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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Super Fun Approach to Teaching Geometry on iPads & iPhones

is a powerful iOS game that seamlessly integrates learning on both iPads and iPhones.  Perfect for a wide range of students, it uses a storytelling narrative to engage children with math vocabulary and math concepts.  Students are given the task of saving The Land of Venn by creating different shapes.  As they make straight lines, quadrilaterals, and triangles […]

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Introduce Informational Text with Current Events on Mobile Devices

Over the past few months I’ve shared some of the reasons why News-O-Matic is a terrific resource for informational text and social studies.  Current events are a wonderful way to engage students in nonfiction reading.  Whether you’re looking for world or national news stories, or articles on sports and entertainment, News-O-Matic publishes five new passages […]

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7 Apps for Helping Others

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Teaching children about empathy and giving them the inspiration and know-how to support their peers is a life-skill lesson that plays an important part in the classroom. Students should understand the power of collaboration and what it […]

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