Online Resources to Teach the Ancient World

Using technology to teach the ancient world might seem like an interesting choice. Civilizations from long ago would surely have a difficult time wrapping their head around the types of devices students use in their classrooms. There are a variety of online resources that give students and teachers access to history and social studies resources. […]

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Door 24 Plus: Math Fact & Computational Fluency Game

Door 24 Plus is a free iPad math app for students in grades 1-8.  It works to establish students’ fact fluency and then builds computational fluency.  Door 24 Plus requires students to solve problems using basic facts, number sense and algebraic thinking.  This iPad app contains two games: Snargg Splatt to develop fact fluency and Victor […]

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Peppy Pals: EduGame for Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills

Peppy Pals Farm and Peppy Pals Beach are two apps designed to teach emotional intelligence, empathy, collaboration and social skills in a playful way.  The folks at Peppy Pals have worked with well-known psychologists and experts in the field of human-computer interaction to create valuable apps for students. With Peppy Pals’ games, kids explore emotions, empathy and feelings […]

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Easy Spelling Aid iPad App for Home & School Support

Easy Spelling Aid is an iPad app that supports students with a variety of needs.  Kids can work through exercises at home or at school to learn how to spell and write any word.  The simple and straightforward app is easy to use.  It uses speech recognition to determine what words students need help spelling. .. […]

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3 Screencasting Resources for the Flipped Teacher

Teachers looking to flip their classrooms can explore a variety of tools. Screencasting is the process of recording what you are doing on your tablet or computer. It’s like taking a screenshot but includes audio and video recording too. In the flipped classroom screencasts can be used to create the video clips you ask students […]

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The World Factbook: Informational Text & Research iPad App

If you grew up using encyclopedia books to find information for a research report you’ll definitely appreciate The World Factbook 2015 HD app.  This iPad app is full of tons of information on more than 250 countries and territories.  Students can use this as a resource for gathering information or to simply explore informational text […]

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Motion Math: Pizza! Gamify Elementary Math Skills

Motion Math: Pizza! is one of my favorite iPad math games for students.  This super fun app gives students the power to design their own pizza and deliver it across town.  They’ll have to price out ingredients, navigate a grid, and make decisions as they build their business.  As an adult playing this app I’ve […]

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Introduction to DNA with a Playful Puzzle Tablet App

DNA Play is a fantastic app from the folks at Avokiddo.  I love the idea of introducing students to the basic concept of DNA with a simple and playful game.  Kids will learn how to build creatures by completing a series of DNA puzzles. They can get creative and experiment with crazy mutations of different body parts […]

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Spiraled Technology Skills Curriculum from Sunburst Digital: Teach Coding, Programming and More!

There are so many fantastic apps and websites that help students explore computer science skills.  Sunburst Digital has chosen three favorite applications to create a specialized curriculum for K-12 students.  They have designed a curriculum that helps children in elementary, middle and high school develop 21st century digital skills.  As more and more schools and […]

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ActivityCircle: Engaging K-12 Learning Platform

This past year I shared Frolyc, a fantastic learning activity creation and collaboration platform.  Frolyc has recently changed their name to ActivityCircle – a great description for a platform that has always focused on learning activities.  It facilitates collaboration amongst teachers, amongst students, and between teachers and students. With ActivityCircle, users can design learning activities, assign these creations to students, and […]

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