Teacher Tools

4 Ways to Use Kahoot’s NEW iPad App

It’s no secret that I love Kahoot! Earlier this year I had the chance to speak at their session at iPadpalooza in Austin. I love how the Kahoot iPad app (and web tool) can be used in shared screen classrooms. It can promote engagement and check for understanding as a #FormativeTech tool. The team at […]

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Apple Teacher Program: Self-Paced Learning and Badges

This has been a big week of Apple announcements! Teachers around the world are abuzz about the new announcements from Apple Education. This week Apple announced Apple Teacher. It is a new program that supports and celebrates educators teaching all levels and subject areas. What is the Apple Teacher program? The Apple Teacher program provides a self-paced learning […]

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5 Reasons to Try ClassTag This School Year

It’s the first week back-to-school for many students here in New York City. So I’m excited to highlight a favorite family engagement tool that’s perfect for the start of the school year. ClassTag is a family engagement platform that helps teachers communicate with parents. This tool can break down communication barriers with families and help you keep […]

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Fall Webinar Series from PresenceLearning: Results Matter – Closing the Achievement Gap

Webinars are a fantastic way to learn new content The folks at PresenceLearning are kicking off a new fall webinar series, Results Matter – Closing the Achievement Gap. The series’ first webinar, Results Driven Accountability: Where Were We? Where Are We? Where Do We Go Next? will be led by RDA expert Dr. Alan Coulter on Tuesday, September […]

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3 Ways Pythonroom Makes It Easy to Start a Coding Class

Have you decided to start a coding class this year? I’m really excited about Pythonroom. This online platform is perfect for teachers looking to teach a computer science to their students but not sure where to start. If you haven’t heard of Pythonroom, it’s the industry’s first totally autonomous coding education management system. It is the perfect […]

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5 Reasons to Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom

Earlier this year I shared QuoDeck an interactive learning content creator that promotes game-based learning. QuoDeck is a learning tool that lets teachers create and host content with a few simple steps. Users are able to create interactive learning content all in one place. This content creator includes gamified decks, quizzes, flashcards, assessments, learning games, and […]

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Creating App Lists for Families

Back-to-school is a popular time to share resource lists with families. As educators, we know that dialogue with parents might start at events early in the school year, but it definitely doesn’t stop there. As a classroom teacher using iPads one-to-one with students, I often heard the following question from parents: “What type of apps […]

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7 Ways Pythonroom Makes Starting A Coding Class Easy

Thinking about starting a coding class? Not sure if you know enough about computer science to host your own coding class? The folks at Pythonroom have created a fantastic online platform. It’s for teachers who want to bring coding into the classroom but… don’t know how to code. Hiring a computer science teacher or training teachers on […]

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6 Reasons to Use Custom Logo Cases in Schools

Earlier this year I shared Custom Logo Cases which lets schools design their own cases for tablets. This company lets schools and districts use their school colors and logos to make custom iPad cases and tablet cases. There are lots of reasons why having a customized tablet case is something your school may want to consider. […]

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mysimpleshow: Create your own explainer video for free!

Easy and free tools can transform teaching and learning in your classroom – that’s why I’m super excited about mysimpleshow. This new video tool is ready for students on web browsers. Teachers and students can use it to make their own explainer video. It’s perfect for creating explainer videos. They can show students how to […]

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