Teacher Tools

Starting the School Year with Protocols for Learning

This month the authors of Eduprotocols released the second title in their popular series. Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern have created a resource for educators with lesson frames for every classroom. Their second book includes a dozen new lesson frames and eight lesson frames modified from their original Eduprotocols book. If you’re looking for protocols for learning this resource is […]

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How to Teach Your Students to Teach Others

Do you find it hard to keep up with all of the learning science research popping up across your Twitter feed? Well, there is a “secret” learning strategy you already use every day that could significantly improve your students’ grades… called learning by teaching! Learning by teaching (also known as the protégé effect) is an underutilized […]

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Sphero Robots in the Classroom: Back-to-School Special

A few years ago I was introduced to the amazing Sphero robots… and my wheels started turning. From the minute I held one of the early iterations in my hand, I could tell that there was great potential for teaching and learning with these little robots.  Fast forward to today. Sphero now has lesson plans, […]

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Classroom Engagement Goes Wireless with Vivi

Engagement in the classroom can look different from one corner of the school to another. One thing that classes with high engagement have in common is a strong focus on student learning. Vivi is a classroom engagement solution that uses screen mirroring and video streaming on student devices. Designed by educators, for educators, it was […]

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Create Quick Websites to Share School Events

Looking to spread the word about an upcoming school event? There are lots of ways to share the news of special school events. Whether they are happening in your classroom, school, or district, you want everyone to stay informed. If you know that there are lots of details to share, you can create a website […]

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Professional Development for School Administrators with Real-World Simulations

What does professional development look like for school administrators? Preparing school leaders for tough conversations and challenges throughout the school year can take different forms. There is a new program I’m excited to share with you. At ISTE this year, I sat down with Ken Spero. Ken is the CEO of Ed Leadership SIMS (ELS). […]

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Teacher Picks for Amazon Prime Day

Today is Amazon Prime Day and just like last year, I’ve created a new post this morning to share a list of some teacher favorites. In this blog post you’ll find three books I’ve read and loved this year and a few items that might be on your classroom wishlist.  All of the links below are […]

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Top EdTech Posts from the School Year

This week I’m celebrating the Fourth of July holiday out of town with family and friends. Today I’m bringing you the TOP 5 EdTech blog posts and TOP 5 EdTech podcast episodes from the past school year. Also… stay tuned for a BIG announcement later this month :) Best, Monica Top 5 EdTech Blog Posts […]

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The Best of #ISTE19 News from Soundtrap | Day 2

It’s the second day of the ISTE Conference and this week I’ve partnered with Soundtrap for a special blog series! On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week, Soundtrap is sharing the very best from the ISTE Conference. Here’s the announcement in case you missed it! It’s been a great first few days of the ISTE […]

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Safe and Fun Messaging App for Kids

As we kick off summer this month, there is a new app designed for kid-friendly, safe, and fun messaging. Messenger Kids is a messaging app for kids full of teachable moments that families can try out this summer and use throughout the school year! Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed […]

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