Teacher Tools

6 Reasons I’m Super Excited About 3D Printing in Education

A few weeks ago I signed for a delivery that has totally changed the way I think about a hot topic in educational technology. I’m no stranger to skepticism of technology in the classroom. As someone who travels to schools to support teachers with technology integration and who wrote a book on QR Codes, I find […]

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5 Special Features of mysimpleshow Explainer Video Tool

This summer I shared mysimpleshow, a tool that lets teachers create their own explainer video for free. With this web-based video tool teachers and students can make their own animated explainer video. It’s free to use and teachers can create videos that show students how to complete a task. Or they can use it as an […]

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Create & Share Lessons: Kids Discover Online #XCurricular Contest

I’m super excited to share a special opportunity from Kids Discover Online. They have a special contest going on now for teachers and there’s still time to enter. The Kids Discover’s Cross-Curricular (#XCurricular) Contest challenges educators to create engaging and imaginative cross-curricular lessons using at least one Kids Discover resource. Their goal is to encourage teachers to create […]

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5 Ways Bloomz Translation Can Transform Parent Communication

Earlier this year I shared the super cool parent communication tool Bloomz. The team at Bloomz has a terrific feature for teachers and families . It can  totally transform the way educators communicate with families who speak another language. Parents who use Bloomz can translate posts, events, announcements, alerts and even comments posted by teachers into […]

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6 Ways to Promote Collaboration with Ormiboard Interactive Student Tool

Are you looking to promote collaboration among your students? Ormiboard is a fantastic teacher tool that gives educators the power to create their own interactive presentations for students. Not only can teachers create personalized experience for students, they can promote collaboration in everyday lessons.With Ormiboard students can work together to explore class content using this totally interactive tool. Promote Collaboration with Ormiboard […]

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3 Tech Tips for Parent Newsletters

How do you share information with families during the school year? Parent newsletters are a great way to keep parents in the loop about what is happening in your classroom. A newsletter can include classroom stories, details about upcoming events, and suggestions for how families can support their children’s academic growth at home. Technology tools can make it […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: TeacherCast with Jeffrey Bradbury

Podcasts have totally transformed the way I learn about new things, explore new topics and gather information about the world. There are a handful of fantastic education podcast choices and I want to spotlight TeacherCast with Jeffrey Bradbury. I had the opportunity to share my book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable […]

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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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