Imagination Playground 3D Builder App

On tablets students have the opportunity to create their own worlds.  With the 3D Builder App for iPads and Android devices, students can play with an endless supply of blocks and tools.  This app from Imagination Playground was designed to help students increase their play time and support child-directed play.  Students can work freely and use […]

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Kindoma for Shared Reading with Video Connection

Lots of teachers use Skype, Google Hangout or FaceTime to connect with other classrooms, guest speakers or special guests.  Kindoma Storytime is a very cool app that educators and families can use to connect readers.  With this iPad app two users can connect their screen and read stories together.  Complete with a webcam and built in […]

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4 Website Resources: Zoos and Animal Spaces

There are tons of fantastic online resources that can bring animals from around the world into your classroom.  Many zoos and organizations have web cams that let kids watch animals in action. Others have websites full of information on the different animals under a zoologist’s care.  Here are some great website resources that give teachers […]

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Explore Congress on iPads: Multimedia, Facts & Local Reps

MyCongress is an iPad app that helps students and teachers learn more about the folks that represent each state.  Users can search and bookmark different representatives.  The information with each entry includes Twitter links, video clips and information on each person’s background. This app could be used with students investigating their local representatives or learning more […]

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Try the Swifty App for iPad Coding Practice

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps to teach coding skills and if you’re looking to add to your own list definitely take a look at Swifty.  This iOS app includes quick tutorials to introduce users to the Swift programing language.  From the basics to more complex tasks, this app can help students build a foundation […]

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Collect Your Favorite Online Classroom Resources with appoLearning

Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of helping the folks at appoLearning rate and review educational apps.  Their new website has a fantastic tool for teachers that lets users group their favorite online resources – all in one place.  So if you have a handful of favorite websites, apps and videos that […]

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ClassDojo Groups: Monitor Participation & Collaboration

I’m a big fan of ClassDojo and always excited to share news on updates to this powerful classroom management tool.  ClassDojo lets teachers keep track of student behavior in their classroom and keep families informed of student progress.  They’ve just launched a new feature that is perfect for teachers who encourage students to work together. […]

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Stop Motion Studio Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers

Stop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app that can be used across the content areas.  Similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube or claymation characters moving across the screen.  In the classroom teachers are using this app to have students demonstrate their understanding of content in lots of subject […]

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ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary Classroom

ModernChalkboard.com has a large collections of SMART Board lessons for elementary school teachers.  Their Notebook lessons work with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems and cover a variety of topics. Created by the same team as SuperTeacherWorksheets, ModernChalkboard has tons of resources for teachers looking to energize their SMART Board lessons. There are plenty of interactive math […]

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Age of Explorers: iPad Game from the History Channel

There are lots of great educational apps from the History Channel, and I’ve shared a few I like earlier this year.  The new app Age of Explorers lets students navigate the seas alongside famous historical figures.  Completely free and plenty of fun, Age of Explorers asks students to follow the journey of different explorers from […]

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