Teacher Tools

Using the 7 Mindsets to Shift School Culture

In San Antonio earlier this year I sat down with Jeff Waller and Tracey Smith. Although conferences like the one I was attending that day tend to feel a little overwhelming, it was such a treat to sit for a moment and hear about their work. Jeff Waller is the co-creator of the 7 Mindsets, […]

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How to Lead Conversations About Media Use with Students

From consumers to creators, students of all ages interact with media both inside and outside of the classroom. What does responsible, healthy media use look like? And how do we provide students with opportunities to reflect on the way they use media before, during and after school hours? In just a few weeks I’m leading […]

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How To Record Your Spark Video in Multiple Languages

Do you have students and families in your school who speak more than one language? In schools and districts in different corners of the world, the answer to this question is often yes. Your students might speak another language at home. Families in your school might not speak the instructional language at your school and […]

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New Programmable Robot for Classrooms from Sphero Edu

Are you ready to take robots in your classroom to the next level? I am so excited to share something totally new from Sphero Edu. This programmable robot is like nothing I’ve seen before, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. There is a special Kickstarter going on for just a few […]

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Women’s History Month Lesson Plans and Resources

March is Women’s History Month, and I have some resources to help you celebrate. It’s exciting to see increased commitments to makings sure all voices are heard in classrooms and subject areas. Although I sure hope the month of March isn’t the only time women’s voices are front and center, it’s always nice to have […]

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Free Online PDF Tools for Educators

I’m always on the lookout for new EdTech tools to share with educators. So when the folks at PDF Candy reached out to me this winter, I was ready to learn more about their website. They provide a platform that is totally free and helps you accomplish a wide range of goals. PDF Candy is […]

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Metaverse Augmented Reality Collections for Educators

What does augmented reality look like in your classroom? Students can interact with course content in more ways than I ever imagined as a classroom teacher. When I first saw augmented reality in action, I couldn’t have imagined just how quickly educators and students could take on the task of creators. Students and teachers can […]

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Robotics Curriculum for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

What does robotics look like in your school? In South Carolina, the Department of Education is in the midst of a pilot program that is reshaping the way you might envision robotics used in schools. This robotics curriculum is helping students develop skills around social and emotional understanding, communication and self-regulation, and more! At TCEA […]

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Gaggle’s Student Safety Management Solution for Schools

What does staying safe online look like in your school? Finding the best way to support students during the school year goes beyond safety in the physical spaces they inhabit each day. Although this is clearly part of the equation in making sure all students are safe in school, there is an essential online component […]

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How To Curate Curriculum Resources with Adobe Spark

Were you following along with my travels on Instagram stories? You might have seen snaps of my trip to Buffalo earlier this month. I was born and raised in New York and have traveled to lots of parts of the state. But this was my first trip to Buffalo — and it was lots of […]

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