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Summer Reading Initiative and Resources from myON

What does summer reading look like in your community? This past June I met with the folks at Renaissance and myON. During my conversation with their passionate team members, they shared a few exciting things happening this summer. Summer Reading Initiative This summer, have increased access to text for students across the country. With this […]

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Tips for Virtual Reality in Pre-K

Virtual reality in Pre-K isn’t about using headsets with early learners. Instead, we are focused on sharing exciting, informative content connected to instructional goals. This content could include 360 images and 360 videos. Displaying this media can take place on individual student screens (like tablets) or whole class screens (like interactive display boards). You might […]

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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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Virtual Reality Discussion Prompts for Students

It’s been so exciting to watch as students and teachers across the country embrace virtual reality. As a consultant and professional development provider, I spend lots of time in classrooms in different parts of the country. One of my favorite parts of this role is leading demo lessons for teachers and working side-by-side with students. […]

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What is a backchannel? Replacements for Today’s Meet

If you’re also someone who embraces the power of digital tools in the classroom, you might have received the same sort of text messages and emails filling up your inbox last month. Did you hear the news? Is this true? What should we use now? When Today’s Meet announced they were closing up shop, it […]

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4 Ways Facebook Groups Can Transform Your Teaching

Over the past year or so I’ve found myself using Facebook in an increasingly different way than in the past. Instead of using this social media platform to post pictures from a vacation, or comment on an update shared by a friend or family member… it’s become a source of professional learning. Is there such a […]

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Virtual Reality Without a Headset? Real Classroom Strategies for VR

Can virtual reality happen without a headset? I was invited to speak at the 3rd European iPads in the Classroom in Amsterdam last month about creation and collaboration on digital devices. Although my keynote topic was set months in advance, a few weeks before the event the organizer shared an opportunity to be part of […]

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EdTech Inspiration Calendar: 12 Tips for 2018

I don’t know about you but I like to have a plan. From to-do lists for day-to-day planning, to looking at the year as a whole, I’m getting ready for a fantastic 2018. You might already have some big goals in mind for the upcoming year… a learning activity you’ve designed for a group of […]

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Secondary English Apps and Websites for ELA Teachers

I’m back on the east coast today after presenting at this year’s OELAS Conference and sharing lots of strategies and favorites with educators in Tucson, Arizona. One of the presentations I gave this week was titled “10 Tech Tools for Secondary ELA Classrooms.” It included a handful of my favorite secondary English apps and websites […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers: Chromebook Classroom Gift Guide

This year I’ve worked with lots of schools across the country where they’re using Chromebooks to give students a space to document their learning. From activities like book trailers with Spark Video to introducing formative assessment routines with Nearpod, this technology is powerful when thoughtfully integrated into instruction.  Are you looking for a gift for […]

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