Teacher Tools

Creativity in Education: Adobe MAX Recap 2019

Last week I had an opportunity to attend Adobe MAX as an Adobe Insider. In this blog post, I want to share some big ideas from the event as well as actionable takeaways for educators. Although MAX is definitely the creativity conference, the focus on creativity in education was front and center through multiple events […]

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How To Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom

If you’ve thought about using gameplay in your classroom, there is a fantastic new book on the topic! Earlier this year at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, I snagged a copy of an excellent new book. It’s titled Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay. It provides actionable information for educators interested in […]

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Adobe Spark Book Birthday Celebration

How do you inject creativity into your classroom? I can’t believe a whole year has passed since the release of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark. Ben Forta and I published this collection of lesson ideas and activities last fall and are celebrating the one-year book birthday already! In the past […]

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Teacher-Tested Classroom Management Software for Schools

EdTech tools have altered the way we think about teaching and learning in the classroom, but sometimes these powerful devices are  distracting for students during the school day. The folks at Dyknow reached out to me this year, and I was excited to learn more about their classroom management software for schools. They’ve designed a […]

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A Tool to Help Schools Go Paperless

The idea of going paperless isn’t about a buzzword. It’s about making the most of your time and staying organized throughout the school year. There are definitely times when you and your students will want to have a pencil in your hands. But when you want to digitize forms, automate routines, and keep track of […]

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Add QR Codes to Posters with These Quick Steps

Do you use QR codes? Do you make posters? In this blog post, I’ll share tips on how to create QR codes and how to add QR codes to posters. We’ll start off with the what, then the why, and finally the how. With these quick steps, you can start adding QR codes to your […]

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A Full Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for Schools

How do you integrate social-emotional learning into your instruction? Finding high-quality resources that address social-emotional learning (SEL) can be a struggle. I visit lots of schools that are making an effort to incorporate SEL principles into teaching and learning this school year. If you’re looking for a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum to use in your school, […]

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Keep Students Informed with Digital Signs in Schools

Can you use EdTech to keep your school community well-informed? With digital signs in your schools, it’s easier than ever to share information. Students, teachers, and everyone in your building can stay up-to-date. In this blog post, I’ll share some of the benefits of digital signs in schools. I’ll also tell you about software to […]

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How to Teach Fire Safety with NFPA Resources for Teachers

Wondering how to teach fire safety to your students? Look no further than the excellent resources from the National Fire Protection Association. Tomorrow is the first day of Fire Prevention Week, and October is Fire Prevention Month. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has you covered when it comes to resources to teach fire safety […]

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How To Lead as a Connected Educator

Digital tools have changed the way we think about teaching and learning. You might host a virtual guest speaker in your classroom, or empower students as website designers or moviemakers. Today we have new ways to help students interact with the world — in every grade level and subject area.  So how can educators use […]

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