Teacher Tools

Right Decisions, Right Now Anti-Smoking and Anti-Tobacco Resources

I’m excited to help spread the word about the Right Decisions, Right Now anti-smoking and anti-tobacco resources for classrooms! If you haven’t heard of this initiative, it’s a totally free program full of educational materials for teachers and schools. Targeted for educators working with students in…

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Peergrade, Free Online Platform for Peer Feedback in Schools

How are you including peer feedback in your classroom? Peer feedback gives students an opportunity to share their work with classmates and review the work of others. Peergrade is a free online platform that lets teachers facilitate peer feedback sessions with their students. Peergrade is a company working out of SingularityU Denmark founded by David Wind, a PhD student and […]

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Education Book Spotlight: Along Came a Leader by Kelly Croy

This month I had the opportunity to dive into Along Came a Leader by fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Kelly Croy. Kelly has written a book on leadership that serves as a guide for aspiring leaders and a great tool for those in leadership roles to reflect on their own practice. Along Came a Leader is also full of […]

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Make Better Student Placement Decisions with Class Composer

Last month I had the chance to connect with the team at Class Composer. They are a software service led by a former elementary school teacher in Colorado. It is to help elementary schools create balanced classes efficiently and make better student placement decisions. Class Composer is for elementary schools to create positive learning environments. You […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: 10-Minute Teacher with Vicki Davis

I love podcasts! Last month I had the chance to talk with Vicki Davis on her new 10-Minute Teacher education podcast. Vicki is a fellow Edutopia blogger and we met a few years ago as part of this community. Vicki does amazing work and she just launched a new podcast aimed at giving educators actionable information in […]

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Mathematics for Young Learners Free Webinar from ORIGO Education

If you’re looking for a totally free professional development event, make sure to add this free math webinar from ORIGO Education to your calendar. ORIGO Education’s first webinar on early number concepts will be held on April 26th. They are also sponsoring a new mathematics community on edWeb.net and providing free professional development and resources for teachers working […]

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Teacher Resources from MyEdExpert: Easy Access to Favorites

Earlier this year I was invited to contribute some of my favorite free teacher resources to MyEdExpert. It was wonderful to connect with their passionate team leader and founder Suzy Pepper Rollins. She shared her vision for bringing together the very best of educational resources in one spot. Teacher Resources This website is full of […]

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Use LivingTree Family Phone Alerts to Connect Schools and Families

How do you stay in touch with families in your class, school and district? LivingTree has just added family phone alerts to keep schools and families connected throughout the school year. LivingTree is a family engagement tool for PreK-12 schools. It’s already used by schools across the country and now with their new phone alert capability, […]

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LivingTree Family Engagement Tool Now Includes ClassMessenger Users

Have you seen the LivingTree family engagement tool I shared a few months ago? LivingTree is designed for PreK-12 schools. It is used by schools across the country who want to keep families in the loop. LivingTree shares information and opens up communication channels throughout the school year. The team at LivingTree recently acquired the tool ClassMessenger. […]

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Apple Teacher Program Now Available in More Countries!

Have you heard? The Apple Teacher program is now available in more countries! Last year I shared some of the reasons why I’m so excited about the new Apple Teacher program. Introduced in the second half of 2016, Apple Teacher is a badging program designed for educators. Teachers can use the fantastic support materials developed by […]

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