book clubs

Self-Care Apps and Self-Care Tips for Teachers

What does self-care look like in your life? Self-care is more than use a buzzword or a hashtag to add to a social media post. With purposeful planning, you can take action to make sure you address your own needs this school year. In this blog post, I’ve put together a handful of self-care apps, […]

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Teach Better Talk Podcast & Book Study

Earlier this year, I spoke with Jeff Gargas and Rae Hughart on their Teach Better Talk Podcast. They share interviews with lots of different educators on their podcast. With conversations from various corners of education, they have over one-hundred episodes you can explore on their website. You can listen to the episode of the Teach […]

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Ways for Quiet Kids to Share Their Voice

Part of honoring student voice in the classroom is providing multiple ways for students to share what they have learned. Regular readers of the blog (sign up here) know that I love sharing EdTech strategies. This includes ways for them to participate with more options than raising their hand for a whole class discussion. I’ve […]

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Personal & Authentic Learning Experiences with Tom Murray — Easy EdTech Podcast

In this bonus episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast, Monica Burns interviews Thomas C. Murray, author of Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime. Tom shares stories from his new book, tips for creating personal and authentic learning experiences, and plenty of EdTech connections! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: […]

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How To Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom

If you’ve thought about using gameplay in your classroom, there is a fantastic new book on the topic! Earlier this year at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, I snagged a copy of an excellent new book. It’s titled Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay. It provides actionable information for educators interested in […]

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How To Lead as a Connected Educator

Digital tools have changed the way we think about teaching and learning. You might host a virtual guest speaker in your classroom, or empower students as website designers or moviemakers. Today we have new ways to help students interact with the world — in every grade level and subject area.  So how can educators use […]

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Starting the School Year with Protocols for Learning

This month the authors of Eduprotocols released the second title in their popular series. Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern have created a resource for educators with lesson frames for every classroom. Their second book includes a dozen new lesson frames and eight lesson frames modified from their original Eduprotocols book. If you’re looking for protocols for learning this resource is […]

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Making the Most of Classroom Technology

Are you an active social media user like I am? Then you’ve probably had the same feeling when you meet people you follow in real life. Well this year I had the chance to meet the three co-authors of Don’t Ditch That Tech “in real life” for the first time. Their new book hit shelves […]

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Strategies for Coaching Educators in the Digital World

What does it look like to make the most of EdTech tools in a digital world? And how can school leaders support the tech-rich work happening in classrooms? Coaching educators in the digital world presents unique opportunities and challenges. So when I heard about a new book on the topic, I was excited to learn […]

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Creating an Online Space for Any Book Club – Easy EdTech Podcast 011

In this episode I share tips for creating spaces for students (and teachers) to participate in a book club online. Book clubs are great for all ages and all subject areas and completely customizable. You’ll hear about strategies for setting expectations, creating online spaces, and skill building for digital citizenship! Subscribe to the podcast on […]

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