Otus the Mobile Learning Tool for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

If you are in a one-to-one iPad classroom Otus is a new app worth checking out.  It combines some of the best classroom and behavior management features found in other apps – assessment, polling, split screen, web browser – into one place.  Created by two middle school educators in Illinois, this app was designed to solve […]

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Learningpod for Common Core Test Prep Practice

For teachers looking for free practice test questions Learningpod is worth checking out.  They have over 47,000 questions including content for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Teachers can find and assign question sets for students and keep track of their progress.  It works on multiple devices and has tons of question sets to choose from […]

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Cargo-Bot Programming Game and Coding App for Kids

I’m a huge fan of apps that promote STEM concepts and here is another programming game and mobile app to check out.  Cargo-Bot is a puzzle programming game where players need to show a robot how to move by giving it a set of directions. As they program each move, kids will see the instructions […]

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SkyView Free – Explore the Universe!

 As a big fan of apps that bring the world to your fingertips, I’m very excited for the new FREE version of SkyView.  With this app students can point their device towards the sky and see where stars, planets and constellations are located.  Users can access extra information on each celestial body and activate the […]

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Murky Reef iPad Apps for Early Elementary ELA, Math & Science

For ELA, Math and Science comprehension activities, check out this series of Murky Reef iPad apps for first and second grade students.  With content aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Murky Reef engages students with high quality content as they explore an underwater world.  They’ll see jellyfish, an octopus, pufferfish and more as they […]

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iTunes U for Curriculum Resources

Schools across the country are using iTunes U to connect students with course material and transform the workflow of their classrooms. If you’re not in a one to one iPad school, iTunes U is still a fantastic resource. By searching through the open courses available in this app, you can locate materials to use in your […]

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Kids Can Learn to Program with Tynker

I’ve already shared some of my favorite coding apps and here is another super fun choice for elementary and middle school students. Tynker is full of different activities that help students understand the building blocks of coding. Whether they are interested in STEM careers or simply like solving puzzles, Tynker is engaging and fun.   […]

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Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!

I am so excited to launch my second Udemy course! “Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!” This course can be taken at your own pace and includes 20+ videos that can be played, paused, and watched over and over! In this course, you will learn how to make QR codes, […]

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Talking QR Codes!

QR codes are such a fantastic resource for students – especially those who need a little extra support.  QR voice is a free web tool that truly makes your QR codes start talking! You can type a sentence into the text box on their website (100 characters or less) and  QR voice will generate a […]

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AirPlay in the iPad Classroom: Project Student Work

I love my Apple TV and even brought it into my classroom to try out last year.  My goal was to use the mirroring feature to project my iPad screen without being tethered to the projector.  A great alternative to using an Apple  TV is Reflector which can be downloaded to your laptop.  It’s super easy […]

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