SoundSwaps for Spelling & Reading Practice

SoundSwaps is an iPad app designed for students with dyslexia and other auditory based spelling and reading disorders.  With a bright and colorful, kid-friendly interface Soundswaps works with students on a few different skills.  This includes levels on word families, and initial and final sounds in words.  There are also activities that help students practice […]

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Pre-order Announcement! New iBook on QR Codes and the Classroom

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 […]

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Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

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, try […]

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Syllabuy: Teacher Marketplace for Buying & Selling Lessons

If you are selling your lesson plans online already or are thinking about getting started you’ll want to check out Syllabuy.  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.  Syllabus is a program from FundingFactory, the […]

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iAnnotate for PDFs (with a Special Offer!)

I’m a big fan of iAnnotate – it’s an app that I use personally and professionally and if you work with PDFs you’ll definitely want to check it out!  Teachers and students are seeing the benefit of going paperless, especially when deciding whether or not to print huge PDF documents just so they can highlight […]

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Chalkup: New Rubric Feature for Quick Grading

I’ve shared some of the reasons that I like Chalkup as a platform for students and teachers.  They now have a new feature that you’ll want to check out – rubrics that make it simple to assess and grade student projects and assignments.  As educators we know the importance of using assessment tools like rubrics […]

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The H&R Block Budget Challenge: Financial Literacy

The H&R Block Budget Challenge has just launched and now teachers can register to win classroom grants and student scholarships.  It’s designed to help kids learn budgeting and financial discipline skills early by presenting financial literacy in a fun and playful context.  Students will be given real-world problems to tackle that they can apply to their […]

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MelonPrep for Customizable Assessments

MelonPrep is a practice platform for students developed by Carnegie Mellon Alumni.  It is designed to help students retain what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to real world situations.  Students can choose from a range of topics and concepts. There are over 100,000 questions across the content areas.  MelonPrep lets students quiz from […]

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Pave the Way with ClassDojo!

ClassDojo is a fantastic management tool that can truly transform student behavior in your classroom.  Their mission is to help teachers improve behavior quickly and easily.  Teachers can use ClassDojo’s website or one of their mobile apps to capture and generate data on behavior that can be shared with par ents and administrators. Each student […]

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Create Engaging Video Lessons with Zaption

Zaption is a fantastic web app that gives teachers the power to create their own video lessons using a variety of multimedia.  Combining still images, YouTube clips, and more, teachers can design the perfect video to share with their students.  They can also add interactive elements like quizzes and drawings. With Zaption content comes alive for students […]

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