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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ClassroomIQ for Simple Grading

ClassroomIQ is a solution for grading hand-written open-response assessments.  It lets teachers scan and import their existing assessments without making any changes to conform to the platform.  You can annotate responses and leave detailed feedback for students to review.  Teachers also have access to images of each handwritten student response in an archive. You can cut down your grading […]

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New Premium Services from Frolyc

Earlier this year I introduced Frolyc as a terrific tool for teachers to design lesson-based interactive activities. Users can now purchase individual activities to use with students or they can upgrade to a premium service where all activities are available for unlimited student assignment.  Kind of like signing up for Netflix and having access to […]

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SoundSwaps for Spelling & Reading Practice

SoundSwaps is an iPad app designed for students with dyslexia and other auditory based spelling and reading disorders.  With a bright and colorful, kid-friendly interface Soundswaps works with students on a few different skills.  This includes levels on word families, and initial and final sounds in words.  There are also activities that help students practice […]

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Pre-order Announcement! New iBook on QR Codes and the Classroom

I’m so excited to announce that my new iBook “Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond” is now available for pre-order! This iBook was made to view on iPads and has tons of ideas for using QR codes to design engaging lessons that reach all learners in your […]

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Classify It! Animal Exploration on iPads

Classify It! from the American Association for the Advancement of Science has an awesome free app that helps students learn about different animals.  This multi-level app asks children to identify different organisms.  They’ll earn points as they unlock each level and answer questions. This app is great for station work if you only have a […]

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Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! As a former elementary school teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, I know how powerful iPads can be as learning tools in the hands of students. This mobile device is so much more than a content consumption […]

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