Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

The folks at Odeum are developing customizable and ready-to-go educational games for teachers.  These role-playing games apply to a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, literature and more. Educators can choose from games that feature Macbeth and Anne Frank or use different historical environments for customizable activities. Their “plug-and-play” kits of theaters, actors, and scene maps cover different topics and […]

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Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. A print disability is described as blindness, low vision, a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or a learning disability, like dyslexia. Bookshare has an extensive collection of educational and popular […]

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3 Reasons Teachers are Excited About Coding

Here’s my new post for Kami’s blog about! Click here to check out the original. Teachers with access to technology tools in their classroom are excited about coding! Learning the foundations of computer programming is easier than ever for students with a mobile device in their hand. There are now apps and websites geared towards students of all ages, making […]

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Creative Art App for Youngsters: Tiny Nature Artist

Tiny Nature Artist combines photography and illustration tools so students can create artwork using everyday items and their tablet. A drawing prompt will appear on the screen to help guide students through creative art projects. The tools within this app are easy to use and perfect for youngsters looking to create pictures with everyday objects. Learn […]

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Match, Sort & Classify Shapes with Shape Gurus App

Learning how to match, sort and classify shapes is an essential math skill. With Shape Gurus students can access a collection of shape puzzles. This app is designed for preschoolers and has a colorful, intuitive user interface. Students will move through an interactive story as they practice basic math skills. Shape Gurus is simple for kids […]

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Music Memos: Easy Recording & Sound Mixing on iPads

Music Memos is a super cool iOS app full of features for users of all ages. With this iPad and iPhone app students can record ideas for songs with a simple tap of their screen. Built into this app are virtual band members who let users hear their tunes with a drummer and bass player on backup. […]

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KidzType Online Keyboarding Practice

KidzType is a website full of keyboarding exercises designed to help children develop typing skills. This site includes animated activities that ask students to complete a series of exercises to move up in level. They can choose from a variety of modules with talking animals guiding them through each level. This tool offers support for […]

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Using Augmented Reality for Writing Prompts

Here’s my new post for LitLife’s blog about using augmented reality as a literacy tool! Check out LitLife’s blog for more posts and literacy tips. Educational technology in the literacy classroom can take many forms. There are tools helping students collaborate with peers and ways for students to publish writing to share with the real […]

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Virtual Reality Lessons & Grant Application from Nearpod

When I visit schools to host workshops, one of my favorite tools to share with teachers is Nearpod. It’s a platform I used as a teacher in a one-to-one classroom and teachers I meet immediately see the power of this interactive tool. Nearpod has now added a virtual reality component to their engaging lessons. With […]

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Comprehensive Advanced Placement® Program to Support AP® Success

Students in an Advanced Placement® program can benefit from support outside of the classroom. These tests have high expectations for student mastery of content and can be overwhelming if students aren’t prepared appropriately. McGraw-Hill Education has designed a comprehensive, three‑step, Advanced Placement Program solution to support students. The AP advantage program suite includes personalized resources for students to […]

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