Media Literacy For The Classroom: Online Course for Educators

Today I had the chance to spend the day at the Badge Summit in Chicago. Conversations with fellow educators who are passionate about professional learning reinforced a few big ideas. First, educators have more opportunities than ever to explore their interests. Second, professional learning is evolving as more high-quality resources become available in online spaces. […]

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How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom

Bringing an expert to your classroom can energize a lesson, create authentic connections, and inspire students! Skype is a powerful and popular video conferencing tool. In a classroom setting, Skype can be used to connect your classroom with an expert. If you follow along on Instagram you might have seen a special Skype with an […]

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How To Tell Your School’s Story on Instagram with Spark Post

Earlier this year I had the chance to present at the Magnet Schools of America Conference in Chicago. If you’ve been following along for the past few years, you may already know that I taught at a magnet school in New York City. The very first time I presented a session at a conference was […]

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Creating a Professional Portfolio with Spark Page

The end of the year is a traditional time for reflection. Regardless of the date on the calendar, you can gather artifacts throughout the school year to build a professional portfolio. From examples of lesson plans, pictures of classroom celebrations, and video clips, Spark Page is an excellent tool for creating teacher portfolios! If you’ve […]

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What is a backchannel? Replacements for Today’s Meet

If you’re also someone who embraces the power of digital tools in the classroom, you might have received the same sort of text messages and emails filling up your inbox last month. Did you hear the news? Is this true? What should we use now? When Today’s Meet announced they were closing up shop, it […]

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Tasks Before Apps Summer Book Club

This summer I’m super excited to host a summer book club all about Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom, my book from ASCD. Although I’ve talked to some educators who are hosting a Tasks Before Apps book clubs at their school, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to join […]

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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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