LMS and Assessment Resources

Why Design Thinking Has a Place in Your Classroom – Education Article

Regular followers of the blog know how much I value my network of Apple Distinguished Educators. Just like many education communities, this group of enthusiastic educators share fantastic ideas, strategies, and tips for teachers. You might know Apple Distinguished Educator Michael Cohen as a keynote speaker at last year’s annual ISTE conference in Chicago. He is also a fellow Participate course author and has written a new book. It is titled, Educated by Design: Designing the Space to Experiment, Explore,…

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Rethink Formative Assessment with Microsoft Forms – Education Article

A few weeks ago I shared formative assessment strategies at a conference for educators. I said something to the group that I often say when discussing this topic. There is no point in collecting data you aren’t going to use. Data collection should be relevant and actionable. And I’m always on the hunt for powerful technology tools that can help make this happen. This past month I had the chance to take a closer look at Microsoft Forms for Education.…

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Help Student Writers Practice and Grow with Writable – Education Article

One of the highlights of my work is talking shop with other educators who are passionate about the power of technology in education. Earlier this month I chatted with Dr. Troy Hicks, a Professor of English & Education at Central Michigan University. We spoke about the world of literacy and EdTech. Dr. Hicks mentioned his connection to the folks at Writable and the timing of our conversation was absolutely perfect. Writable has been on my list of tools to explore…

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Lifelong Learning with bulb Digital Portfolio App – Education Article

What does it mean to embrace a lifelong learning mindset? Perhaps you model strategies for students throughout the school day, like mentioning a fascinating podcast or sharing an article you recently read. Another component of lifelong learning is the ability to track, reflect, and share what one has learned. A digital portfolio app can help students and educators chronicle their learning journeys. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you know how much I value creation in the classroom…

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Responsive Curriculum Management in Action – Education Article

What does it look like to have a robust and responsive curriculum in your school? A well-designed, responsive curriculum gives teachers an opportunity to help students connect with content in a meaningful way. A clear plan for instruction and delivery can help students engage in deeper learning with subject matter in every classroom. Making sure all curriculum is consistent across a school and district has become a priority for educators. This is especially true for those leading the charge for…

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3 Ways Educators Can Use Screensharing to Increase Student Engagement – Education Article

What strategies do you use to promote student engagement in your classroom? Students can take ownership of their work and show off their learning throughout the school year. To bring students into the teaching process, empower every learner with opportunities to share their screen. Screensharing is a popular teaching strategy. An educator leading a classroom can show off their screen to a class of students. This strategy is useful in many classroom moments, from demonstrating how to complete a task,…

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Sparking Empathy in 2019: Fellowship Opportunity for Educators – Education Article

Are you looking to spark empathy with your students this school year? My friends at Empatico and Participate have a very special opportunity for educators. They have opened up the application process for the 2019 Empathy Project Fellowship. Empatico is a free tool for teachers to facilitate connections between classrooms in different parts of the world. Teachers can use live streaming video, so students can learn about life in other countries. All of this happens while students build empathy and…

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Learn How To Organize Student Data with eduCLIMBER – Education Article

It’s always exciting to come across EdTech tools created by educators. Classroom perspective and experience working with students, can spark ideas that turn into websites and apps for the world to use. This year I connected with the team at eduCLIMBER, and I’m excited to tell you about their interactive tool for educators. eduCLIMBER is an EdTech tool to help educators organize student data. Created for educators by educators, eduCLIMBER’s goal is to make data analysis more efficient and accurate…

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