Teacher Tools

How To Tell Your School’s Story with Adobe Spark Branding

As a classroom teacher I worked in a magnet school in New York City. One of our goals as a magnet school was to “attract” new students and show off the great work happening in our building. This was early on in the days of Twitter and blogging for me – and the way schools […]

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Online Course from Evolving Educators: Getting Started with Twitter

the blog 140 Twitter Tips for Educators: Get Connected, Grow Your Professional Learning Network, and Reinvigorate Your Career by Billy Krakower, Brad Currie and Scott Rocco of Evolving Educators. Billy, Brad and Scott are the founders of #satchat and experts on using Twitter to develop a strong PLN. Check out their book here. Now this team has developed an online course all about…

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5 Ways to Elevate Your Professional Learning with Participate Chats

Have you taken part in a Twitter chat before? Twitter chats have totally changed the way I think about professional learning. From #satchat on the weekend to #ADEchat on a weeknight, these live chats with educators from across the world have been helped me connect with other teachers, learn from their experiences, and build a network of…

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Education Book Spotlight: Learning Transformed by Eric Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray

You may have caught my Facebook Live update a few weeks ago where I shared a few of the books I’ve spent time with this summer. One of the favorites from my summer reading list is Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today (ASCD, 2017). Co-authored by Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray, two powerhouses in the field, this book is a must read for anyone working in schools…

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TeacherKit Classroom Management Tool for Attendance, Reporting and More!

This summer I had the chance to connect with the TeacherKit team to learn more about their classroom management tool. I used this app when I was in the classroom and it’s exciting to see the new features! If you haven’t used TeacherKit before it’s a classroom management app available for iOS devices and has over one million users worldwide…

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4 Reasons to Check out Participate Collections

Over the past few years I’ve worked with the folks at Participate. I helped review apps and websites and create collections with favorite resources. The Collections tool from Participate is perfect for keeping track of documents, websites and apps. All the things you love to use when teaching a particular topic. I’ve also used Participate […]

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ClassTag Parent Communication Tool Helps You Reach Families

Last year I was introduce to ClassTag and had a chance to connect with their team. It’s been lots of fun hearing about the ways teachers are using this parent communication tool in their classroom. As you can see in the video below, it is a popular tool in classrooms across the country and I even featured them in my…

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ClassPack by Easyblog for Student-Friendly ePortfolios

Are you looking for a way for students to capture their learning this school year? ClassPack by Easyblog lets students share text, photos, videos and more. Through snapshots and messages about their day, students can create ePortfolios that give them a space to celebrate their learning. It’s quick and easy and thanks to the…

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Webinar Series from iSpring for Online Teachers

Teaching online this year? The folks at iSpring are hosting a series of ten webinars all about online learning. The series is titled Webinar Series: How to Create an Online Course and is totally free to join! These webinars were designed for anyone creating content for learners. They’ll start off exploring…

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Boxlight Labdisc for Inquiry-Based Learning in the Science Classroom

Looking for new tools for your science classroom? Interested in inquiry-based learning this school year? You’ll want to check out the Labdisc portable lab from the folks at Boxlight. Designed to help facilitate inquiry-based learning experiences, this tool can be used in a variety of science…

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