges for students. They […]

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5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students. Their web-based collections, interactive ebooks, and mobile apps are perfect for classrooms studying United States history. Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web. Finding resources online can be […]

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Telestory Lesson Ideas for Moviemaking and Digital Storytelling

Digital tools can help students demonstrate their understanding and apply what they’ve learned in engaging, real world contexts. What I love about the Telestory app from Launchpad Toys is how students can quickly and easily become creators. Although there are other apps that let you create a book trailer or share a special moment (see […]

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SMART Board Notebook Lessons from Modern Chalkboard

Modern Chalkboard is a great resource for teachers looking for SMART Board Notebook lessons. With content for Kindergarten through fifth grade Modern Chalkboard has math lessons on a range of topics. Teachers can find lessons on topics like area, perimeter, addition, multiplication, fractions, and more. In addition to math lessons, Modern Chalkboard also gives teachers […]

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Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016

This April, eduBuncee is excited to host Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016, connecting classrooms (i.e. Buncee Buddies) from around the world to explore how they celebrate Earth Day! Teachers worldwide can sign their classes up for the project. Then they can have their students create buncees. This could include topics like the importance of environmental […]

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BrainPOP’s Make-a-Map Tool: Critical Thinking & Creation

BrainPOP is one of my favorite tools for teachers. I recently became a Certified BrainPOP Educator! When I was in the classroom BrainPOP was a go-to resource for helping students understand complex topics. Their engaging movies are perfect for providing background information, building domain-specific vocabulary, and helping students better understand a concept. They have a new Make-a-Map tool […]

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Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

Using role-playing games for education? The folks at Odeum are developing customizable and ready-to-go educational games for teachers.  These role-playing games apply to a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, literature and more. Educators can also choose from games that feature Macbeth and Anne Frank or use different historical environments for customizable activities. Their “plug-and-play” kits of theaters, actors, and […]

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My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available

I’m beyond excited to share with you my augmented reality and QR code book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! Augmented Reality & QR Code Book It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are […]

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