Taming the Wild Text Summer Book Club

Ready to explore the five habits of today’s readers? Are you committed to finding a balance between traditional and print reading materials? This summer Pam Allyn and I are hosting a summer book club for teachers who are ready to tame the wild text! We’re very excited to invite you to participate in a special […]

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Online Course: Tech Tools to Give Even the Quietest Kids a Voice

Students have a wide variety of needs. Sometimes these aren’t identified by a baseline test, mid-term assessment, or end of the unit exam. How can educators support students who need something a little bit different than their peers? Which students in your class are quieter than their classmates? Are there tech tools for introverts? I’m […]

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Evaluate Effectiveness of EdTech Investments with NetRef

How can you tell if your EdTech investments are truly paying off? NetRef now provides real-time data for school leaders. It can help them evaluate effectiveness of EdTech investments and gauge return on investment on EdTech tools. If you haven’t heard of NetRef before, classroom teachers and schools use this tool to personalize Internet access […]

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Online Course on School Leadership with PLC Opportunity

Professional learning can take many forms. From print resources and face-to-face workshops to webinars and online courses. I’m super excited to share a new opportunity for educators. It combines a few of my favorite ways to learn and grow. Thomas Murray and Eric Sheninger, the authors of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools […]

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Adobe Spark for Education Now Available for Schools

It’s finally here, and I am so excited! Adobe Spark for Education is now available for schools. Students can use this suite of open-ended creation tools across the content areas at any grade level. Earlier this year I shared the initial announcement, and the response was overwhelming! Now the new features I told you about […]

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How To Use Empatico to Connect Classrooms Across the World

What does it look like to connect classrooms across the world? Last year I shared Empatico on my blog. This year I had to chance to meet some folks behind this fantastic resource for educators. If you haven’t heard of Empatico before, they are a totally free, online tool for teachers designed to facilitate connections […]

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Engage Students with Interactive Teaching Materials from Creativity 365

Student engagement is more than hooking students at the beginning of a lesson. When students are in the flow of learning, they are interacting with new information, applying what they’ve learned, and creating and collaborating with their peers. The team behind Creativity 365 reached out to me earlier this year to share their interactive teaching […]

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5 Reasons to Try PBIS Rewards for Schoolwide PBIS Initiatives

As you get ready to finish out the school and prepare for a successful start in the fall, PBIS Rewards is worth exploring. I’ve had the chance to connect with their team in the past, and they have a handful of tools and features all designed to support PBIS initiatives in schools. If you haven’t […]

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Mirror Your Screen with Airtame Wireless Screen Sharing

Earlier this year the folks at Airtame reached out to me to share their streaming device for schools. With Airtame, educators and students can mirror their screen to show off their work and explain their thinking. In a classroom with thirty students or an auditorium with thousands of attendees, Airtame lets users display their individual […]

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Project-Based Learning Activities with Project Pals

This month I had the chance to meet the awesome team behind Project Pals. If you’re looking for a way to bring project-based learning into your classroom, you’ll definitely want to check out this dynamic platform for schools full of PBL activities for students. With pre-made content that’s ready to use right away, as well […]

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