DiskoPets Educational Cartoon Game for Kids

DiskoPets Educational Cartoon Game for Kids

Looking for an educational game with cartoon characters? DiskoPets is an online, cartoon-based virtual world designed to provide students with a customizable educational experience. Currently in Kickstarter mode, DiskoPets was created to keep students entertained as they interact with an educational cartoon that includes a variety of content. They will adopt a pet and explore the cartoon world as they move through different games.  … DiskoPets gives students space to be… Read Article →

LibriVox Free Audio Books: Search & Download Classics

LibriVox Free Audio Books: Search & Download Classics

If you read on a digital device you’ve probably searched through the free books category and found books in the public domain. There are many classic pieces of literature teachers and students can download to read for free on their smartphone or tablet. Started over 10 years ago, LibriVox is a fantastic online resource for free audio books – letting users everywhere search and download audio files of classics. LibriVox uses… Read Article →

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives-min

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives

Looking for quality, free resources for your classroom? The National Archives apps and web resources are perfect for K-12 classrooms. Teachers can access lots of primary source documents, video clips, and interactive ebooks for students. All of these resources are totally free and you’ll find tools that work on mobile devices and web browsers. National Archives Apps & Web Tools DocsTeach DocsTeach has a fantastic website (in addition to their iOS and Android apps)… Read Article →

6 Ways to Use Book Creator in Science Classrooms-min

6 Ways to Use Book Creator in Science Classrooms

I love Book Creator! It is one of my favorite tools to share with teachers when I visit schools to talk about meaningful technology integration. There are some pretty clear connections to publishing the type of student work we’re used to seeing in English Language Arts classroom. Creating a book to tell the story of a special moment and designing a comic book for an imagined fairy tale are two… Read Article →

Shakespeare eBooks from The New Book Press-min

Shakespeare eBooks from The New Book Press

This month marks Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday and you’re bound to find information popping up about this great playwright. Teaching this 17th century writer to 21st century student can be tough – that’s where Shakespeare eBooks come in play. The The New Book Press’ WordPlay Shakespeare eBook series breathes new life into reading the Bard, by putting a filmed performance next to the text. Now, actors “walk onto the page” making comprehension easier and quicker… Read Article →

Buncee’s Newest Feature Stitching-min

Buncee’s Newest Feature: Stitching A Collaboration Tool for Students

Buckle up! Buncee has some exciting news. This powerful, yet easy-to-use, cloud-based creation and presentation tool has recently added a new feature called clip and stitch. This feature lets teachers combine their students’ slides to create a single, awesome Buncee. Not yet familiar with Buncee? Before diving into the new feature, here’s a quick introduction. Students love its simplicity. In seconds, Buncee puts them in the driver’s seat and engages them in… Read Article →

CommonLit Online Resource for Fiction and Nonfiction Passages-min

CommonLit Online Resource for Fiction and Nonfiction Passages

Searching for fiction or nonfiction passages is a challenge when you’re looking for that just-right short text. CommonLit is a website full of leveled passages for students in fifth through twelfth grade. It organizes texts into collections to make it easy for teachers to find a passage to share with their students. When you visit ComminLit’s website you’ll find different collections to explore. These collections are organized by themes including: Power & Greed,… Read Article →

Must-Have

11 Must-Have Tech Resources for Parents

As a classroom teacher, parents often came to me looking for mobile apps, websites and resources to help their children grow as students. This list can be shared with families at a back-to-school night or open house. You might choose a few of these ideas to share on a monthly newsletter or simply forward this blog post to families. Here are a few of my favorite tech resources for parents!… Read Article →

TRAIN Classroom Management Data Collection Tool-min

TRAIN Classroom Management Data Collection Tool

Are you collecting useful data? The numbers and information we have access to on each student rarely tells the whole picture. The folks at TRAIN (Teachers Reporting Any Incidents and Needs) have created an app to help educators collect school-wide data on classroom management data challenges. Teachers can enter reports on students behavior in seconds – and address urgent issues right away. With TRAIN educators can provide more consistent feedback about their students to… Read Article →

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience-min

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience

Sometimes augmented reality can feel like a gimmick. It’s just like any type of technology – it should address specific learning objectives and connect to long-term goals for students. On first look, the Live Butterflies augmented reality app might feel like a simple AR experience. What I love about this app and many other augmented reality favorites is how it can engage students with interactive learning experiences. Live Butterflies is an app… Read Article →