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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EdTech Book Spotlight: Innovate with iPad

I’m so excited to share the brand new book from fellow Apple Distinguished Educators Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen. Karen was kind enough to share a copy of Innovate with iPad with me this summer. As a former one-to-one iPad teacher I know how it feels to open a cart of iPads. And then wonder what to […]

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Walkabouts: Integrate Movement in Math, Language and Literacy

How active are your students during the school day? Walkabouts are simple-to-use, cost-effective online lessons that integrate movement into subjects like math, language and literacy. With Walkabouts by ActivEd, preK through 2nd grade students learn while moving. This online platform includes standards-based math and English Language Arts lessons. Integrate Movement in the Classroom The Walkabouts active learning platform […]

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Corsizio: Registrations, Online Payments, and Feedback for Your Classes and Courses

Corsizio is an online registration and payment platform that makes it simple for teachers to manage an unlimited number of registrations and events (and collect feedback). With this tool students and families can easily register for special events through secure registration forms and provide feedback. It enables you to customize the registration forms and payment options when setting up special […]

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Increase Parental Engagement with Bloomz Mobile & Web App

Are you looking to save time as you increase parental engagement in your classroom? Bloomz is a fantastic mobile and web app that connects teachers with parents. With this tool teachers can communication and coordinate with families – essential for building community at your school. If you’re making parental engagement a priority this year, you’ll want to check […]

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Increase Family Engagement with QR Codes

It’s important to take advantage of any opportunity to connect with the family. Parent engagement is an important part of ensuring the success of students. Many parents will stop by the school, ask questions, or send an email with a concern. For others connecting with teachers and making time to locate resources is a challenge. […]

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ClassTag Online Family Engagement Platform

How would you rate family engagement in your school? Earlier this year I featured the online family engagement platform ClassTag on my site. It’s a fantastic option for educators looking to increase, monitor and facilitate family engagement. With ClassTag, at both the classroom and school level, teachers can make sure they are reaching families in multiple ways […]

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Revolutionary Learning 2016: Alternate Reality Games Conference

Earlier this month I had the chance to talk to Dr. David Seelow and learn about a special event taking place in New York City later this summer. Revolutionary Learning 2016 is a conference focusing on game-based learning and game-based thinking. As the founding director of the Center for Game and Simulation-Based Learning at Excelsior College, […]

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6 EdTech Spotlights from Channel One News

For the past few years I’ve been a regular contributor to Channel One News. You may be familiar with their news programming designed for students. They reach kids in schools across the country with interesting, engaging and relevant news stories. I’ve had the chance to share some of my favorite edtech tools on Channel One […]

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