Junior Coder App to Support 21st Century Skills 2

Junior Coder App to Support 21st Century Skills

The Junior Coder app supports 21st century skill development by providing students exposure and practice with computer programming skills.  The app teaches basic analytical skills, logical thinking and problem solving.  Kids will start to think about problems and solutions and how to break up big task into smaller units.  Each programming concept is introduced in a new game giving students a chance to practice each skill on its own. Junior Coder lets kids… Read Article →

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My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available for Pre-Order

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing educators from around the world. Deeper Learning includes my ACES Framework for scannable technology integration,… Read Article →

ABCya Games for Elementary Students on the Web

ABCya Games for Elementary Students on the Web

If you’re searching for a website with a large variety of content, ABCya is full of games for students from PreK to fifth grade.  These computer games cover a range of topics including English Language Arts and math topics.  The free games for elementary students on ABCya are engaging and educational – a good choice for after school and weekend enrichment or intervention. Abcya.com doesn’t require a log in and advertisements can be… Read Article →

Super Bowl Themed ELA & Math Questions from Edcite

Super Bowl Themed ELA & Math Questions from Edcite

 Formative assessments and homework don’t have to be boring. There are ways to assess the skills you’re teaching and make content engaging at the same time. Edcite is a digital platform that offers teachers the flexibility to create standards-aligned questions for any topic or current event. Giving students content that relates to their interests is a great way to ensure engagement. With Super Bowl 50 around the corner, why not… Read Article →

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New York Times Virtual Reality App: Free VR Experience

It’s so exciting to add another powerful virtual reality app to the list of things you can do with Google Cardboard.  If you haven’t played around with Google Cardboard it is a low-cost tool to turn your smartphone into a virtual reality viewfinder.  The folks at the New York Times are embracing this tool as a way to tell stories and bring news content to life – and they’ve designed a fantastic virtual… Read Article →

Easy Music App to Learn Notes, Rhythm & Melody 1

Easy Music App to Learn Notes, Rhythm & Melody

Easy Music is an interactive mobile app for students to help them learn basic musical concepts.  This Easy Music app is a great introduction to concepts like recognizing notes and rhythm.  Designed for kids over five years old, this app lets kids experience rhythm and melody. With this app kids can play around with different instruments and listen to music.  In this Easy Music app students can play in practice mode or compose… Read Article →

Counting App CarTally to Compare & Sort 1

Counting App CarTally to Compare & Sort

CarTally is a counting app that introduces students to comparing and sorting. With this app students can access four levels as they explore counting and categorizing.  Designed for kids ages 4-8, CarTally asks students to sort different colors and count tally marks on the screen. In the CarTally counting app students move through the country, to a bridge, into a small town and city.  The tasks presented to students increases as they… Read Article →

Personalized Adaptive Learning Program ClassK12

Personalized Adaptive Learning Program ClassK12

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) environments are popular in schools where students have access to a variety of devices or where students have a device from home they use at school.  ClassK12  is a personalized adaptive learning program for K-5 ELA and Math.  It works on iPads, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Android devices.  Students can login to their ClassK12 account using their Google, Microsoft, or Clever ID. With ClassK12 students can access an online practice platform, assignments, and downloadable worksheets…. Read Article →

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SAT App from Zinkerz: Adaptive, Comprehensive Study Tool

The team at Zinkerz has developed an SAT app designed to help students prepare for this college entry exam.  Availabe in the Apple App Store for iPads and iPhones, and the Google Play Store for Android devices, Prep For The SAT Test contains adaptive material that senses and personalizes to each student’s needs.  It offers detailed performance tracking so students know which areas they’ve mastered and where they’ll need to spend… Read Article →

iPad Comic Creator Updated Features from Comics Head

iPad Comic Creator: Updated Features from Comics Head

Last year I shared Comics Head, an engaging app for storytellers.  Students of all ages can create their own comics, storyboards, and presentations with the iPad app Comics Head.  With the new update to Comics Head (version 3.0) students and teachers have access to handful of new exciting features in this iPad comic book creator app. Comics Head 3.0 includes an Asset Store where you can download more art assets of your choice… Read Article →