Teacher Tools

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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10 Tips to Make the Most of Teacher Webinars

Where do you go to find new information or learn something new? From blog posts to podcast episodes, there are so many ways to gather new ideas related to any topic. Some companies focus primarily on sharing information in this virtual format, and plenty of folks — myself included — who use teacher webinars as […]

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Why Digital Leadership Can’t Wait

Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Eric Sheninger share his passion for digital leadership. You can imagine that when I heard about the new edition of his bestselling book, I had plenty of questions! The first edition sits on the bookshelf of my office. It’s full of practical, actionable information […]

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Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

It’s back! This year I’ve added ten webinars to my Events Calendar and they are totally free. Just like last year, I’ve partnered with Book Creator to offer ten live webinars sharing ways to use this dynamic creation tool in the classroom. From a spotlight of new features to collaboration in the classroom, we’ve got […]

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A New Teaching Award Series for Educators!

Teacher Appreciation Week might have taken place earlier this month, but the celebration is continuing with a new teacher award series for educators. The team at Kiddom (who I’ve featured on the blog before) have announced a special set of awards along with prizes. Submissions are open now through June 30th. You can nominate any […]

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Summer Amazon Teacher Favorites

Whether you’ve packed up your classroom or still have a few more weeks of school left, summer is in sight! As May comes to an end this week, I wanted to share a few summer Amazon picks with you. I compiled a list of items that are perfect for your own summer professional learning, some […]

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