Teacher Tools

Build Interactive Lessons for Free with SMART Learning Suite Online

Are you looking to build interactive lessons this school year? I’ve been a fan of SMART for a long time now and used their interactive whiteboards as a classroom teacher. Their original desktop software helped me create lessons that I could project onto the interactive whiteboard screen in my classroom. I used this software to […]

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Why You Might Want a Document Camera for Students

Have you used a document camera this school year? Whether teaching remotely and supporting students at a distance or working in a traditional classroom and supporting students face-to-face, a document camera is a fantastic teaching tool.  So what happens when you give a document camera to every student? When the team at OKIOLABS reached out […]

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What You Need to Know About Digital Transformation in Higher Education

The past year and a half has presented a wide range of challenges for Pre K-20 institutions. At a higher education level, digital transformation is increasingly a priority for schools. So what does it look like to embrace new technology to reach the needs of all students? Whether there were significant obstacles or more minor […]

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Reading Progress: A Reading Fluency App in Microsoft Teams

I was holding back tears when I first saw this. And I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever felt this way about an EdTech product. As a classroom teacher, I always wanted to hear my students read independently. But trying to fit meaningful formative assessments throughout the school year was always a challenge for me. Administering running […]

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Why TikTok Might Be Worth a Teacher’s Time

Have you considered TikTok as a resource for educators? I’ve been a fan of TikTok for awhile now, and no, you won’t catch me posting videos with dance routines. TikTok is full of useful information, from pasta recipes like the viral feta and penne trend, to how-to videos. In today’s blog post we’ll take a […]

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3 EdTech Webinars: A Special Series on the Essentials

What does it truly mean to focus on the essentials? This June, I’m excited to join the team at Teq and OTIS for educators for three EdTech webinars. If you’ve had the chance to join me on a webinar this year, you know how much I love to share strategies, tips, and favorite EdTech tools […]

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5 Tips to Make the Most of National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, and as you prepare for the month ahead, I’m excited to share a handful of tips and resources for you! The idea of keeping students and your school community safe is essential throughout the school year. During the month of June, you might decide to try out a few different […]

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On-Demand Tutoring and Homework Help for Students

As we approach the end of the school year, there are many things to consider. From organizing resources from this past year to recommending resources to families, you might also have questions coming into your inbox about ways families can support their children as learners. Today’s blog post is all about on-demand tutoring and homework […]

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Breaking Down Google Workspace Webinar with Trafera

Do you use Google tools in your classroom, school, or district? Like so many educators, the first few minutes of my workday often include a handful of stops in Google-powered tools. From a quick check of my email inbox to reviewing responses from a Google Form, so much of my day includes carving out time […]

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9 Reasons Why I Love Google Slides (And You Should, Too)

What’s not to love about Google Slides? It’s a free, powerful online presentation tool that doesn’t require any design skills. I’ve been using it for what seems like forever and have seen it evolve into an even more robust platform. Regular readers of the blog know that I am a big fan of all things […]

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