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eSpark Differentiated Math and Reading Activities for Kids

Are you looking for activities your students will love? With differentiated math and reading activities for kids, eSpark has you covered! eSpark helps students practice new skills and grow at their own pace through a platform designed for PreK to fifth graders. Ready for any device in your classroom, eSpark has a free one-year trial […]

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How To Bring Real-Time Data into Your Classroom

Bringing real-time data into your classroom is easier than ever, thanks to the impressive Hacking STEM resources from Microsoft Education. This summer, I had a chance to connect with members of the fantastic team at Hacking STEM. They are committed to democratizing STEM education for every child through the use of real-time data and hands-on […]

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Differentiated Instruction in All Subject Areas with Freckle

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know I love sharing news and updates from EdTech companies. So when I sat down with the Renaissance team at the ISTE Conference this year, I was excited to hear what they had to say. This spring Renaissance announced the acquisition of Freckle Education to expand […]

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Math Puzzles for Kids feat. ST Math Chats

I don’t know about your students, but mine always loved puzzles and games. The more I could bring games them into activities — especially during math — the better! So at ISTE this year I was excited to hear about a special new set of math puzzles from ST Math®. They have released these short […]

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Quick Classroom Activity for Making Math Memes with Spark Post

A few times a day I chuckle at a text message or social media post with a meme. Maybe it’s a Game of Thrones reference sent by a friend or a corny joke sent by a family member. Either way, a meme requires a certain level of topical knowledge and a big dose of creativity […]

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Help Kids Build Financial Literacy This Year

As educators, we spend time thinking about how to best prepare students for the future. During my time as a teacher, I tried my best to make connections between content in our math curriculum and the world outside of our classroom. For many students, identifying the “why” behind the reasons they learn a particular strategy […]

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Intervention and Supplemental ELA & Math Resources for Students

When the team at Measuring Up reached out to me I was interested in taking a look at their new resources for teachers and students. They’ve broadened their offerings for schools to provide a blended solution for lessons and formative assessment. Measuring Up now offers each state customized, standards-driven resources. In this blog post you’ll […]

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K-12 Math Tasks for Schools from Woot Math

This year I connected with the passionate team behind Woot Math. If you are looking for a tool to energize your math instruction this year, Woot Math has you covered! From engaging activities to embedded formative assessment, this platform is perfect for K-12 students. It’s free for teachers, so if you can’t wait to jump […]

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ABCmouse is Free for Teachers!

Finding a robust resource for ELA and math activities for students can be a challenge. This is especially true if you’re looking for free ebooks, activities, and games for students. ABCmouse is a super popular educational platform, and it is 100% free for teachers to use in the classroom! I had the chance to talk […]

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Rethinking Interactive Whiteboards in Small Group Instruction

How are you using interactive whiteboards in your classroom? Traditionally, the use of these large interactive displays were seen as a way to energize whole class instruction. The use of a touch screen and the ability to access a wide range of materials through an Internet connection are definitely compelling features. But as we move […]

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