How to Use Ed Tech to Eliminate Student Stress

It’s well-recognized that technology is both a tool and, sometimes, a distraction, especially in the classroom. It’s easy to blame this problem on smartphones, as […]

Ensuring That Feedback Is Meaningful: Part 2

Students want to improve. They want to learn better, faster, and retain knowledge longer. Our job is to provide them the specific help that they […]

Stories of Our Favorite Teachers

Educators come in as many varieties as the students they nurture. There are mentors, taskmasters, Socratic question-askers, and old-fashioned nerds just excited to spread their […]

Ensuring that Feedback Is Meaningful: Part 1

As educators, we all know the value of feedback, whether it’s for students or our own personal growth. John Hattie’s analysis of feedback found that […]

Resources to Celebrate Earth Day

For the 24 years I taught elementary grades, one of my favorite holidays of each year was Earth Day. I created badges for my kids […]

What’s Happening with Tech in Elementary Grades?

Back in the days when I was a technology director, I followed a long-standing practice of giving the best and newest technology to students and […]

Findings from the Latest Ed Tech Research

It’s important for educators to stay current on best practices in teaching and learning. Every day, new research articles appear with the latest findings. Let’s […]

Take Reading to the Next Level with Novel Effect

I often think back to when I was teaching elementary school. Even though it was important for my students to do well in all subjects, […]

PBL Your STEM Projects

Looking for exciting ways to engage your students? Combine what you know of Do It Yourself (DIY) STEM activities with PBL. In this blog entry, […]

Gamifying PBL: Smashboard Edu

Want to increase students’ retention of content? Want to help students leave school prepared for deeper learning, higher-level thinking? Then Project-Based Learning (PBL) aligns wells […]

Using Google Translate in Sheets to Differentiate

Many teachers may have students in their classrooms that have a different home language than English. While this can be an advantage to the student […]

TCEA’s Elementary Technology Conference

As you know, TCEA offers numerous benefits to members (highlighted in my last blog post) to make every education professional’s edtech journey an efficient and […]

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