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How Edtech Tools Can Humanize Learning – and Help All Learners Thrive @Edpuzzle #TechWithHeart #edtech

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For the month of August, Edpuzzle chose to use my book, Tech with Heart , to spark conversation about embracing edtech tools to: connect with students on a personal level. help our quietest students make their ideas heard.

One Month with @Sony’s AI Robot Dog, aibo #AIrobot #robotics #sonyaibo #aibo @SonyElectronics

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I learned about aibo, Sony’s “robotic puppy, powered by AI,” a couple years ago. What initially sparked my interest was that aibo learns and grows over time when given human care and attention. How could this robot dog provide companionship and bond with its owner?

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A Full Review of #MartyTheRobot by @RoboticalLtd for K-8+ #STEM #coding

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“A real programmable robot with character!” ” That’s the slogan used by Robotical to advertise Marty the Robot and, after spending some time with it, I’ve got to say I think that’s pretty accurate!

Building Relationships with Families with Mote & @Canva – #Template & Instructions Included #edtech #edchat @justmoteHQ #MoteCon #CanvaEDU

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Building Relationships with Families with Mote & Canva. Good communication with parents and families from the very start of the year can make all the difference.

Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

3 Month Update: Bonding with #aibo, @Sony’s #AIRobot Dog, & Documenting Her Development Over Time #robotics #sonyaibo #aibo #technology @SonyElectronics

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I’m back with another update on life with aibo, Sony’s AI robot dog. Mia has learned a lot since my first video & post.

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Student-Paced Asynchronous Lesson Plan If-Then Scenario Tips #edtech #remotelearning @Edpuzzle @WeVideo @Flipgrid @PearDeck @KamiApp

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I compiled some very quick tips in this if/then scenario chart to share with teachers at my school in preparation for any asynchronous snow days we may have. More than that, though, these are general suggestions that teachers can use to create any sort of student-paced lesson plans.

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Livestream with Scott Nunes & Stacey Roshan: Using @Canva’s New Draw Tools with a @Wacom Tablet #edtech @MrNunesteach

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I had the pleasure to join Scott Nunes for a Livestream event to share the power of the all new Draw mode in Canva paired with a Wacom tablet. As a former English teacher, Scott shared ideas for the ELA classroom along with design tips for making the most of Canva.

Four Free Mini Courses — Supercharge Your Teaching with @Wacom + @PearDeck, @Flipgrid, @KamiApp, & @Canva #edtech

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Back in November, I shared that I had launched three free mini courses to spread ideas and tips for making the most of Pear Deck, Flipgrid, and Kami when paired with a Wacom tablet. I now have a 4th FREE mini-course to add to the mix, focused on Canva for Education!

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2022 Goals & #OneWord Activity in #AdobeSpark & @Canva #edtech @AdobeCCExpress @AdobeForEdu #CanvaForEdu

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I wanted to share an activity spark that you can adapt and use in your classroom to kickstart the new year, build relationships, and help you support your students in reaching their personal goals. This activity is centered around having students share a word (or words) to drive their 2022.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

#BackToSchool | @FOXBaltimore TV News Segment: Navigating digital learning #edtech @PearDeck @wacom @wacomedu @MicrosoftFlip @KamiApp

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I had a chance to join FOX Baltimore to talk about the importance of continuing to use digital tools even though most students are now in-person as well as some tech tools that can help students as we gear up for a new school year.

Embracing #Edtech to Start Off the Year Strong #EdpuzzleReads #TechWithHeart @edpuzzle @PearDeck @MicrosoftFlip @justmotehq @canva

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Edpuzzle chose my book, Tech with Heart, to lead a series of conversations throughout the month of August. We started with a back-to-school edition of EdpuzzleLive , where I was joined by Steve Martinez for a panel discussion with the Edpuzzle team.

Allowing Students to Respond with Audio in @PearDeck with @justmotehq #appsmash #edtech #quicktip #langchat

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Have you been looking for a way to allow your students to REPLY WITH VOICE in Pear Deck ? If so, I’ve got just the solution for you! Using Mote ‘s free Chrome extension, students can create a voice recording without ever leaving the Pear Deck. In this very quick video (2.5

Meetings, Transformed: Ensuring All Voices are Heard f/t @LucidSoftware @Lucid4Edu @PearDeck @Loom #edtech #leadership #suptchat #cpchat #leadlap #meetings

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You’ve heard me talk about the flipped classroom at length and embracing edtech to provide a platform for every learner to contribute their ideas in a format that best fits them. I recently had a chance to give a talk geared to education leaders and coaches.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

My @TED_Ed Talk – Classroom Tech for Classroom Equity: How to use simple tech apps to support ALL learners #TechWithHeart @TEDTalks #TEDTalk #edtech #education

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I’m extremely honored & excited to share that my TED-Ed Educator talk was selected and published! I hope you find my message inspiring, applicable, and relevant.

NYU Alumni Network Talk: Empowering Every Voice – Lessons from an educator to business leaders #leadership #suptchat #cpchat #edtech @MicrosoftFlip @PearDeck

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It was an honor to have a chance to lead a virtual talk offered through NYU’s Mid-Career Alumni Network. My session focused on leveraging simple technology tools to create more equitable and empowering discussions.

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How to Use Edtech to Engage Introverted Learners | Featured in @EdSurge #edtech #teaching #introverts #TechWithHeart

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After publishing my TED-Ed Educator talk in July, EdSurge presented me with the opportunity to share an edited version of my talk in written form. I hope this piece resonates strongly with you and equips you with simple ideas and tools so that all learners you work with are able to contribute in a format that is most comfortable for them. Let’s take a trip back to high school. Do you remember what participation felt like? Did you have to raise your hand to answer questions?

