Mobile-Friendly, Meaningful Family Engagement from PowerMyLearning

Do you struggle to engage your students’ families? You’re not alone. According to this national survey, even though educators know family engagement is important many schools find it challenging to effectively implement it. I had the chance to check out a fantastic family engagement tool from a nonprofit organization that is committed to supporting educators, […]

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KudosWall Discover a Search Tool for Competitions and More!

Last year I featured KudosWall, an online tool for students, families and educators. With KudosWall, users have access to an online resume builder as well as an online portfolio. The team behind this robust online platform has just released a few updates you’ll want to check out. Their new search tool for scholarships and competitions […]

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4 Ways Facebook Groups Can Transform Your Teaching

Over the past year or so I’ve found myself using Facebook in an increasingly different way than in the past. Instead of using this social media platform to post pictures from a vacation, or comment on an update shared by a friend or family member… it’s become a source of professional learning. Is there such a […]

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3 Ways Adobe Spark Promotes Creativity in the Classroom

I recently had the chance to review the new research conducted by Adobe Education on creativity in the classroom. Their study is titled, Creative Problem Solving in Schools: Essential Skills Today’s Students Need for Jobs in Tomorrow’s Age of Automation, and covers a topic on the minds of educators I meet during my travels. Creativity in […]

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How To Create Digital Portfolios with Spark Page

I recently read a fantastic article by Jay McTigue featured in ASCD’s monthly magazine in Educational Leadership. He is the author of many books including Understanding By Design. In this article he spoke about different types of assessment including portfolios. How can we leverage the power of digital tools to showcase student learning and assess their […]

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Free Webinar: 10 Tips to Get Your School Community On Board with New EdTech

This month I’m hosting a special webinar on behalf of the team at NetRef. The title of the webinar is “10 Tips to Get Your School Community On Board with New EdTech” and I’m excited to share some strategies for folks who are looking to make the shift to meaningful and purposeful technology integration. If […]

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Online Course on Learning Spaces: Designing Brain-Friendly Classrooms

How do you approach learning space design at your school? What does it mean to design brain-friendly classrooms? Conversations around learning space design are happening in schools and districts across the country. If you’ve thought about diving deeper into this topic or are entirely brand new to the concept, there is a new online course […]

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Free EdTech Webinar: Transform Your Classroom From Tech-Sort-Of… To Tech-Savvy!

The past few years I’ve had the chance to learn and share with educators all around the world. In just the first month of this year, I spent time on the ground working with teachers in Connecticut, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Florida! As much as I love jumping on a plane, train, […]

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Why I’m Super Excited About Instagram for Teachers

I’m not sure about you, but sometimes it takes me a little while to jump on the bandwagon or try something new. For the past few years, I’ve used Instagram personally to share vacation photos and holiday pictures. But after a great conversation at FETC last month, I decided it was time to get in […]

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Online Course for Educators: Designing and Leading Engaging OER Ecosystems

Are you using open educational resources in your school? Interested in learning more about this innovative approach for connecting students with high-quality resources? I had the chance to hear Andrew Marcinek speak about this topic at the Indiana Connected Educators annual conference last year. He is an expert on the subject of open educational resources. […]

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