Tap into the Power of the Crowd

Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. This audience can provide them knowledge, support, advice, resources, or funding. Tapping into […]

Every Student Should Be Given the Opportunity to Teach Others

One of the best ways we learn is by teaching others. By playing the role of the teacher, students demonstrate understanding and learn about instructional […]

A fantastic new idea for searching the internet!

* Sadly Instagrok has closed down.  I will let you know if it opens again InstaGrok is a completely new take on the traditional internet […]

What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions

Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch […]

Districts Using Social Media, Digital Tools to Keep Education Afloat After Hurricanes

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, school districts are using digital communication tools and online learning options to update and connect with parents, […]

It’s Time to Kill Technology Class

It’s 2017. Most junior high and high schools now have a technology class of some sort. Elementary schools have lab time built into their schedules. […]

An amazing, online, writing tool (and it’s free)!

I recently stumbled upon StoryBird – a website in which digital picture books can be created. I tried it out in school, and the results […]

Codemoji – Changing the Classroom Coding Landscape

First and foremost:  What is Codemoji? Codemoji demystifies coding and gives students hands-on experience building web pages, animations and much more.  The “emoji” part of […]

Ambassador, you’re really spoiling us!

Many will remember the Ferrero Rocher ad from back in 1993 (apologies for non-UK readers – watch the video below for the reference). It was […]

Why Museums Should Dive Into VR

As a young child, I took this photo, of the Franklin Museum’s Giant Heart, my way of expressing my love for this immersive, interactive experience. […]

The NY Times Tackled Teachers and Ed Tech. Social Media Responded.

Technology companies courting influential teachers to promote their products has raised ethics concerns - and the practice has attracted critical media attention.

7 Websites – Fantastic For Writing Prompts

I really enjoy teaching children to write, but finding news ways to inspire them to think creatively is always a challenge. Luckily, there are many […]

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