Introducing K-1 Equations with Online Pan Balance

I’ve shared some of the reasons that I love Happy Numbers and their great resources for elementary school students.  They have recently released a pan balance feature to help K-1 students understand equations.  This online tool makes it simple for teachers to introduce a concept that young children can find challenging. … This virtual tool […]

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9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

Here’s a preview of my new post on PD for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Many schools across the country have professional development days built into their calendar and regularly send teachers to sessions related to their discipline or passion. These are great opportunities to collaborate with staff members in […]

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Book Writer One – A Creation Tool for iPads

Last year I shared the app Book Writer which helps students publish their own work.  Book Writer has a simple and intuitive interface that makes it easy for users of all ages to create their very own multimedia enhanced book.  Students and teachers can add video, audio and text to the screen to make a […]

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Fantastic Student iBook: My Pet Monster

There are so many fantastic ways to turn your students into content creators on an iPad.  Apple Distinguished Educators Jason Sand and Robyn Torry brought second graders and eleventh graders together to create a whimsical iPad storybook.  Their iBook My Pet Monster combines the work of each group of students and is a great example of […]

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Grammarly: A Fantastic Grammar Checking Tool

If you’re look for a way to support your students as writers or simply would like an extra tool to check your own work, you’ll want to check out Grammarly.  It is an automated grammar checker web application that is already used by over four million people around the world.  Grammarly helps users detect grammar errors in their […]

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Tutor Toot Online Homework Help for Students

Tutor Toot is a soon-to-be-launched online homework assistance service that is specifically designed to help students master classroom content at home.  Busy parents can support their children with this virtual tutor service that helps students understand challenging homework problems.  In addition to servicing a wide range of students, Tutor Toot provides online homework assistance for free to children in disadvantaged […]

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Capture Student Work with Seesaw App – The Learning Journal

 I’m very excited about the new learning journal Seesaw app which can help teachers and parents connect with students and keep track of their school work.  Seesaw is a simple way for students as young as 5 to independently document what they are learning at school.  It empowers students to take more ownership of their learning. Seesaw app gives parents a personalized, up-to-date window of what their […]

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Standards Planner Online Tool For Teachers

Standards Planner is a lesson planner tool for teachers that allows them to search through thousands of free resources such as Khan Academy, CK12 Flexbooks, and even their own Google Drive.  Teachers can create, upload, and convert lessons, videos, and instructional material.  With Standards Planner users can align their plans to all 50 state and […]

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JuniorTube for Video Curation: Handpick YouTube Clips for Kids

A very cool solution for getting videos in the hands of students, JuniorTube (formerly YoouKids) helps parents and teachers curate and share a YouTube playlist.  Users can pick out educational videos for kids to watch remotely and safely so they can easily be viewed on children’s iPads and iPhones. JuniorTube makes it simple to put quality content on their devices without […]

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SNAP! Digital Lesson for Guided Reading

SNAP! Learning has a digital solution for managing guided reading groups in your classroom.  Perfect for any type of tablet, teachers can first launch the program on their device then pick the grade level, lesson and study guide they would like to access.  The app helps students build background knowledge on a topic through visuals […]

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