Getty Images on iPads: Database App with Photos

Getty Images is a fantastic app for accessing photographs on a wide range of subjects.  You can type in keywords to search a database of more than 60 million pictures. It’s easy to use and full of great content. Whether you are looking for an image to spark a discussion in your classroom, inspire students as a writing prompt, or […]

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Online Resource: DocsTeach from the National Archives

Primary source documents are essential pieces of the history puzzle to include in your social studies instruction.  I’ve shared some great iPad apps for accessing primary sources but there are a few websites that contain quality content that can be easily shared with your students. DocsTeach has a fantastic website (in addition to their iOS and […]

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My Channel One News Blog Posts

This past year I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to Channel One News’ blog.  I’ve shared some of my favorite EdTech trends, technology tools and iPad apps.  Here’s a list of some of my posts for their site – you can see a full list of my guest blog posts by clicking here.

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Udemy Apps for On-the-Go Learning

Between iTunes U, SimpleK12, Twitter, Pinterest and countless blogs, there are lots of places where you can explore a topic you’re interested in learning more about.  Udemy is a platform that I’ve used to create and share two courses.  In addition to an easy to navigate website, they have apps for iOS and Android devices that make […]

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Experience America HD Magazine

Experience America HD Magazine is a great free app for accessing high-interest informational text.  Created by USA Today, it includes dozens of articles on topics related to geography and notable landmarks. If you’re looking for text that can be used for leveled reading groups, stations, or to share during a Social Studies unit, check out this […]

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App Update: ClassDojo’s Shared Classes

ClassDojo is an app that I recommend to teachers all the time!  It’s a fantastic classroom management tool that can be used at all grade levels to keep track of student behavior data and make it easier to keep families informed.  This week they’ve released a new feature you’ll want to check out.  ClassDojo will […]

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Practice Storytelling with Toontastic

I’m a big fan of Toontastic and have had the opportunity to share this digital storytelling tool with teachers across the country.  Toontastic Jr. Pirates Puppet Theater is a great option for younger students exploring the basic concepts behind telling stories including characters, sequence and dialogue.  It’s a terrific app for getting students prepared to write their […]

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Scholastic News for Informational Text and Articles

One of my favorite online resources is Scholastic News.  This website is perfect for finding high quality informational texts about current events.  Each article contains nonfiction text features including captions, maps, sections headings and more. Scholastic News is a great resource for connecting current events issues to English Language Arts instruction or extending a lesson in […]

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Flickr Creative Commons Images for Teachers and Students

Whether you are teaching your students about digital citizenship or looking for images to use on your own, Flickr is a fantastic resource.  This website gives users the ability to search for Creative Commons images that can be used for a variety of purposes without infringing on copyright. It’s a necessary best practice for students conducting research […]

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Science Experiment iPad App: DIY Sun Science

DIY Sun Science is a fantastic app for letting students explore the natural world.  This science experiment iPad app is full of activities and information.  With this free app users can check out the solar system. Students, teachers and families can use this app as inspiration for science exploration.  DIY Sun Science is full of ideas […]

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