Seedling Comic Studio: Digital Storytelling App

Seedling Comic Studio is an iPad app for making comic books.  By combining photographs with backgrounds and stickers, students can tell their own stories.  Graphic novels and comic books are fantastic ways to get students excited about reading.  If you’re looking to keep students interested in the writing process, a comic book can be a great […]

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Space Chef iPad Healthy Eating Game

Space Chef is a new iPad app from the folks at the Lawrence Hall of Science designed to help students make healthy choices.  The Space Chef is a fast-paced game where students combine ingredients to make healthy meals.  With this app students will see that a handful of nutritious ingredients can come together to make […]

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Quick Math: Practice Mental Math Facts Anywhere!

Developing mental math facts are an important foundational skill.  It can help boost a student’s confidence as they work through complex, multi-step math problems.  Quick Math is fantastic iPad app that turns mental math practice into a game for students.  It uses handwriting recognition so students can write their response on the screen and move through […]

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HowStuffWorks App: Articles, Videos and Podcasts for iOS & Android

HowStuffWorks is an awesome app from the folks at HowStuffWorks.com.  Just like the website, the HowStuffWorks app for iOS and Android gives users easy access to articles, videos, podcasts, quizzes and more.  Students and teachers can view videos or listen to podcasts straight from their mobile device.  There are also articles that provide information to readers on […]

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8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

Pinterest is a fantastic resource for teachers.  With tons of searchable activities and lesson plans it’s the perfect place to go to gather ideas for your classroom.  Here’s a list of Pinterest pages for math teachers: Math Games  On this collaborative math games board you’ll find hundreds of pins for a variety of math games. There […]

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H&R Block Budget Challenge and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

A core component of college and career readiness is an understanding of financial literacy.  These essential real world skills can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge and accompanying lesson plans are terrific resources for teachers looking to integrate financial literacy into their curriculum.  The H&R Block Budget Challenge simulation replicates real life […]

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One More Story Online Library for Read Alouds

Listening to stories read aloud is an important literacy skill that help students build comprehension and a love for reading.  One More Story is an online library of children’s illustrated books set to music and read aloud.  Students can choose from a wide variety of books with stories from authors like Ezra Jack Keats, Eve Bunting […]

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Adobe Slate on the Web: iPad & Browser Creation Tool

Creation tools empower students to tell their own stories and demonstrate their understanding.  I’m a big fan of Adobe Slate which is available on the web and on iOS devices.  This powerful tool lets users create their own visual presentations hosted on the web.  Students combine images, text, and links and choose from multiple themes. […]

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2015’s EdTech Trends in Review

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a fantastic time to look back on the big trends of 2015. Moving forward into a new year offers promises of continued innovation in the educational technology space. In classrooms across the country, educators are thinking about how to integrate technology into their instruction to engage students, […]

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5 Wintertime Mobile Apps: Read, Play & Craft

Changing seasons are a great time to pause and think about whether we are getting the most of an educational tool.  There are lots of mobile apps that can promote independent reading, provide inspiration, and connect to wintertime.  As you prepare for colder weather, let’s take a look at some favorite iPad apps for wintertime! […]

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