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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7 Favorite Creation Apps for Student Creators

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 is a must. Which creation apps are your favorite? Students who are “making” to demonstrate their […]

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Julliard Open Studios: Musical App from Touchpress

You might be familiar with some of Touchpress’ amazing apps like The Elements or Barefoot World Atlas.  A new app that is free to download is Julliard Open Studios.  It includes access to content that brings The Julliard School to the screen of your iPad. With one episode to explore (and more available with a […]

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Sneak Peek: Otus Plus Web Platform and New Features

I’m excited to share with you a sneak peak of the learning management system (LMS) from Otus Plus.  The redesigned Otus web-based platform is now live and brings the power of the iPad app to web browsers.  This LMS is adaptable to different teaching styles and perfect for one-to-one classrooms.  This new web-based platform, and updated […]

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Big Update! Powerful New Features in iTunes U

iTunes U has been a transformative tool for educators working with students on iPads.  Teachers can design courses that include a variety of media, assignments and materials all in one organized place. The new iTunes U update adds lots of exciting features to this powerful app.  In addition to the in-course group discussions users can now […]

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TinyTap Insights: Analytics for Teachers

Earlier this year I shared TinyTap, a fantastic creation tools for teachers and students.  They’ve just launched Insights, a data management tool to leverage your favorite TinyTap lessons into quantifiable teaching resources. TinyTap was designed to give teachers the power to create interactive lessons for students. They now give teachers the tools to see real-time analytics. This includes […]

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EdTech Tip: Preparing Students for Google Hangouts

Here’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! Google Hangouts makes it easy to connect with people from around the globe, right from the classroom. Students who participate in Google Hangouts should be prepared for the experience. It is important that they understand their role, know […]

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The Brainstormer – iOS and Apple Watch Storytelling App

Next week I’ll be sharing ideas for storytelling with the Apple Watch at ISTE in Philadelphia.  One app that I’ve been excited about is The Brainstormer  which is available for iPhones, iPads, and now the Apple Watch.  With a tap of the screen users will see a new plot, subject and setting appear.  The dials […]

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Imagine Easy Scholar: Tools for Students and Teachers

Imagine Easy Scholar has terrific tools for students and teachers that can support English Language Arts instruction and used across the content areas.  Students can use the Scholar Annotation Tool (Google Chrome Extension) to highlight text directly on a website. The highlighted information is saved to a digital notecard, where they can then add more information […]

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