Make Your Own Flashcards!

Synopsis is a completely free iPad app for students that lets users create notes by highlighting different sections of a PDF document.  Kids can then modify the notes they have created by adding their own text. Synopsis gives kids the power to summarize any text so they won’t need to go back to a PDF document to study material.  Each individual note can […]

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Number Frames: App for Arrays, Operations & Fractions

I’ve shared some of my favorite free apps from the Math Learning Center like (Number Pieces, Number Line, and Geoboard).  Number Frames is a fantastic iOS and web app that helps students create arrays.  They can construct frames of numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and […]

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Shadow Puppet is iOS 8 Compatible!

Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite digital storytelling apps and they have big news related to the launch of iOS 8.  Their iPad app, Shadow Puppet Edu is now compatible with iOS 8, iPhone 6, and 6 Plus.  They’ve added a few new iOS 8 specific features like the ability to save to iCloud Drive […]

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Shapes – 3D Geometry Learning iOS App

Shapes – 3D Geometry Learning is a great iOS app that will help students understand geometry.  Kids can learn and explore different types of three dimensional solids including prisms, pyramids, Platonic solids and solids of revolution.  Users can pick and choose from up to 27 unique shapes and unfold them into different net combinations. . This […]

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Questbase Online Assessment Tool

QuestBase is a new assessment tool that lets teachers create online quizzes, tests and exams. Teachers can add their own questions, import them from external files, set options (for example, randomization, time limits, grading, etc.) then tests are ready to be taken by students. Results are available in real-time, allowing teachers to save time.  Math equations and formulas […]

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Edusight Lumark: Free Online Gradebook

Edusight Lumark is a free online gradebook designed to help K-12 teachers save time.  It has a simple online interface that allows teachers to better understand how their students are performing.  With this information you can develop a plan for how to meet the needs of your individual students. Lumark is a grade book that helps teachers keep grades, […]

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HelloTalk Language Learning App

With a unique take on language learning, HelloTalk provides high school and college students with an opportunity to practice their skills in an authentic environment.  This app connects speakers from different languages who want to practice their skills.  It includes translation, text to speech, voice to text, and transliteration features. There’s also a Correct Sentences […]

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Win a Document Camera & Check Out My NEW Book!

My new iBook is now available in the iBookstore! Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond You can enter to win a brand new iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera when you purchase this iBook, here’s how: 1. Download the iBook from the iBookstore 2. Take a screen […]

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Common Core in Action: Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! When students come to school each morning, they have tons of stories — stories to share with their friends as they unpack or move through the hallways, stories to share with the class during morning meetings, or […]

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STOPit School Bullying Prevention Program

  If bullying is a problem at your school or you are looking for a program to compliment a digital citizenship initiative take a look at STOPit.  It is a school program that provides tools for teachers to help them empower their students and decrease instances of bullying.  This goal of STOPit is to inspire a […]

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