Micro-Credentials to Support English Learners from Digital Promise

Last year I had the chance to dive into Digital Promise’s micro-credential program. If you haven’t seen their online platform before, these on-demand, micro-credentials let educators jump into course content. You can work through the material at their own pace and on their own time. I love professional learning that is customizable and ready when […]

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Innovation with Classroom Videos: mysimpleshow Video Creation Tool

How are you using video in your classroom? mysimpleshow is a digital learning resource for do-it-yourself explainer classroom videos. I shared this online tool last year. So I’m excited to bring you a handful of new tips for innovation in the classroom! It’s easy to get started, and the videos you and your students can […]

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Kidgy Digital Safety App for Kids and Families

Earlier this year the folks behind Kidgy reached out to share their parental control application. The team behind Kidgy have created a mobile safety app for kids. It can help families supervise their child’s online activity remotely – from their own device. As a classroom teacher, I was often asked by parents for advice on […]

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Creating Classroom Posters with Adobe Spark Post

What type of visuals hang on the walls of your classroom? Whether you create anchor charts, graphics, or classroom posters for your students, there is a free, easy-to-use tool for teachers (and students) you can use to create classroom posters. With this awesome, open-ended creation tool, the possibilities are endless! Spark Post is a simple […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers: Books I’ve Loved This Year + Extras

If you receive my free Monday newsletter you know how I like to give a shout out to books I’m reading. With so many talented authors in my Twitter PLN it isn’t hard to find a great read. There are fantastic titles by folks in the industry. Educators are always happy to provide recommendation. So […]

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Plagiarism Check for Google Classroom with Unicheck

Are you using Google Classroom at your school? The folks at Unicheck have a new tool designed to check for plagiarism in Google Classroom. This tool acts as a plagiarism check for Google Classroom and now has full integration with this popular learning management system used in schools across the world. New Google Classroom Features […]

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Free ASCD Webinar: Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology

This year I’ve had the pleasure of working with ASCD to publish my new book Tasks Before Apps. I’m super excited to lead a special, free webinar for ASCD next week. Titled, “Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology: How to Place Tasks Before Apps,” this webinar will include lots of tips and strategies featured in the […]

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Vosaic Connect Video Tool for Classroom Observations

Earlier this year I had the chance to connect with the team at Vosaic a performance discovery company. They’ve developed a video tool for classroom observations because they believe in the power of video as a reflection tool. Classroom observations captured with the Vosaic Connect video tool can elevate traditional professional development, coaching and feedback in […]

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How To Find the Perfect Twitter Chat for Teachers

Do you have a PLN? Would you describe yourself as a “connected educator”? Whether these terms are in your everyday vocabulary or are completely new to you, now more than ever, there are amazing online spaces for educators to connect with others and leverage the power of a professional learning network. Twitter chats for teachers […]

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Financial Literacy Game Star Banks Adventure from T. Rowe Price

How do you explore financial literacy with your students? The team at T. Rowe Price has just launched a Teacher Edition of the Star Banks Adventure game. It’s a free mobile app and web-based online experience designed to teach students financial concepts. Star Banks Adventure has a colorful sci-fi theme. You’ll find puzzles, and quiz […]

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