Tech Tool of the Month: Classroom, Inc. Part 1

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Classroom, Inc. is an engaging way for your students to learn literacy and leadership skills through gameplay with virtual workspace games. This specific area of the site is called Read to Lead. There are three digital learning games where students practice literacy skills by participating as the leader of a newspaper, community center, or wellness … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Screencastify Part 1

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Screencastify is a Chrome browser extension that you can use to create quick and easy screencasts — recordings of your screen you can use to demonstrate class instructions, introduce yourself to students, create videos for a substitute, enhance remote learning lessons, and so much more. Students can even create their own screencasts to show what … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: NowComment Part 1

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NowComment is a collaborative tool that allows students (and teachers) to have online conversations about a Microsoft Word or Excel document, PDF, image, website, or a text created within the NowComment site. Become a member for free and access features including sorting comments, creating assignments, hiding comments, replying privately, and unlimited collaboration between the teacher … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Learning First, Technology Second

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This week we started the TeachersFirst®️ summer book study. Our text this year is Learning First, Technology Second (ISTE, 2017) by Liz Kolb.  I first learned of Dr. Kolb and her work with instructional technology through my work with the ISTE Edtech Coaches PLN.  Dr. Kolb was the featured author in a session hosted by … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Flipgrid Part 1

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Flipgrid, a Microsoft product, is a free tool that allows teachers to create digital spaces called grids where students record video answers to a posed question. This tool gives all students a voice and is great for a quick formative assessment for understanding. Once the grid and question are created, simply share the code with … read more »