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Hi, I’m Maddie!

I help teachers implement edtech and project-based learning practices into their classrooms.

I’m an elementary STEM teacher and edtech coach, passionate about project-based learning, education technology, and design thinking.

I started EdTech Classroom to grow in my own professional development as an educator. Now, I share my ideas, research, and wonderings with tens of thousands of teachers and educators online every week.

I’m so happy you’re here, and let’s learn and grow together as 21st century educators.

Education Technology

Weekly tech tutorials and tips on my YouTube Channel

Project-Based Learning

Best practices, lesson ideas, and research on my blog

Design Thinking

In-depth teaching guides, lesson ideas, and project topics on my blog

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Latest from the Blog

Back to School Picture Books and Read Alouds for the Elementary Classroom (2022)

The first six weeks of school help set the foundation for the remainder of the year – from establishing routines and agreements to developing goals and a classroom identity (Responsive Classroom). As you begin building your classroom community, consider starting the year off with read alouds and discussions about themes in picture books. In this…

Common Challenges of PBL, and How to Avoid Them

Research shows that project-based learning has a profound impact in deepening educational experiences for students. I’ve seen first-hand the power of PBL in the classroom. That being said, when a PBL unit doesn’t achieve its desired outcomes, it can feel overwhelming and challenging to teachers. I know I’ve been there, especially in my early days…

Teacher Tech Tips on TikTok

Our students have been chatting about the latest viral trends and sounds on TikTok for a couple years now, and I finally decided to see what all the fuss is about. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, I’m loving TikTok. I set up my TikTok account @edtechclass less than a week ago, and I’m already seeing the tremendous…

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