Mrs. Laura Heintz

Elementary Educator


Passionate 1:1 tech driven 4th grade teacher who continuously changes, learns, and grows along with my students, colleagues, and the wavering world. Bring it…

I teach ages: 7 to 11


A screening tool to help parents get answers as to which area their child is struggling in. Perfect for starting a serious conversation at your child’s school about areas to get intervention in.

Nessy Quest Screening is a screening tool, which helps diagnose where a child may be having deficiencies and trouble with reading. It helps parents and schools begin a serious conversation about where to start for more aggressive intervention and testing.

I’ve used this program with an entire class of second graders. It helped support those who needed more work with mastering phonics, allowed intervention for those who needed it, including ESL, LD and Dyslexia classified students, and took my advance language learners into more challenging skills. The kids loved it and raced home to play it after school. Follows Orton Gillingham Principles.

January 18, 2015

I love nextlesson. It’s PBL simplified. My students love the lessons and they take performance based tasks to a new level. Truly one of the greatest sites for relative data lessons.

July 17, 2014

Seriously some of the best lessons around. I love that it is free and it helps me find exactly what I want from some of the more rigorous (yet super creative) schools in our country.

July 17, 2014

Use this to flip staff meetings and have open dialogue with staff members. True stories of things we all struggle with. It gets at the heart of our purpose.

July 6, 2014

I used this tool last year with my second graders. It is FABULOUS. It’s a way to collect more data on what you need to focus on with students. My second graders loved doing the numbers section working with an abacus. The language second hits on the grammar skills we often have a hard time fitting in to curriculum. Love his site for all subject areas.

October 14, 2013

I’ve used this with students to get realtime formative assessment. Works great.

October 14, 2013

I’ve used this as a collaboration tool to build projects with other teachers. I’ve also accessed workshop material from this site after attending a session. It can be used with students as well for an online learning environment.

October 2, 2013

Math Duel is a split screen mathematics game that pits two players against each other on the same device. Each player can be working on different operations or levels of difficulty.

September 16, 2013

I was trained in the flipped classroom training. Fabulous for getting free PD.

September 16, 2013

I used this online journaling tool for a college course. It was very simple and I was able to email it to anyone for feedback or further thoughts. Loved it and students will too.

September 16, 2013

This tool would be easily used in the intermediate to higher education range. This would be a great way to have students collaborate on content or on questions they still have lingering. Fabulous for constructed response, which so many kids have trouble with.

September 16, 2013

Simple, fast and user-friendly, the tool helps students post to a wall and share their ideas as a group. Young primary students will easily be able to use this tool. AWESOME!

September 16, 2013

Connect to your Google Drive and you can add feedback with voice to any google doc. Throw away the red pen and leave feedback for your students. Genius.

September 6, 2013

This tool is used to share, mark, discuss and collaborate on images. It’s very simple to add images, share with others, and have a working conversation online about an image. I used this by uploading primary sources found online and then having students make inferences based on the images. It could also be used as an alternative assessment piece by students “marking” and adding content to describe the image. It’s not made for educators, so making accounts individually is the only downfall.