Teacher Tools

School Health App Kinsa Keeps Kids Healthy

As you prepare for the new school year, there are actions you can take to leverage the power of technology. The team at Kinsa reached out to me earlier this summer. They have partnered with Lysol for a special program to help keep kids healthy. Kinsa’s school health app and smart thermometer are a powerful […]

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ClassHook Premium TV Clips for Your Classroom

Are you using video in the classroom? Take a look at what ClassHook has to offer teachers! Last year I shared ClassHook, a fantastic video tool for students. If you haven’t checked it out before, you’ll definitely want to add ClassHook to your must-try list this school year. ClassHook helps you find and use TV […]

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EdTech Research Study: What really has an impact?

When making decisions about how your school and district use technology in classrooms, there are many things to consider. During my travels to schools and conferences in different corners of the country, the conversation often comes back to one topic. What actually works? How can we get more impact from our EdTech? If you are […]

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Amazon Prime Day for Teachers

It’s almost time for Amazon Prime Day! Is Amazon Prime Day for Teachers too? You bet! I’m a big fan of Amazon — have you heard the story of when I bought 1,000 worms on Amazon? Well… I shared it at ISTE this year and yes, you can buy worms for your classroom compost bin […]

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codeSpark: Coding for Kids and Coding PD for Teachers

Coding in the classroom is more than a hot topic. It’s an opportunity to introduce students to essential problem solving and literacy skills needed beyond the walls of the classroom. At ISTE this year I had the chance to learn more about codeSpark and a new professional development opportunity for teachers. This popular tool designed […]

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4 Must-Try EdTech Strategies

I hope you’ll join me! This webinar includes FOUR must-try strategies to energize and elevate teaching and learning with technology! Watch now –> Reboot Your Classroom: 4 Must-Try EdTech Strategies Do you ever feel like you are hitting a wall when it comes to finding the best ways to use technology in your classroom? Or […]

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Adobe Spark and Nearpod: Tips for a Must-Try Combo

This week I’m excited to share lots of favorites at ISTE’s annual conference. From favorite open-ended creation tools to formative assessment tips, it will be an action-packed week! It seemed like the perfect time to share a must-try combo for educators. So I’ve put together a list of ways Adobe Spark and Nearpod are a […]

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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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