Teacher Tools

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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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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