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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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Automating Question Creation with AI and Quillionz

What does it look like to check for understanding with digital tools? Manual question generation is definitely time-consuming. Although there are times when you’ll want to customize, tweak and make your own questions for students, there is a new tool you’ll certainly want to check out. Quillionz makes automating question creation a reality. Quillionz is […]

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How To Get Started with Backchannels – Easy EdTech Podcast 004

In this episode I share strategies for using backchannels in your classroom to increase engagement and check for understanding. You’ll hear how this strategy can help with your formative assessment routines as well as some of my absolute favorite EdTech tools to help get the job done! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: […]

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Reading Fluency Assessment for Elementary Students

Digital tools give educators new ways to obtain a more complete picture of students’ early literacy and reading fluency. From kindergarten, through the elementary grades, online platforms can help teachers gather information on students and design an action plan to support their growth. I’m excited to share an online reading fluency assessment designed specifically for […]

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Writing Assessment Prep and Practice from Writable

Making sure that students have everything they need before state exams is definitely stressful. As a classroom teacher, I remember just how hard it was to find “just right” prompts and practice activities for students. Writable is a practical EdTech tool for teachers and students. Educators can use it to make sure that state summative […]

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How To Evaluate EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

Is there such a thing as the “perfect” EdTech tool? As a classroom teacher, I was always on the hunt for new iPad apps or websites. I hoped they would address different goals I had for students. In these early days of curating resources, I tried to filter out the fluff. I knew I needed […]

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Responsive Curriculum Management in Action

What does it look like to have a robust and responsive curriculum in your school? A well-designed, responsive curriculum gives teachers an opportunity to help students connect with content in a meaningful way. A clear plan for instruction and delivery can help students engage in deeper learning with subject matter in every classroom. Making sure […]

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Learn How To Organize Student Data with eduCLIMBER

It’s always exciting to come across EdTech tools created by educators. Classroom perspective and experience working with students, can spark ideas that turn into websites and apps for the world to use. This year I connected with the team at Illuminate Education, and I’m excited to tell you about their interactive tool for educator, eduCLIMBER. Illuminate’s […]

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Personalized Learning Platform Kiddom: Data and Standards-Based Tool

Last month I had the chance to take a tour of Kiddom a totally free platform that helps teachers use real-time data to make decisions. Kiddom lets educators curate personalized learning experiences by choosing which resources are “just-right” for students. Teachers can use Kiddom to get these resources into the hands of students and make […]

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Front Row: Personalized Math + Reading Comprehension Practice

Front Row is a free, all-in-one program for math and reading comprehension. It ensures every student receives high-quality, individual practice. By addressing student areas of need and building off strengths, Front Row is can increase student confidence. It can also promote growth in all students, regardless of their ability level. Personalized Math + ELA Practice Teachers […]

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