Language Arts Activities in the Science Classroom with Science4Us

Cross-curricular experiences are essential for students of all ages.  We know from real world experience that science and literacy can go hand in hand. In addition to providing a complete K-2 science curriculum that meets Next Generation Science Standards, Science4Us integrates language arts activities that help children practice a number of literacy skills such as: understanding of the […]

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Call for Stories! Do you use QR Codes or Augmented Reality?

Greetings! I’m working on a new book project and collecting stories on scannable technology. If you have something great to share – from your classroom, school, or work you do with students – I’d love to share your stories with readers. This could be a daily lesson, extended project, an idea of your own or […]

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Wimbledon iPad App: Sports Data for the Math Classroom

Using sports data in the math classroom is a great way to hook students with real world numbers. Whether you are creating word problems or graphing data, there is so much information available related to sports.  The Championships, Wimbledon 2015 app for iPads is full of data that can be incorporated into classroom instruction.  Students […]

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Scoodle Jam Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers

Scoodle Jam is an interactive whiteboard app that lets students connect their screens.  It’s a dynamic app that has tons of uses in the classroom.  Students can collaborate on projects and work together to on a variety of activities.  They can access graphic organizers and different types of paper tailored for tasks designed by teachers. […]

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MindNote Mind Mapping App for iPads and Apple Watch

Recently I shared some of my favorite apps for the writing process and here’s another to add to the list.  MindNote is a mind mapping app for iPads that lets users organize their ideas.  It can be used for a variety of tasks including character mapping, story brainstorming, and study support.  You might have students […]

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The Common Core and Digital Skills Development

Here’s a preview of my post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a powerful set of expectations for student learning that has been adopted by districts across the country. One of the phrases associated with this document is college and career readiness. As we prepare […]

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Book Creator App FREE for Windows Tablets

Book Creator is one of my favorite apps for students.  I shared it at two poster sessions at ISTE this week (links to math session & writing session) and heard lots of stories from teachers using it in their classrooms.  This powerful mobile app is now available for Windows tablets and is completely free for […]

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25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process

I’m at ISTE today sharing some favorites during my poster session 25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process! View the presentation here: Click here for upcoming events or email ClassTechTips@gmail.com to schedule on-site or virtual visits! ..

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7 Apps for Student Creators

Here’s a preview of my post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Creation-based tasks promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning. Whether you’re teaching in a project-based learning classroom, engaging students with authentic assessments, or committed to pushing students to analyze and synthesize, providing opportunities for creation […]

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Choosing CORE Math Apps for Your K-5 Classroom!

I’m at ISTE today sharing some favorites during my poster session “Choosing CORE Math Apps for Your K-5 Classroom!”  View the presentation here: Click here for upcoming events or email ClassTechTips@gmail.com to schedule on-site or virtual visits

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