I’m so excited to announce that my new iBook “Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond” is now available for pre-order!
This iBook was made to view on iPads and has tons of ideas for using QR codes to design engaging lessons that reach all learners in your classroom. It has plenty of tips and includes over an hour of video tutorials.
Pre-order today before it goes on sale September 22nd!
As a former elementary school teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, I know how powerful iPads can be as learning tools in the hands of students. This mobile device is so much more than a content consumption tool, because students can use an iPad for hands-on learning. They can move items across the screen, write about a topic, and document their learning using audio and visual tools.
No Rubber Bands Required
I want to introduce you to a virtual manipulative app and demonstrate a few different ways that it can be used in an elementary school classroom to address concepts outlined in the Common Core State Standards while promoting higher-order thinking skills. Geoboard, by the Math Learning Center is a versatile app that provides a rubber-band free alternative to traditional geoboards. It lets students pick and choose from two different boards and lots of virtual rubber bands to create shapes.
If you are selling your lesson plans online already or are thinking about getting started you’ll want to check out Syllabuy. Now is a great time to set up a shop on Syllabuy since sellers will pay no transaction fees and earn 100% commission on shop sales until 2015. Features for sellers include: a simple product management system, the ability to put products on sale and create coupon codes, real-time feedback on product performance, and monthly payments via PayPal.
Syllabuy is a program from FundingFactory, the nation’s largest e-waste recycling fundraiser. Although Syllabuy is still in BETA, they already have thousands of lessons, activities, worksheets and other resources in all subjects available, most of them free or very low-cost. Many of the lessons are CCSS aligned and it’s free to create an account on Syllabuy – you only pay when purchasing a resource.