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How to Use Video Journals with Students

What is a video journal? In the context of today’s blog post, I’m using the term video journals to describe a space where students use video, audio, images, and music to create a journal entry you can watch and listen to. You can use video journals as a weekly way for students to respond to […]

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How to Stream Movies to Students During Remote Learning

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had lots of conversations with classroom teachers and school leaders about the rapid shift to remote learning. Many of these conversations include questions around resources, and how to locate engaging, relevant content for students and families. Finding high-quality resources is one big issue, especially when families are reaching out […]

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Easy Steps to Create Video Playlists with Spark Page

Do you use videos in your classroom? You don’t have to have a flipped classroom to leverage the power of video with your students. Whether you share tutorials, explainer videos, or clips from a documentary, you can create video playlists. Last year, I shared a strategy for creating video playlists using YouTube. You might have […]

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7 New EdTech Tools Worth Exploring

Where do you go when you want to learn about new EdTech tools? From checking out new blog posts (like this one!) to searching hashtags on social media, there are lots of ways to learn about new EdTech tools. When I attend a conference, I also stay on the lookout for companies that have just […]

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How To Share Spark Videos on YouTube

Do you have a YouTube channel for your school or classroom? This past year, I’ve led several presentations on how schools can share their stories. From making a slideshow with pictures from a field trip to spotlighting student work, there are lots of things schools can share with the world. You can share Spark Videos […]

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Six Things You Might Not Know About Khan Academy – Easy EdTech Podcast 042

Ready for some Khan Academy tips for teachers? In this episode I’ll share a few things you might now know about Khan Academy, as well as an overview of this powerful, free tool for educators. You’ll also hear how Khan Academy can support your students and families inside and outside of the classroom and across […]

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Five Favorite YouTube Channels for Teachers – Easy EdTech Podcast 038

In this episode we’ll focus on five of my favorite resources on YouTube, specifically five favorite YouTube channels for teachers! You’ll also hear about video resources that you can use to curate video content for students or professional development for teachers. YouTube is a dynamic online space used in lots of different ways. Although you […]

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Where To Find Educational Videos for Students

Have you ever held your fingers over the record button of a VCR to capture the exact moment something was about to happen on a television show? For many students (and younger teachers) this concept is entirely foreign. The stress and excitement of recording the perfect clip on a blank videotape are totally lost on […]

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Growth Mindset “With Math I Can” Initiative & Resources

As a former classroom teacher I know how easy it is for kids to feel frustrated when they come across a tough math problem. Supporting students as they work through rigorous, multi-step math problems is essential for helping kids stay motivated and prepared for the real world. The team at Amazon and partners from the education […]

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