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Split Screen on a Chromebook and iPad

Split Screen on a Chromebook and iPad

Using a split screen has several benefits and can increase productivity and outcomes for both students and teachers. As a teacher, how great would it be to have your presentation and a view of your students at the same time? For students, this is almost essential during collaborative work. Being able to see their classmates and the work at […] READ MORE
Title Funding to Improve Student Engagement and Professional Learning

Title Funding to Improve Student Engagement and Professional Learning

Title funding is a great way to provide PD support for teachers and to improve student engagement and performance in either remote, blended, or in-school learning environments. Title Grants (Entitlement Grants) are federal funding allocations provided to K-12 schools and districts designed to supplement existing funding streams leading to improved academic achievement, particularly among disadvantaged […] READ MORE
Reimagining 3D Printing with the Glowforge 3D Laser Printer

Reimagining 3D Printing with the Glowforge 3D Laser Printer

As more products emerge in the STEM and STEAM space for education, Glowforge has reimagined 3D printing. With its component website, educators and students can access over ten million different prints and unique access to resources for the K-12 classroom teacher. Visit their site for a variety of different resources to help you get started with your […] READ MORE
Great Ways to Utilize Breakout Rooms

Great Ways to Utilize Breakout Rooms

When classroom teachers meet virtually with their students, they now have a number of ways to implement breakout rooms within popular platforms like Google Meet, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. Breakout rooms offer an opportunity for students to work in smaller groups to accomplish tasks, have discussions, or work together on projects or homework. Rather than […] READ MORE
Building Better Habits with Habitica

Building Better Habits with Habitica

With gamification being a trend in education for some time now, it is often primarily thought of as a way to make learning more engaging and interactive for students. However, gamification can be used in other ways to help promote overall well-being and even strengthen social emotional learning, especially during this time where the challenges of remote […] READ MORE
Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms

Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms

Microsoft Teams, the last of the mainstream online virtual meeting places to do so, has pushed out breakout room features to its platform. Earlier this month, Microsoft had full-on roll out of their new breakout rooms feature. Breakout rooms are the tool in which teachers or meeting hosts can divide up participants into smaller meeting […] READ MORE
iPad Apps for Math

iPad Apps for Math

Do you need some iPad apps to help your students excel in Math? In this blog, we’ll share some great apps for the iPad that K-5 students can use to learn math concepts, and then practice and share them with their teachers and classmates.  The iPad apps below are divided into four separate categories so that you can choose […] READ MORE
Track Santa with Google My Maps (and More Great PBL Ideas)

Track Santa with Google My Maps (and More Great PBL Ideas)

Holiday time is around the corner and many students have settled into online or distance learning. There are many tools that teachers have been using to engage their students during this time, and most of them include the Google apps. In this blog we’ll highlight a fun and engaging project-based learning (PBL) activity for this […] READ MORE
Applied Digital Skills with Google

Applied Digital Skills with Google

During a time when teachers and students are using technology more than ever, there has never been a better time to think about how we can use technology in a more focussed way.  The Applied Digital Skills website by Google is an online platform where learners of all ages can improve their digital literacy skills. […] READ MORE
New Attendance and Polling Features of Google Meet

New Attendance and Polling Features of Google Meet

With the roll out of the Enterprise Edition of Google’s G Suite for Education (now branded as Google Workspace), there are bound to be some changes. Notable new features include the ability to deactivate links after all participants leave a Google Meet session, and the ability to record and later access attendance and polling information.  Attendance […] READ MORE
NEW UV Tech Tubs – Get a FREE Tech Tub2

NEW UV Tech Tubs – Get a FREE Tech Tub2

The NEW Copernicus UV Tech Tub® disinfects more than just Chromebooks! Cleaning robots and devices is just as important as charging them. The new Copernicus UV Tech Tub® is here to help with the disinfecting required to keep classrooms germ-free!   For a limited time, when you buy 1 UV Tech Tub you’ll also get a FREE Tech Tub2 […] READ MORE
SMART Integrates with Tools Educators Use

SMART Integrates with Tools Educators Use

Learn how to seamlessly integrate SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO) with popular tools like Google Classroom, Flipgrid, Seesaw, and more! With new updates to help with distance and hybrid instruction, like adding audio to lesson pages and student attribution in collaborative workspaces, SLSO is designed to help educators provide instruction and supportanywhere students are learning! Download SMART’s step-by-step instructional guides using the form below.  READ MORE
Play and Stop Disasters: A Game from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Play and Stop Disasters: A Game from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has an amazing website and simulator game that teaches students about disaster risk and how to reduce the fallout. The UNDRR, according to their website “…brings many organizations, governments, universities, institutions, and members of the civil society together for a common objective: implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk […] READ MORE
Integrate Jamboard into Your Google Meet

Integrate Jamboard into Your Google Meet

Google Meet has been a useful resource for educators as more teaching takes place from home and in a hybrid environment. Now that it’s being used to conduct the day-to-day business of delivering classes and staying connected with coworkers, Google is rolling out new features to make your Meets even more interactive.  Google Jamboard is Google’s whiteboard application […] READ MORE
Getting the Most Out of Web Videos Within Google Meet

Getting the Most Out of Web Videos Within Google Meet

Over the course of the last seven months, technology has been changing and evolving just as fast as teachers learn that technology. There are a few updates that many teachers have had issues with, such as sharing and/or streaming web-based video content with students through Google Meet.   Teachers who have experienced this issue play web-based videos (via […] READ MORE
Save 15% on Sphero SPRK+ packs and charging cases

Save 15% on Sphero SPRK+ packs and charging cases

Save 15% on Sphero SPRK+ packs and charging cases while supplies last! To redeem this great offer contact your Account Representative or simply fill out the form below and we will have a dedicated Account Executive help you with the process. Buy now and save on Sphero SPRK+ robots and Power PacksPlug in. Power up. […] READ MORE
Manage 3D Prints Remotely with MakerBot CloudPrint

Manage 3D Prints Remotely with MakerBot CloudPrint

Managing 3D print jobs in the classroom can be a difficult task but managing them remotely is even more troublesome. Fortunately, MakerBot has a cloud-based solution to help teachers better handle remote print jobs.   MakerBot CloudPrint is a new service being offered by MakerBot that will allow the teacher to monitor, start prints, and manage the print queue all […] READ MORE
SMART Learning Suite Online Updates for Remote and Hybrid Learning

SMART Learning Suite Online Updates for Remote and Hybrid Learning

SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO) has a ton of new updates geared towards remote and hybrid learning that are guaranteed to help you streamline, while keeping student engagement flying high. Let’s dive in! Instructional audio Quickly and easily record audio narration for any lesson page right in SMART Learning Suite Online without having to use […] READ MORE

Digital Online Certifications

Below are some popular Digital Teacher Certifications that are available as a series of online courses. Click on a logo to start your certification track today!