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Assessments Just Got Better with Formative

Formative is a really exciting tool that allows you easily create assignments, assess students, and get live results. This is an incredibly robust tool with lots of functionalities. Instead of me trying to sum them up in a few concise minutes, I thought the creators of the tool could do it much better than I […]

Bitstrips: “This was the coolest thing ever!!!!!!!”

Bitstrips for Schools is a comic creation tool that gets rave reviews from the 4th graders. So much so that one girl proclaimed, “this was the coolest thing ever!!!!!!!” (And yes, she did use that many exclamation points in her comment.) As a teacher, you can very easily create a classroom in which you can see all […]

Minions, Spider Man, and a Lesson in Digital Citizenship

Earlier today, I taught a lesson on digital citizenship in Mary Sheila’s fourth grade classroom. It is a lesson that I adapted from Common Sense Media’s lesson, Super Digital Citizen. I took inspiration from Common Sense Media –a leading source in all things digital media, technology, and using it safely– and then beefed it up […]

IXL Math in Kindergarten

Mrs. Gillick and Miss Hanlon were interested in finding a math tool that would adjust to student readiness levels while providing teacher feedback on student progress. When presented with the idea of using IXL Math, these Kindergarten teachers jumped at the idea. After demonstrating the power of this tool to the team (see photo captions […]