Teacher Tools

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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iPad Cases: Bluetooth and Backlight ClamCases from Incipio

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to visit Austin for iPadpalooza. It was a fantastic event with so much learning and sharing. If you have the chance to visit Texas next year I highly recommend adding it to your calendar. During the event I met a few of the folks behind ClamCases. The team at […]

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5 Ways to Use Adobe Spark to Share School Stories

Telling your school’s story is a must for educators in any learning environment. You have the opportunity to share all of the wonderful things happening in your classroom, school and district. Technology tools make it easier than ever to tell your school’s stories. Last May I shared the fantastic creation tool Adobe Spark. I’m a huge fan of […]

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4 New Features from Quizalize: Quiz Creator for Classrooms

Last year I shared Quizalize, a classroom quiz creator. It’s a great online tool that lets teachers turn quick classroom quizzes into exciting multi-player games. My original post was super popular so I’m excited to share a few Quizalize updates for teachers using this quiz creator with their students. Import Quizlet creations to Quizalize Transfer onto Quizalize […]

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QuoDeck Interactive Learning Content Creator

Designing content for mobile learning is a challenge facing teachers in hybrid, blended and online learning environments. 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 in one place. This content creator includes gamified decks, quizzes, flashcards, assessments, learning […]

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5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson. […]

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Can PD Be Virtual? Professional Development Technology and Trends

As an edtech and curriculum consultant, I spend a lot of time visiting schools across the country. Presenting to a group of teachers, leading grade-level team meetings, conducting observations, and teaching demonstration lessons are all part of my job description. Being on the ground, in the building, and in front of teachers are important components […]

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5 Ways to Use Scannable Tech in the Math Classroom

Scannable technology can totally alter the way that you think about teaching and learning in the math classroom. This powerful free and low-cost technology can support students inside and outside the classroom and change the way you think about interacting with content. Augmented reality math activities? You bet! QR codes and augmented reality are scannable […]

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Customizable Interactive Storybook App from Gingersnap Studios

Earlier this month I had the chance to see Gingersnap Studios’ awesome interactive storybook apps in action. They have two fantastic storybook apps that let you put yourself in a story for your children. With Gingersnap Studios’ apps you can snap a selfie and place your face in interactive storybooks. It’s certainly an engaging tool for […]

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Evo Social and Emotional Online Assessment Tool

Big news from the folks at Apperson. This week Apperson is announcing major upgrades to their Evo social and emotional online assessment tool. The new version is called Evo SEL 2.0 and features a fresh new look. It includes streamlined functions and is faster and easier for educators to screen students for social and emotional competencies. Research shows […]

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