Teacher Tools

Tasks Before Apps Fall Book Club

This fall I’m super excited to host a 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 a […]

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Crowdbeamer Presentation Tool for Teachers

How do you engage students and share information during a presentation? If you’re looking to provide resources to students in the moment, you’ll want to check out crowdbeamer. Crowdbeamer is a presentation tool for teachers that makes it easy to share your screen in real-time. Presentation Tool for Teachers This summer I had the chance […]

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Must-Have Creativity Tools for Students

I grew up in a family where the Beatles were on constant rotation. It was the default soundtrack for many family car rides. Even today The Beatles Channel on Sirius XM is definitely in my Top 10 stations. It’s Channel 18, in case you’d like to add it to your list too! A few years […]

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Storyboard That Paper-Sized Layout for Classroom Creations

Are you looking for a customizable creation tool for your classroom? The team at Storyboard That has you covered. I’ve been a fan of this tool for a long time, and I’m excited that they have released a new paper-sized layout feature – I know you will be too! Earlier this month I hosted a […]

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How-To Find Success in Your Co-Teaching Partnership

Professional development can take many forms. The most powerful professional learning is relevant and actionable. I’m so excited to share a new online course from a former colleague and fellow Participate author. Finding Success in Your Co-Teaching Partnership is now open for enrollment, and you’ll want to check this out! Co-Teaching Partnership As a classroom […]

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Don’t Reinvent the Wheel Each Fall

When it comes to getting organized, today is the perfect day to start! When leading professional development or hosting a workshop for teachers, I often get the same questions. One question that popped up a few times just last week was how to keep teacher resources organized. If you are looking for one place to […]

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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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