Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! The beginning of the school year is often a time when teachers stop and think about the best way to communicate with their students’ parents. We all know how important it is for caregivers to stay informed […]

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Drawp for School: A Collaborative Classroom Tool

Students of all ages need to learn to work together and there is a fantastic app that promotes collaboration in elementary school classrooms.  Drawp for School is a powerful app for tablets that works on both iPads and Android devices.  It’s easy-to-use and contains tons of great features for promoting a collaborative learning environment in your […]

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Storyline Online for Read Aloud Videos

Read alouds are such an important part of an elementary classroom’s literacy block.  If you’re looking for a new way to share stories with your students, or simply want a resource to share with parents, you have to check out Storyline Online.  Presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, this site has videos of well-known actors reading your […]

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Create and Share Activities with ChallengeU Online Platform

ChallengeU is an online educational platform that allows teachers to create and share learning activities. Teachers can make content available to students anywhere at anytime, and ChallengeU is compatible on all devices and completely free. Teachers can upload different file types and student questions all in the same activity. Students can then hand in assignments in the […]

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CodeHS for Computer Science

Preparing students for careers of the future is so important!  CodeHS is a comprehensive curriculum to help educators teach coding.  Their mission is to help anyone and everyone learn computer science skills.  CodeHS has tools for teaching and learning computer science in the classroom or at home – including a self-paced online curriculum. . CodeHS […]

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Gamify Student Learning with Common Core Quest

If you’re looking for a way to engage students with Common Core content you’ll want to check out Common Core Quest.  Students are awarded ribbons for each Common Core Math and English Language Arts standard when they pass a level.  If a student doesn’t demonstrate mastery they are directed to specific resources, like videos and […]

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Transform Your Workflow with School 4 One

School 4 One is a tool for teachers managing a one to one iPad classroom.  Their learning platform can transform your workflow by placing cloud storage and feedback tools all in one place.  Teachers can track their students’ performance as they address the Common Core State Standards.  School 4 One makes it easy to assign […]

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Make Your Own Flashcards!

Synopsis is a completely free iPad app for students that lets users create notes by highlighting different sections of a PDF document.  Kids can then modify the notes they have created by adding their own text. Synopsis gives kids the power to summarize any text so they won’t need to go back to a PDF document to study material.  Each individual note can […]

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Number Frames: App for Arrays, Operations & Fractions

I’ve shared some of my favorite free apps from the Math Learning Center like (Number Pieces, Number Line, and Geoboard).  Number Frames is a fantastic iOS and web app that helps students create arrays.  They can construct frames of numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and […]

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Shadow Puppet is iOS 8 Compatible!

Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite digital storytelling apps and they have big news related to the launch of iOS 8.  Their iPad app, Shadow Puppet Edu is now compatible with iOS 8, iPhone 6, and 6 Plus.  They’ve added a few new iOS 8 specific features like the ability to save to iCloud Drive […]

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