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How to Share Spark Videos with QR Codes – Education Article

When I visit classrooms and talk with teachers about the ways they use technology to share student work, I’m always so happy to hear that QR codes are still part of the conversation. Although there are lots of ways to share student work, QR codes are a fantastic way to give everyone access. It places student work in a space that fits the context of their creations too. In my book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A…

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Quick Classroom Activity for Making Math Memes with Spark Post – Education Article

A few times a day I chuckle at a text message or social media post with a meme. Maybe it’s a Game of Thrones reference sent by a friend or a corny joke sent by a family member. Either way, a meme requires a certain level of topical knowledge and a big dose of creativity to really get laughs.  Creating memes with students is a great classroom activity. It asks students to think deeply about a topic, apply what they’ve…

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How to Use Spark for End-of-Year Celebration Videos – Education Article

The end of the school year is a special time full of reflections, memorable events, and plenty of to-do items to take care of before the year comes to a close. As a classroom teacher, this time of year was always full of things to check off my list while in the midst of celebrations. From practicing songs for moving up ceremonies, to a couple of years of ballroom dancing recitals, May and June were often a whirlwind. (Side note,…

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Three Ways to Create Digital Collages to Summarize the School Year – Education Article

The sun is shining, the weather is warming, and kids are getting antsy. That combination means that the end of the school year is drawing near. Last week I shared five ways to quickly create audio slideshow videos for end-of-year events. I wrote that thinking about teachers making the videos to play at events at the end of the school year. Students could also use make the videos. Or you might have students make digital collages to showcase their personal…

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Goal Setting Activity for Students featuring Spark Video – Education Article

The start of a new year is a popular time to pause, reflect, and take stock of what you’d like to accomplish during the year to come. For many people, this happens during the first week of January or the first few weeks of school. Helping students appreciate the power of goal setting can happen any time of year. In this blog post, I’ve outlined a few strategies you can use to have students capture their goals for the year.…

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