11 Ways to Use Dry Erase Tape in Your Classroom

11 Ways to Use Dry Erase Tape in Your Classroom

What will they think of next? Keeping technology tools and other resources in your classroom organized can be a struggle. When I came across this awesome product a few weeks ago I knew I had to share ideas for using Dry Erase Tape in your classroom. From labeling and organization of both techy and traditional tools to announcements that change daily, the possibilities are endless. How To Use Dry Erase Tape… Read Article →

Nature Maestro Environmental Apps: Explore Earth's Biomes

Nature Maestro Environmental Apps: Explore Earth’s Biomes

My last years in the classroom were at an environmental stewardship magnet school. I love digital tools that give students an opportunity to learn about biomes and animals. The Nature Maestro series of environmental apps introduce students to Earth’s biomes and animals through immersive audio and visual explorations. This series features Costa Rican rainforests and Glacier Bay, Alaska. Nature Mastro lets students and adults use their creativity and imagination to create,… Read Article →

Teach Empathy Skills: Interactive Graphic Novel from Red Rover

Teach Empathy Skills: Interactive Graphic Novel from RedRover

Teach empathy skills with this interactive iPad and Android app from RedRover. The team at RedRover has launched a new app for mobile devices geared towards elementary school students. The Restricted Adventures of Raja is a graphic novel app that gives students the chance to interact with the story and learn empathy skills. In this story students help animal and people who are in trouble all around the world. The Restricted Adventures… Read Article →

RefME Plus Citation Tool for MS Word and Photo Quotes

RefME Plus Released: Cite as you write in MS Word

The folks at RefME have just released RefME Plus! As a doctoral student, I know how important it is to make sure you are using a citation tool to stay organized as you write. This citation tool now lets you write the bibliography a report, research paper, you name it – without leaving Microsoft Word. As you write, RefME Plus also lets users add quotes using your smartphone camera. If… Read Article →

Settera Geography Map Quiz Game for iOS & Web

Seterra Geography Map Quiz Game for iOS & Web

Looking to for a map quiz to learn geography? Seterra Geography is an iOS app and online platform for students. This map quiz app is easy to use and has a wide range of maps. There are a handful of different quiz categories so students can practice identifying continents and the locations of different countries. Kids can compete with their friends as they match flags to country names and learn the… Read Article →

10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks

10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks

Students need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world. Providing students with ways to demonstrate their understanding and create content is even easier with technology tools. Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the tools on this list. Thinglink lets students upload an image and add tags on top of… Read Article →

QR Codes Can Do That? 5 #ScannableTech Tips

QR Codes Can Do That? 5 #ScannableTech Tips

There are tons of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your instruction — with powerful results. I’ve been a fan of Quick Response (QR) codes in education for years and even wrote a book all about how they can be used to promote deeper learning in your classroom. When speaking to teachers about these black-and-white squares, it’s so much fun to see the “aha” moments as we explore different ways… Read Article →

13 Tips and Tricks for Virtual Field Trips with Google Hangouts

13 Tips and Tricks for Virtual Field Trips with Google Hangouts

Earlier this month I hosted a webinar on my favorite tips and tricks for virtual field trips. These ideas work well with video conferencing services like Google Hangout, Skype and Facetime. Virtual field trips are great options when your destination is logistically or financially challenging. With a Google Hangout you can beam into different locations or bring a guest visitor to speak to your class. Students can go on a… Read Article →

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Graphing for Kids: Input Data & Make Charts on iPads

Graphing for Kids is an iPad app for students who want to explore how to input data and make charts. With this app students make charts and create their own graphs. Following step-by-step instructions students will draw a chart, input data, and make a graph. In this app kids will learn how to make bar graphs, line graphs, circle graphs and pictographs. Graphing for Kids also introduces students to horizontal and… Read Article →

iCracked Screen Repair for School Devices

iCracked Screen Repair for School Devices

Have you dropped an iPad or watched a device fall off a student’s desk? Even in the best of circumstances – careful students, high-quality cases – screen damage can happen. The team at iCracked works to provide schools and institutions with access to screen repair for broken iPad screens. They’ve introduced a new program to help educators tackle the issue of broken screen repair on school devices. iCracked has a… Read Article →