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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HMH Marketplace: Connecting Edtech Startups and Educators

Earlier this month Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched HMH Marketplace, an online destination for educators to discover, share and sell resources. To mark the launch and encourage innovation amongst educators, the company is hosting Curious Classroom, an online contest for teachers.  The contest is designed to spotlight effective and original resources that have fostered curiosity in […]

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Intro to United States: An Educational App From Montessorium

If you’re looking for apps for young learners Montessorium has a handful to check out.  One of my favorites is Intro to United States.  This app presents a map of the United States for students to explore.  They’ll tap on each state to learn its name and work through different activities. Students will learn the […]

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Plum’s Creaturizer from PBS for Elementary Story Prompts

Helping students find inspiration is an important role of teachers in elementary English Language Arts classrooms.  Students might explore books that they love or bring in photographs from home as they search for story ideas.  Another way for students to find inspiration for their writing or storytelling is to use pictures and prompts. Plum’s Creaturizer from […]

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