Amazon Prime Day for Teachers

It’s almost time for Amazon Prime Day! Is Amazon Prime Day for Teachers too? You bet! I’m a big fan of Amazon — have you heard the story of when I bought 1,000 worms on Amazon? Well… I shared it at ISTE this year and yes, you can buy worms for your classroom compost bin […]

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codeSpark: Coding for Kids and Coding PD for Teachers

Coding in the classroom is more than a hot topic. It’s an opportunity to introduce students to essential problem solving and literacy skills needed beyond the walls of the classroom. At ISTE this year I had the chance to learn more about codeSpark and a new professional development opportunity for teachers. This popular tool designed […]

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4 Must-Try EdTech Strategies

I hope you’ll join me! This webinar includes FOUR must-try strategies to energize and elevate teaching and learning with technology! Watch now –> Reboot Your Classroom: 4 Must-Try EdTech Strategies Do you ever feel like you are hitting a wall when it comes to finding the best ways to use technology in your classroom? Or […]

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Adobe Spark and Nearpod: Tips for a Must-Try Combo

This week I’m excited to share lots of favorites at ISTE’s annual conference. From favorite open-ended creation tools to formative assessment tips, it will be an action-packed week! It seemed like the perfect time to share a must-try combo for educators. So I’ve put together a list of ways Adobe Spark and Nearpod are a […]

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Media Literacy For The Classroom: Online Course for Educators

Today I had the chance to spend the day at the Badge Summit in Chicago. Conversations with fellow educators who are passionate about professional learning reinforced a few big ideas. First, educators have more opportunities than ever to explore their interests. Second, professional learning is evolving as more high-quality resources become available in online spaces. […]

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How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom

Bringing an expert to your classroom can energize a lesson, create authentic connections, and inspire students! Skype is a powerful and popular video conferencing tool. In a classroom setting, Skype can be used to connect your classroom with an expert. If you follow along on Instagram you might have seen a special Skype with an […]

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How To Tell Your School’s Story on Instagram with Spark Post

Earlier this year I had the chance to present at the Magnet Schools of America Conference in Chicago. If you’ve been following along for the past few years, you may already know that I taught at a magnet school in New York City. The very first time I presented a session at a conference was […]

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Creating a Professional Portfolio with Spark Page

The end of the year is a traditional time for reflection. Regardless of the date on the calendar, you can gather artifacts throughout the school year to build a professional portfolio. From examples of lesson plans, pictures of classroom celebrations, and video clips, Spark Page is an excellent tool for creating teacher portfolios! If you’ve […]

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What is a backchannel? Replacements for Today’s Meet

If you’re also someone who embraces the power of digital tools in the classroom, you might have received the same sort of text messages and emails filling up your inbox last month. Did you hear the news? Is this true? What should we use now? When Today’s Meet announced they were closing up shop, it […]

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Tasks Before Apps Summer Book Club

This summer I’m super excited to host a summer book club all about Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom, my book from ASCD. Although I’ve talked to some educators who are hosting a Tasks Before Apps book clubs at their school, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to join […]

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