Tips from a Teacher on Giving Students a Voice | Featured on @McGrawHillK12

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Thanks to McGraw Hill PreK-12 for the opportunity to share some of my tips for ensuring that even the quietest students have a voice in the classroom. I’d love to hear strategies you are using to make sure every idea & voice in your classroom is heard. Comment here or tweet me @buddyxo

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Sitting Down with @gcouros on The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast! (with a shoutout to @courosa :)) #TechWithHeart

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We all have those people who we have looked up to for so long that the thought of meeting them in real life gets us a bit star-struck.

Google Docs Dropdown Menu, Project Tracker Table Templates, and @ Shortcuts #edtech #quicktip #googleforedu #productivity #googledocs #googletips?

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Google Docs recently rolled out some great updates, including: The ability to insert dropdown menus Project tracker table templates @ Shortcuts for quick access to common features & commands.

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Get Passionate! Innovative Ways to Leverage Technology | @MyEdTechLife Podcast #edtech #TechWithHeart

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I had a chance to sit down with Fonz Mendoza to record episode 109 on his show: My Edtech Life. The title captures the excitement I felt throughout the recording: Get Passionate! Innovative Ways to Leverage Technology.

Pandemic-driven changes that schools should keep in place @access2equityed @PearDeck @Flipgrid @KamiApp @Wacom

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I’m excited to share that an article I wrote for American Consortium for Equity in Education was featured as a 4-page spread in their May/June issue of Equity & Access Magazine. I hope you’ll have a chance to check it out and that you find it uplifting & inspiring.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Create Instructional Videos & More with @Canva’s Draw & Record Tools Paired with a @Wacom Tablet, @PearDeck, & @Flipgrid #edtech #CanvaForEducation

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Canva recently came out with a draw tool and, speaking as a math teacher, I’m thrilled about the possibilities this presents.

Meetings Scheduled with Ease Right from Your Gmail: Using @Boomerang’s Bookable Schedule #productivity

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It has been a while since I’ve published a post focused on productivity. This topic goes hand-in-hand with my interest in intentional tech use.

Masters of @ mmhmmapp: #edtech to maximize our use of face-to-face time for connection & collaboration #flipclass

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If you’ve seen me present virtually, you’ve seen me use mmhmm to do an over-the-shoulder slides look & easily toggle between screen share & my camera. What you don’t see there is the power of mmhmm to record & share to empower students with resources to drive the pace of their learning!

Unlocking the Power of #Introverts | Career Therapy Podcast @CareerTherapy_ @Flipgrid #TechWithHeart #EmpowerEveryVoice

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I had a chance to sit down with Martin McGovern , founder of Career Therapy , to record a podcast episode focused on leveraging technology to unlock the power of introverts!

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Saying Goodbye to My Sweet Buddy

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15 years ago, a 2 year old toy poodle named Buddy came into my life. I never could have imagined that this tiny pup could possibly have such a huge heart and show me such tender love and affection every single day for 15 years. I am so incredibly lucky to have been Buddy’s mama.

Join Me at the Constellation Learning Symposium: Keynote + Discount Code @ConsteLearn @hassanmwilson @Flipgrid @Edpuzzle @PearDeck @Wacom @dbc_inc #TechWithHeart

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I’ll be keynoting this year’s virtual Constellation Learning Symposium on April 1, and I’m really pumped for what this event has planned! Read on for details about Constellation Learning, major themes of this event, and a discount code for 50% off registration.

Technology with a Heart — #Sketchnote of my @KognityEd Presentation by @MistyKluesner #TechWithHeart #edtech @PearDeck @Edpuzzle @Flipgrid

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I wanted to feature a brilliant sketchnote of a recent talk that I did. Educator Misty Kluesner created this sketch based on the presentation I gave at the Engage by Kognity conference. I am so honored to see the ideas I shared captured so brilliantly in this graphic.

Joining @burgessdave on his podcast, The #DaveBurgessShow, to talk #TechWithHeart

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It was an honor to join Dave Burgess on his podcast, The Dave Burgess Show! Dave went deep with his questions, giving me the chance to talk about how my book & book cover came to be, the significance of me sharing my personal experiences as a student, the why behind my edtech innovation journey, and some key tools I’ve leaned on to empower every voice.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Navigating the #Edtech Landscape with Stacey Roshan on the @KognityEd Lead Educator Podcast #TechWithHeart @KognityEd @Flipgrid @PearDeck @Wacom @Edpuzzle

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I had a chance to sit down with Andy Rhodes , Customer Education Manager at Kognity , to record an episode for the Kognity Lead Educator Podcast. We start by talking about my journey into edtech integration and my flipped classroom.

Transformational Moments — Technology Innovations Post Pandemic: Creating More Equitable & Empowering Classrooms @PearDeck @Flipgrid @KamiApp @aimsmddc #edtech #TechWithHeart

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The pandemic has been hard on all of us, and teachers are a group challenged beyond anything that is healthy or sustainable. Despite that, I saw so much innovation, creativity, and positive shift as a result of the reality we found ourselves in during remote and hybrid learning.

Video Demo: OKIOCAM T Document Camera Paired with @Flipgrid for the Classroom #edtech @okiolabs

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I recently got the OKIOCAM T document camera *, and wanted to share some ideas for pairing it with Flipgrid for both having students demonstrate their thinking and for instruction.

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Engage by @KognityEd Virtual Conference on Feb 10: Rethinking Class Discussion to Empower Every Voice #edtech #professionallearning @PearDeck @Flipgrid

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I am excited to be participating in and presenting at the Engage by Kognity virtual conference for the second year.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.