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 →

6 Exciting AR Apps for Student Learning with #ScannableTech

6 Exciting AR Apps for Student Learning with #ScannableTech

Augmented reality (AR) can serve a variety of purposes in your classroom. This exciting technology layers virtual content on top of the real world, providing an opportunity for students to interact with content in a completely new way. It’s important to think of augmented reality as more than just a gimmick. Sure, it grabs students’ attention, but you want to make sure that it also sustains meaningful learning. I’ve written… Read Article →

Adobe Spark Publishing Tools for Web Browsers & iOS Apps

Adobe Spark Publishing Tools for Web Browsers & iOS Apps

Big news today from Adobe! They’ve rebranded three of my favorite free apps for publishing and they’re now ALL web friendly. This means you can now use Adobe Spark Post (formerly Post), Adobe Spark Page (formerly Slate), and Adobe Spark Video (formerly Voice) on Chromebooks and iPads. Over the past few months I’ve shared how much I love these tools when visiting schools and speaking at conferences across the country. This… Read Article →

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Free Book Creator Training for Teachers: Join Me This Summer!

I’m so excited to partner with the Book Creator team to bring teachers a special set of webinars this summer! Over the next few months I will host a weekly kick off series for teachers getting started with Book Creator and a special monthly series for teachers looking to take their work to the next level. Getting Started Session 1 – Wednesday, May 25th @ 7pm EST Overview of Book… Read Article →

Scribble Press Deluxe: Book Creation for Kids

Scribble Press Deluxe: Book Creation for Kids

Are your students using digital tools to create content or consume content? Scribble Press Deluxe is a fantastic mobile book creation platform by the folks at Fingerprint. It encourages creative writing and gives students access to drawing tools on their devices. You might already be familiar with Scribble Press but their new version, Scribble Press Deluxe takes this tool to the next level. Students can create stories through writing, drawing, animation, video… Read Article →

Olympians Who Persevered: ELA & Math Practice Assignments from Edcite

Olympians Who Persevered: ELA & Math Practice Assignments from Edcite

It’s time for Round 3 of the Edcite Olympic Games series! The folks at Edcite have shared assignments about Olympians who persevered when faced with obstacles. It’s a great way to engage students in standards-based ELA and math practice and teach them to never give up. In case Edcite is new to you, it’s a free platform that offers an extensive library full of teacher-created assignments.The assignments use technology-enhanced question types,… Read Article →