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What’s the point of NFT in education and why should teachers care?

Most everyone has likely heard about NFTs but may not necessarily know what they are or how they can be used, especially in education. The creation and use of NFTs or (non-fungible tokens) are...

6 Creative back-to-school activities for teachers

Even during the summer, educators are always thinking about returning to school, particularly when it comes to back-to-school activities. Learning never stops, whether engaged in professional...

Data literacy skills: what they are and how do we teach them to our students?

We have access to more information than ever before. As the world has dealt with transitions in how we live, learn, and work, everyone has had to adapt in one way or another. Technology continues to...

Methods and tools to strengthen teacher collaboration and raise student achievement

Teacher collaboration has always been essential, but even more so during the past two school years as we faced new challenges in our practice. With all of us experiencing transitioning learning...

How to build a classroom escape room to spark curiosity in learning

Are you looking for a new activity to challenge students to learn in a new way?  ​Students spend a large amount of their school day sitting in their seats and may have few opportunities to move and...

7 Best financial literacy games for students to try out in April

Financial Literacy Month takes place in April and many educators look for ways to provide opportunities for their students to learn about what it means to be financially literate. Originally started...

7 Digital tools for student engagement across all grade levels

As we head into the spring, we may notice a decrease in student engagement. For some students, there have been midterm exams, extended school breaks, or we find ourselves in the middle of...

Exploring Virtual Reality learning experiences in the classroom

With the start of a new year, it is always a great time to explore new ideas or try some new methods that may be a bit different from what we have traditionally done. I always think it is a great...

Methods and tools to develop future-ready skills

In preparing students for the essential skills they need for the future, we have different methods and digital tools that we can bring into our classroom space. But what skills do students really...

12 Tools to explore during Computer Science Week

The Hour of Code takes place annually during Computer Science Education Week. The week is in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, a computing pioneer. The purpose of...

Getting started with STEM in your classroom!

There is a growing need for STEM skills in the workplace, as it has been reported that there will be 3.5 million jobs available by 2025 that require STEM skills. In researching some recent statistics...

6 Classroom resources that help students become digital citizens

October has become the month where educators participate in events focused on digital citizenship. From October 1-31, activities are available to join in, whether for a day like during the...

How edtech helps students demonstrate learning in more than one way

As educators, we must provide a variety of options for students to develop their content area knowledge and skills in ways that meet their interests and needs. When choosing methods and tools to use,...

Creating more interactive learning spaces in the new school year

At the start of a new school year, especially with some unknowns when it comes to whether we will be full in-person or shifting between learning environments, having various tools available as...

Fostering the development of SEL skills in your classroom

As educators have seen, especially during this past school year, it has become increasingly important to focus on the mental health and wellness of our students. Finding balance and making time to...

Getting started with learning about Artificial Intelligence

Summer is always a good opportunity to explore new ideas, particularly ideas for boosting student engagement or perhaps taking some risks with trying something a bit different in our classrooms. The...

6 Manageable ways to participate in PD this summer

It has been a challenging school year for everyone. Even though we have experienced many changes, struggled with the unknown, and experienced exhaustion, there have been many positives. We have...

How to get started with hybrid teaching

Having taught the majority of the school year in a hybrid environment, it took time to adjust to teaching online and deciding which methods or tools to use. Beyond the adjustments related to...

5 Awesome online tools for game-based learning

I have long believed that spring presents an excellent time for educators to explore new ideas and try some new digital tools in the classroom. As we look to boost student engagement with the content...

Spring into creativity with these 5 digital tools!

As a language teacher, I am always looking for new ideas or tools for my students to try in our classroom that enables them to create something more authentic and personalized. Providing my students...

4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces

As we prepare for spring, it is always good to have some new ideas to promote student engagement and foster more collaboration in the classroom. Whether we are in virtual, hybrid, or in-person...

7 Ways to explore and create with Augmented and Virtual Reality

As we begin a new year, it is always fun to explore new ideas in our classroom. Finding ideas that work, whether in-person, hybrid, or fully online, can sometimes be challenging. However, I have...

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling. At the beginning of the school year, I find that by asking students to share their stories — either...

Starting the year: Ideas for anywhere learning

As schools across the country are still deciding on how to safely return to school, I have been slowly working through some new ideas, trying to plan around what may be a year full of transitions...

Exploring new ideas and skills in the summer

We have definitely experienced a challenging couple of months in the world and in our roles as educators. The summer break is the time to focus on taking time to reflect, relax, and recharge. It is...

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