A Weekly Dose of EdTech News and Strategies

Buff Nuggets is a free newsletter for K12 educators, written and curated by me, Brian Buffington. Here’s what you get!

What’s New in K12 EdTech (Apps, Updates, Strategies!)
Time Saving Techy Tips
Student-Centered Creative Uses of Tech
How to Make Learning Fun

It’s short (3-5 nuggets), actionable, inspiring and prized by nearly 2000 educators.
PS: Since I’m a nice guy, I’ll cherish your info and never share it.


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Past Issues: 

3/29/22 – Buff Nuggets #84
3/22/22 – Buff Nuggets #83
3/15/22 – Buff Nuggets #82
3/08/22 – Buff Nuggets #81

What People Are Saying About Buff Nuggets

“Because of your Buff Nuggs….I am mastering Canva and using it to make some awesome anchor charts and flyers for our Dawson High FFA chapter (got the high schoolers using it too to help out). THANKS BB for the Canva tip!!” – Michelle Pankey, 4th Grade Teacher

“I enjoy receiving the Buff Nuggets newsletter. I always find interesting links and ideas that I was not aware of previously. I often find things that I forward to teachers that relate to things we have discussed or are working on. The information is timely and relevant to our work in education. I like to see the teacher spotlight ideas in the newsletter. I appreciate the information!”  –Stephanie Moss, Curriculum Director

“The end of the school year is stressful. I feel like I’m barely keeping my head above water. Your newsletters are a joyful break in the mountains of emails, needing attention. My department was especially excited to see the flyer about Virtual Career Fairs. A career fair is something we have been trying to get going this last year, but it is a daunting task to add to everything else. “Virtual” almost seems like a bad word after the last couple years, so it’s not something I had even thought about, but would be a great starting point for us! Thanks for your nuggets!” Julie Isaacs, Middle School Art Teacher

“Not only do I look forward to getting Brian Buffington’s newsletters each week, I have also designated a folder in my email just to store all the wonderful ideas.  I love how the newsletters include personal stories that help me connect to Brian as a person, but then finish with a huge bang of relevant, trendy, and useful techy content that I can pass on to teachers!” Kim Hoy, Instructional Coach Middle/High

“I’m super excited about the canva comic strip idea! I just added it to a choice board for Life of a meteoroid! I used Flippity last week and made a “jeopardy” template to review the moon! I love your newsletter! I have tried to be very intentional about trying new things! Both of these have been quick, easy and painless!” Leigh Thomas, Middle School Science

“This is only newsletter that I read. Why do I read every Buff Nuggets edition? First of all, as a media specialist it’s very important to me to stay aware of new technologies and pedagogy. Also, reading the newsletter provides me with ideas that keep me invigorated and motivated. It might only take one nugget to do the trick. For example, we now have a button making machine at our school. We also have been inspired to use Canva and our students won awards at this year’s Tomecon using Canva for their projects. Thanks for the inspiration Brian. Keep on keeping on. Tommy Wandrum, Media Specialist

Buff Nuggets is an email I actually look forward to reading each week! It is short, sweet, and to the point. I always get excited to try the fresh student creation ideas Brian shares. – Becca Thompson 4th Grade Teacher

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