Mark Your Calendars! Spring and Summer PD

This year I’ve had the opportunity to travel across the country to visit schools and talk to teachers about thoughtful ways to integrate technology into their instruction.  From California to New York, Utah to Nebraska, Tennessee to Texas, I’ve met passionate teachers who are looking to energize their lessons and engage their students using technology…

Tocomail Drawing Board

Earlier this year I shared Tocomail, a communication tools for classrooms.   Tocomail is fun for kids and can be used in various classroom projects.  In addition to simple text communication kids can create drawings and incorporate images in their drawings.  They can send these projects to their teacher and even receive replies. …… Tocomail’s…

Noggin for Educational Videos on iPads

If you’re familiar with the educational channel Noggin you have a good idea of the different kinds of content they provide for young viewers.  The television channel includes programs like Allegra’s Window and Oswald. This app includes a long list of content including music for children.  Users can try out a free trial before deciding…

OctoPlus iPad Math Game: Skill Practice Activity

OctoPlus is a new iPad math game geared towards young children and students working towards grade level proficiency.  It reinforces key addition skills with interactive games.  In the Parent Zone adults can monitor their child’s progress to keep track of what they’ve accomplished.  There is even a reward system (also known as the OctoStore) where students can…