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An Invitation: Join Hello PLATO to Make Online Learning Personal

How can you make online learning more personal this school year? When I first connected with the team at Hello PLATO, I was curious to see just what they could do for teachers and students. Customizing online learning experiences to make it personal for students checks so many boxes. From gathering more robust information to […]

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How to Create Digital Reading Activities with Capstone Connect and Seesaw

Regular readers of the blog know that I’m a big fan of Capstone Pub and all of the resources they have to offer teachers. If you want to create digital reading activities this year, their resources are ones you can share quickly and easily with students. And if you’d like your students to participate in […]

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Ways to Make EdTech Easier in 2021 — Easy EdTech Podcast 092

In this episode, you’ll hear five ways to start the year off strong and make EdTech easier in 2021. As you kick off the new year, try these five tips to reset, plan, and take action to simplify your EdTech integration. Listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform: Apple Podcast App Google Podcasts […]

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Why Student Engagement is Essential This Year

This post is in partnership with GoGuardian. All opinions are my own.   This school year is very different than any in the past — and that is truly an understatement. This fall, I connected with the team at GoGuardian. They have a new report that features highlights from their research on student engagement. They’ve broken […]

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Create Engaging Activities for Your Online Classes Using Raptivity

How can you create activities that engage students during online classes? Making sure that students are interested in and excited about the content you share is essential. You can create an environment for online learning that is visual, engaging, and fun. Earlier this spring, the folks at Raptivity reached out to me to share two […]

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Teaching Tips for Making Interactive Lessons with Students

Do you use interactive teaching materials? Whether you create lessons for face-to-face or remote learning environments, there are lots of benefits to using interactive lesson design tools. They organize information, communicate concepts visually, and give students a resource to revisit when they are ready to review.  Earlier this year, I connected with the team at […]

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A Full Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for Schools

How do you integrate social-emotional learning into your instruction? Finding high-quality resources that address social-emotional learning (SEL) can be a struggle. I visit lots of schools that are making an effort to incorporate SEL principles into teaching and learning this school year. If you’re looking for a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum to use in your school, […]

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How to Teach Your Students to Teach Others

Do you find it hard to keep up with all of the learning science research popping up across your Twitter feed? Well, there is a “secret” learning strategy you already use every day that could significantly improve your students’ grades… called learning by teaching! Learning by teaching (also known as the protégé effect) is an underutilized […]

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Multimedia Goal Setting Activity for Students – Easy EdTech Podcast 026

In this episode I’ll share the steps for a multimedia goal setting activity perfect for anytime of the year. By using EdTech tools that capture video, voice, and text, you can have students chronicle their goals. You’ll hear strategies for making this happen with any grade level in any subject area along with a favorite […]

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5 Ways to Use Sutori for Social Studies Lessons

Where does technology come into play in the social studies classroom? The team behind Sutori reached out to me this month to let me know about some significant changes to their EdTech tool. Over the past few years, Sutori has evolved from an interactive timeline tool to a more broad presentation web app that is […]

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