Learn About Emotions with Open-Ended Peppy Pals Reggy's Playdate 1

Learn About Emotions with Open-Ended Peppy Pals Reggy’s Playdate

Last year I shared Peppy Pals, an app that helps children develop emotional intelligence.  The folks behind Peppy Pals have just released a fourth app on iOS –  Peppy Pals Reggy’s Play Date to help children learn about emotions. This an open-ended game features Reggy the dog and focuses more on different emotions and empathy. It is designed for children ages 4-8 and contains no language, in-app purchases or score stress.  …. If you remember the Tamagotchi toy popular two decades… Read Article →

Money Pieces App for Teaching Values and Relationships 1

Money Pieces App for Teaching Values and Relationships

In the past few years I’ve shared some of my favorite apps from The Math Learning Center. Their new Money Pieces helps students visualize and understand money values and relationships. Versions of the app are available for web browsers as well as downloads for Apple, Windows, and Chrome devices. Money Pieces provides students two versions of coins and bills: virtual currency pieces that replicate the appearance and relative size of… Read Article →

Cloudschool Free Learning Management System for Teachers 1

Cloudschool Free Learning Management System for Teachers

 Cloudschool.org is a learning management system (LMS) that provides a simple, free way for teachers to plan and deliver lessons online. Teachers can publish lessons, homework, and assignments for students to access on any device – without students needing a log-in. Teachers can use Cloudshool’s simple tools to create dynamic, multimedia-rich courses. Each lesson can be linked to curriculum standard and teachers can reuse or modify lessons. … After teachers have created… Read Article →

17 Apps for Science Experiments on iPads

17 Apps for Science Experiments: Instructions, Inspiration & Publishing Tools

I recently hosted a webinar for the folks at SimpleK12 highlighting apps teachers can incorporate into science experiments. On this list you’ll find apps that offer inspiration, include step-by-step instructions and provide a way for students to publish lab reports. Do you have a favorite? Add it to the comments section below! Science Experiments on Tablets from Monica Burns

Flocabulary Educational Hip-Hop Videos and FREE Trial 1

Flocabulary Educational Hip-Hop Videos and FREE Trial

Flocabulary is a terrific resource for teachers looking for engaging, educational videos to share with students. These hip-hop music videos present students with information on a variety of topics. A great choice for hooking students at the beginning of a lesson to grab their attention and prompt a discussion. Teachers can use these videos for review at the end of the unit or have students watch at home in a… Read Article →

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Learn Basic Principles of Sound with Sound Uncovered

Students can learn the basic principles of sound with the Sound Uncovered app from Exploratorium.  This very interesting app is full of information to help students of all ages better understand sound.  Although this is a concept that might feel hard to explain, Sound Uncovered makes the topic more accessible for students. Using the high quality sound of an iPad, Sound Uncovered lets users explore the basic principles of sound.  It… Read Article →

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 →