Video Tutorials to Learn & Review: Virtual Nerd Mobile Math

Video tutorials are a great way for students to review and learn new concepts.  Whether you’re looking for a way to flip your classroom, kick off a lesson, or provide extra resources for students, Pearson’s Virtual Nerd Mobile Math has a library of videos to choose from. This app gives you the opportunity to search […]

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12 Apps for the One iPad Classroom

You don’t have to be in a one to one iPad classroom to integrate this powerful tablet into your everyday routine. Not every classroom is 1:1 and many teachers find resources for one tablet classroom a bit frustrating as much of edTech focuses on 1:1 classrooms. If you’re not a 1:1 classroom, there are still a […]

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Google Hangouts in Your Classroom: Virtual Guest Speakers

Google Hangouts are a fantastic tool for connecting with colleagues, other classrooms and experts in the field.  If you aren’t able to take your students to a Civil War battlefield or a National Park, or just can’t afford to fly a guest speaker to come to a school assembly, try organizing a Google Hangout. This […]

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Abraham Lincoln on iPads: Informational Text & Primary Sources

Another great app for teaching American History or exploring a biography, Abraham Lincoln Interactive is a fantastic choice for using with students. In addition to a photo gallery and slideshow of quotes, this interactive textbook lets kids access video and see primary source documents.  The first few chapters of the book are free and an in […]

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How-To: Link Images to QR Codes

QR Codes are a fantastic way to take students directly to a website and I’ve shared tons of ways I like to use them!  If you want your students to find a picture without doing a Google Image search, it’s easy to create a QR code that takes students directly to a photograph. 1. Do […]

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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: A Super Fun App

I’m a huge fan of apps that promote STEM concepts and here is another programming app to check out.  Cargo-Bot is a puzzle 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 come to life on […]

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19 Posts You Can Also Read in Spanish!

You may have heard about my collaboration with the Spanish language EdTech website Tecducacion.  They are a great resource for Spanish speaking teachers and students looking for resources to use in their classroom.  I’ve been lucky enough to partner up with fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Suzanne Rubenstein to share some of my posts on their […]

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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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