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5 Things You Need to Know About SMART amp
April 24, 2017

As an early adopter of SMART amp, of course, it is to be expected that I would shout from the rooftops about how amazing it is. (Do you hear that faint noise behind you? Yes, that is my euphoric shouting about SMART amp.) SMART amp is a collaborative workspace that allows students to be in […] Read More

3 Quick Ways to Enhance Your Old Lessons Using SMART Notebook
March 17, 2017

Often when new technologies come along, it can feel like a hassle to take materials that are tried and true—materials that you’ve used for many years— and change them completely to suit the newest technology. Luckily, with SMART Notebook, you don’t have to change everything that you have created in Word or PowerPoint. Instead, you […] Read More

Top 5 YouTube Resources for the Social Studies Classroom
December 20, 2016

Today’s history class is a much different place than when I was in school. Back in the day, it was commonplace to find a teacher drawing battle formations on a transparency of Europe while adjusting the focus on their old circa-1992 projector. Now, new classroom technologies and free resources like YouTube have allowed teachers to say “buh-bye” to those old […] Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Start NaNoWriMo with Your Students
November 2, 2016

By Laura Jakubowski PD Specialist NaNoWriMo – What it is and why you should be interested Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? It’s been a phenomenon on the internet for years. Started in 2000 with the launch of, authors were encouraged to participate in an online community for the sole purpose of writing […] Read More