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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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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