This past Saturday a crazy idea came over me and I gave up half of my day to attend the FREE Ignite Unconference at Lipscomb University. I’m glad I did because learning about educational technology was the catalyst I needed to energize me during what I call the spring slump (you know, when there’s only two months left of school). Also, the complimentary bagels & coffee helped. 😉

I hope to incorporate many of the tech tips into my teaching & to share them with my teachers as well. For now, I’d like to share two of my favorites with you.

1. Common Core Explorer

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This website suggests technology aligned with each common core standard. The site went live less than a month ago so I’m hoping they add more to it soon!

2. Unite for Literacy

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This is a huge deal for our school since we have a significant EL (english language learner) population. Unite for Literacy features ebooks with the option to have them narrated in a number of languages include Arabic, Spanish & Burmese. Where has this been all my life?!

Huge thanks to Lipscomb for creating quality & inspiring professional development for Nashville’s teachers! They will have another Ignite Unconference in the fall – I encourage Nashville educators to attend!