Kickstarter Project: Storyverse 3D Book

If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it’s a terrific website that gives individuals and small businesses the opportunity to raise funding to put their ideas into action. Storyverse is a unique 3D styled popup book platform that contains character driven stories.  They’re working to create an engaging product that gives kids a chance to read, play and […]

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TheO SmartBall for Active Learning

Designed for elementary school-aged children and special education students, TheO SmartBall enhances learning in the classroom with physical activity and engagement.  TheO SmartBall can provide an opportunity for self-directed learning, and is a simple way to introduce technology into a variety of learning environments. All  you have to do is download one of the Physical […]

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News-O-Matic for Kid-Friendly Current Events

Sharing current events with students is so important but it is often challenging to find appropriate content for elementary schoolers.  News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for kids available on both iOS and Android devices (the app will soon be available on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets).  It provides engaging nonfiction text for  young readers to help them learn about the […]

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Fall Announcements, Special Offers, and a Quick Favor!

As you get ready to head back to school I want to share some news, special offers, and ask for a quick favor! Over the next few months I’ll be visiting Nebraska, Utah, Tennessee, and New Jersey to share some of my favorite activities for using iPads with students!  If you’re interested in professional development or workshops […]

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Use ZipGrade to Grade Assessments

As you’re headed back to school this year you may want to check out ZipGrade.  It’s a great product for teachers who are tired of grading multiple choice tests by hand or waiting their turn to feed each student’s answer sheet through a Scantron machine.  This provides answer sheet templates (20, 50, or 100 questions) that you can print […]

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School 4 One: Smooth iPad Workflow

is a fantastic platform that helps teachers manage workflow in their one-to-one iPad classrooms.  It was designed to make managing classrooms with multiple devices easier for educators.  Teachers can share files and assignments with students who can then annotate those documents from within the app and send the final product back to their teachers.  Teachers can […]

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Quick Flashcard Creation with Synopsis

I’ve shared a handful of great study tools and Synopsis is one to add to your list.  It’s an iPad app for students that lets users open up and read any PDF document and create notes by highlighting different sections of the text.  Kids can then modify the notes they have created by adding their own text. This free […]

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Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom

A paperless classroom on your wish list? Going paperless is a hot topic in edTech these days and shows lots of improvement on the traditional style of teaching from a pile of papers. Even students are weighing in that paperless teaching has positively impacted their ability to connect with other students and their work. While […]

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Skaffl Mobile Learning Platform for One-to-One iPad Classrooms

Skaffl is a mobile learning platform for classrooms with access to one to one iPad technology.  Whether students use the same devices everyday or share them with other classes in a cart, Skaffl works to make one to one instruction easy for teachers and engaging for students.  It was designed by a former teacher and […]

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Learn Students’ Names with Name-Coach.com

As you get ready to head back-to school you may want to check out Name-Coach.com.  This website helps teachers learn students’ names easily and without the stress of trying to memorize pronunciations on the spot.  With its free Student Name Directory, teachers share a single link with their students that sends them to a dedicated page for your […]

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