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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Taming the Wild Text Summer Book Club

Ready to explore the five habits of today’s readers? Are you committed to finding a balance between traditional and print reading materials? This summer Pam Allyn and I are hosting a summer book club for teachers who are ready to tame the wild text! We’re very excited to invite you to participate in a special […]

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Online Course: Tech Tools to Give Even the Quietest Kids a Voice

Students have a wide variety of needs, and sometimes these aren’t identified by a baseline test, mid-term assessment, or end of the unit exam. How can educators support students who need something a little bit different than their peers – who are quieter than their classmates? I’m so excited to share this new course titled, […]

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Evaluate Effectiveness of EdTech Investments with NetRef

How can you tell if your EdTech investments are truly paying off? NetRef now provides real-time data for school leaders to help them evaluate effectiveness of EdTech investments and gauge return on investment on EdTech tools. If you haven’t heard of NetRef before, it’s used by classroom teachers and schools to personalize Internet access for […]

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Online Course on School Leadership with PLC Opportunity

Professional learning can take many forms. From print resources and face-to-face workshops to webinars and online courses. I’m super excited to share an opportunity for educators that combines a few of my favorite ways to learn and grow. Thomas Murray and Eric Sheninger, the authors of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today, […]

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Adobe Spark for Education Now Available for Schools

It’s finally here, and I am so excited! Adobe Spark for Education is now available for schools. Students can use this suite of open-ended creation tools across the content areas at any grade level. Earlier this year I shared the initial announcement, and the response was overwhelming! Now the new features I told you about […]

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How To Use Empatico to Connect Classrooms Across the World

What does it look like to connect classrooms across the world? Last year I shared Empatico on my blog and this year I had to chance to meet some folks behind this fantastic resource for educators. If you haven’t heard of Empatico before, they are a totally free, online tool for teachers designed to facilitate […]

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Engage Students with Interactive Teaching Materials from Creativity 365

Student engagement is more than hooking students at the beginning of a lesson. When students are in the flow of learning, they are interacting with new information, applying what they’ve learned, and creating and collaborating with their peers. The team behind Creativity 365 reached out to me earlier this year to share their interactive teaching […]

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