LoiLoNote School an Active Learning Creativity Tool

LoiLoNote School is an active learning, teamwork and creativity tool for students.  As a tool for both teachers and students, LoiLoNote School can also be used as a classroom and behavior management tool.  It’s perfect to use across the content areas in both a one-to-one and shared tablet environment. Instead of switching between multiple apps, this free, cloud-based […]

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Online Resource: National Geographic Kids for Multimedia and Informational Text

National Geographic has a handful of apps for students including Weird But True, National Parks, Underground Railroad, and Marine Missions.  In addition to these great choices for tablets, their website National Geographic Kids is a terrific resource for students and teachers. National Geographic Kids has games, articles, pictures and more for kids of all ages to […]

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Lyrics2Learn Lessons to Engage Readers

Lyrics2Learn is a website that hosts hundreds of 15 minute, interactive reading lessons for students.  These teacher created lesson plans were designed to improve elementary reading skills while keeping kids engaged.  It’s a great choice for reading centers where students can work independently or share a screen. ……. Students can practice choral reading and repeated […]

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JFK Challenge App for American History

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation has a new app for elementary and middle students called JFK Challenge.  This iPad app takes kids to the Apollo 11 mission to teach them about this period in American History. Kids can take a spaceship to the moon as they explore this animated app.  Perfect for children curious about […]

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Simplify Your Digital Workflow with Seesaw

Earlier this month I posted about Seesaw, an app that captures student work and is great for all learners in your classroom.  With this app students can snap a picture of their work and record their voice.  It’s a neat way for children to show what they have learned about a topic. ……… Seesaw can help teachers collect, […]

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One App for All of Your State Standards

Mastery Connect has a terrific app that makes it easy to find the Common Core Standards all in one place.  They have also developed apps that are specific to individual state standards. You can tap on a picture of your state and find an app that contains all of your state standards.  Whether you load this […]

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DIY Human Body App for Science Activities

Last year I shared a fantastic free app DIY Sun Science that gives students access to lots of content to explore.  The Lawrence Hall of Science has a new app for iPads called DIY Human Body that includes informational text, activities and videos. Students can read about body systems and examine different diagrams.  There are video clips […]

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Memorado for Brain Games & Logic Puzzles

Logic puzzles and brain games are a great tool for supporting critical thinking skills.  They ask students to think on their feet, pay attention to details, and make decisions based on logic and reasoning.  Memorado is an iOS app with lots of games for users to choose from. Great for learners of all ages, this […]

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Leverage the Power of Apps with KONGcart Bundle

Earlier this year I shared the KONGcart Bundle which makes it easy for teachers to move around the classroom while using technology with their students.  There are lots of ways that teachers are combining hardware and software to create an engaging learning experience for their students. Many apps and programs make tablets work like Interactive Whiteboards and […]

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Interactive iBook for Families Using iPads

This past year I’ve had the privilege of working with LitWorld, a nonprofit organization based in New York City.  We’ve developed an intergenerational iPad literacy program for families to come together and explore community building and storytelling on tablets.  To help support the families in this program, we’ve created an interactive iBook LitWorld’s Story21 Prep Course: […]

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