Adobe Spark: Ignite a Learning Fire in Your Classroom
Feb06

Adobe Spark: Ignite a Learning Fire in Your Classroom

My new word for technology integration is simplicity. If a tool is not simple, then I can’t concentrate as much on the learning because I end up spending too much time trying to understand the app and teaching my students to use it. The tool has to be intuitively simple. Sometimes I come up with great ideas around technology integration [...]

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5 Reasons To Use Padlet Tomorrow
Jan31

5 Reasons To Use Padlet Tomorrow

Padlet has been around for a while, but it continues to stay relevant and remains one of the tools I always come back to, especially if I am using a student-facing lesson like a  Hyperdoc in my instructional practices. A few days ago they did a magical update - proving once again that this app is a powerful [...]

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Google Home in the Classroom?
Jan27

Google Home in the Classroom?

Recently, I have become obsessed with my Google Home. It is as if I can't watch TV without my new little friend next to me. I use it to check facts or fake news, ask questions about people on TV or just be lazy and ask what time it is without having to turn around [...]

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Sneak Peek – Inquiry

My interview with Trevor MacKenzie about his new book! Finally, inquiry for the littles!   More from both authors

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A Sneak Peek into Inquiry for Younger Learners
Jan23

A Sneak Peek into Inquiry for Younger Learners

I am super excited to share with you all a new project one of our EdTechTeam Press best-selling authors has been busy creating.  Trevor MacKenzie, author of the oh-so-popular Dive into Inquiry:Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice has partnered up with one of the most creative and caring kindergarten teachers I know, Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt, to [...]

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Creativity in Schools – A Vision from Chicago
Jan08

Creativity in Schools – A Vision from Chicago

This summer I got the privilege of visiting Bennett Day School in Chicago. I got to sit down with Martin Moran and listen to their vision, ask questions and look around the campus - and needless to say I was beyond impressed. I have thought about their vision - nearly every day since I left their school. [...]

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