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Easiest Web Conferencing Tool & App for the Classroom: appear.in

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Leave a Comment

Appear.in: Easiest Web Conferencing Tool & App for the Classroom

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Building Vocabulary with Technology in the Classroom

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 / 2 comments

Building Vocabulary with Technology in the Classroom

There is so much more to learning new vocabulary words than just memorizing definitions. Using vocabulary in context is the single most effective way to identify if one truly understands the meaning of the word. Here is a list of some ways you can get your students to use technology in creative and meaningful ways that will help develop and enhance their lexicon.

Effective ideas for building vocabulary with technology in the classroom whether you are 1:1 or have access to Chromebooks, laptopstops, computers or iPads. Students will use different tech tools in creative and meaningful ways that will help develop and enhance their lexicon.

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Classroomscreen.com: A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE

Sunday, May 14, 2017 / 2 comments

Classroomscreen.com: A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE

Classroomscreen.com: A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE. Easy way to turn your browser into an interactive board. Digital stoplight, timer, calendar, random name picker, drawing tools, work symbols, text area, QR generator and more are all tools included in this free web tool.
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12 Educational Technology Concepts Every Teacher Should Know

Friday, May 12, 2017 / Leave a Comment
12 Educational Technology Concepts Every Teacher Should Know
12 Educational Technology Concepts Every Teacher Should Know: Incorporating technology into the elementary and middle school classroom

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How to Use Technology to Make Vocabulary Words Memorable

Monday, May 1, 2017 / 7 comments

How to Use Technology to Make Vocabulary Words Memorable

How to use technology to make vocabulary words come alive. Google Drawing for laptops and Chromebooks as well as the PicCollage app for iPads are the two digital tools used to make vocabulary words come alive. Technology in the classroom
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End of the Year COLLABORATIVE Poster Keepsake in Google Drive

Thursday, April 27, 2017 / Leave a Comment
Are you looking for a different end of the year gift to give to your students this year? Look no further! My End of the Year Collaborative Poster keepsake that students complete in Google Drive would make the perfect keepsake that your STUDENTS create.

End of the Year COLLABORATIVE Poster Keepsake that students complete in Google Drive using Google Drawing and Google Slides.
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Incorporating Fairy Tale Elements with Technology in the Classroom

Friday, April 21, 2017 / 19 comments

Incorporating Fairy Tale Elements with Technology in the Classroom

Incorporate fairy tale elements with technology in the classroom with these before, during and after reading activities that you can use with the children's book, Once Upon a Time Online. An important message about digital citizenship is shared. Technology in the classroom

I am teaming up with my friends from The Reading Crew for our SPRING mentor text link-up and GIVEAWAY. Be sure to stop by each post to grab some ideas for your classroom as well as a secret word that you can enter into the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. You will be entered to win a copy of ALL the books that are a part of this link-up!
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7 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 / 1 comment

7 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

7 Great Ways to Use Google for Education. Topics include: Google Scholar, Google Books, Google Classroom, Gmail, Google Alerts, Google Hangouts, & Google Drive.

GUEST POST BY: Ben Russel
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Make Your Lessons Memorable with the Texting Story App

Thursday, April 6, 2017 / 8 comments

Make Your Lessons Memorable with the Texting Story App

Make your lessons memorable with the free ipad app, Texting Story. This digital tool is a great way to get your students thinking, creating and writing while using technology in the classroom.

Are you constantly trying to jazz up your lessons and engage your students? I know I am always on the hunt for new, innovative ideas to bring to the classroom that will excite learners of all levels.
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Spring Themed Technology Activities For The Classroom

Saturday, April 1, 2017 / Leave a Comment

Spring Themed Technology Activities for the Classroom

Spring is in the air! Celebrate this beautiful season with your students by trying out one of these spring themed educational technology activities.

Spring Time Technology Activities for the Classroom: Come grab some educational ideas for incorporating technology into your lessons this spring. Ideas are available for Chromebook, laptop/computer, and iPad users!
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5 Ways to Use Gone Google Story Builder in the Classroom

Monday, March 20, 2017 / 3 comments
Gone Google Story Builder is a FREE digital tool that is easy for teachers and students to use in the classroom. You don't even need a Google account to access and use Gone Google Story Builder!

5 Ways to Use Gone Google Story Builder in the Classroom. Whether you are 1:1 or have access to Chromebooks, laptops or computers, this digital tool will be a hit in your classroom! You don't even need a Google account to access and use. Gone Google Story Builder creates video stories that look like an interaction happening between multiple people (the characters) on a Google Doc. Come learn about some ways you can use this digital tool in your classroom!
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Free Technology Enhanced Items (TEI) Practice Sites

Friday, March 10, 2017 / Leave a Comment


Technology Enhanced Items are appearing on Common Core and state testing. We need to prepare our students with these type of testing items. Come learn about the different types of questions/responses and grab a list of FREE websites you can use for practice in your classroom and at home. Links work for Chromebook users!

Recently I blogged over at Technology Tools for Teachers about online practice sites that would prepare students for Technology Enhanced Items (TEI) that are appearing on Common Core and state tests. These are not the traditional type of testing questions. Instead, they are computer-delivered items that drive higher order thinking which involve special interactions for collecting responses. Some examples of TEI questions include:
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