Shapes 3D Augmented Reality Geometry Drawing App

I’m always excited to meet folks who are passionate about educational technology. At ISTE this past June, I met Milena Piasecka a Product Manager for the company Shapes at the end of one of my sessions. Her passion for the power of digital tools in the classroom was clear from the start and I was excited to learn […]

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Three Reasons to Use Visual Coding in Your Curriculum

Do you have a plan for teaching coding this school year? If the idea of introducing computer science skills feels intimidating, I encourage you to consider visual coding. With visual coding, students can pull together commands as they learn the foundations of coding. It’s a powerful way to introduce students to foundational computer science skills. […]

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Math and STEM Formative Assessment with EquatIO®

As you collect formative assessment data in the classroom, how do you keep track of math and STEM learning? With math and STEM formative assessment as a priority, the team at EquatIO® have developed a tool for teachers and students at all levels. If you’re making plans to collect actionable data in your classroom this […]

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Education Book Spotlight: Blended Learning in Action

This past year I started working with a fantastic school in New York who have introduced a blended learning model for their students. As we wrapped up the school year in June one of their teachers asked for recommendations for summer reading and I immediately named this book, Blended Learning in Action: A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change by Catlin R. Tucker, Tiffany Wycoff and Jason T. Green. If you haven’t checked it out, Blended Learning in Action is a terrific guide for…

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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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mysimpleshow: Create your own explainer video for free!

Easy and free tools can transform teaching and learning in your classroom – that’s why I’m super excited about mysimpleshow. This new video tool is ready for students on web browsers. Teachers and students can use it to make their own explainer video. It’s perfect for creating explainer videos. They can show students how to […]

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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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14 Virtual Tools & Favorite Math Apps

More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you’re modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success. In this list of math apps you’ll have plenty of choices. Here are some apps for iPads […]

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4 Stats Apps for Sports Lovers

Looking for real-life data to bring into your math classroom? Sports data is easily accessible thanks to searchable websites and simple to navigate mobile apps. You can bring sports statistics into your classroom with a handful of different stats apps. These apps have been created by a variety of sports organizations and are perfect for making […]

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5 Ways to Use Scannable Tech in the Math Classroom

Scannable technology can totally alter the way that you think about teaching and learning in the math classroom. This powerful free and low-cost technology can support students inside and outside the classroom and change the way you think about interacting with content. Augmented reality math activities? You bet! QR codes and augmented reality are scannable […]

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