Engage and Collaborate with Chalkup Course Platform

Chalkup is a powerful tool for changing the way you teach and interact with students.  This online platform lets teachers take their classes to the next level by providing a way for teachers to engage their students.  Classes of students can collaborate on shared files to complete projects and study in groups.   Both teachers and […]

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Students Can Get Expert Advice from Academic Help

Earlier this year I shared Academic Help, a website that gives students and teachers access to free writing guides.  The site has been completely redesigned making it simple to search for exactly what you need.  On the homepage you’ll easily be able to click on keywords like bibliography, admission essay, or job application letter.  Kids can scan the different choices at […]

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Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling

Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite apps for digital storytelling and now they have a new version designed specifically for classroom use.  All of the original great features that allow students to bring still images to life by recording their voice over a slideshow have been enhanced for students. . With Shadow Puppet EDU videos […]

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QR Code Reader for All Devices!

The App Store is full of QR code readers – most of which are free.  My go-to QR code scanner is i-nigma.  One reason I recommend this app at workshops and conferences is because it can be used on lots of different devices.  If you visit their homepage you can see links for the Apple […]

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Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive

Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students.  Sometimes it’s challenging to find the right picture to connect to a historical fiction literature circle or to support a Social Studies lesson.  I’m a big fan of Google Image searches but another option is to check out the LIFE photo archive […]

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SMART Exchange for Interactive Lessons

If you are a teacher who uses an interactive whiteboard you’ll definitely want to explore SMART Exchange.  This website is a fantastic resource for teachers using SMART Notebook lessons.  It includes thousands of user-generated lessons, games and activities for students at all levels.  You can search by subject area or keyword to find lessons designed […]

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Online Resource: Edutopia

The past year and a half I’ve had the opportunity to share some of my favorite resources and activities for teachers on Edutopia.  This website is a terrific resource for teachers looking for information and inspiration on a variety of topics. It’s a great spot for learning about classroom management, technology integration, community partnerships and […]

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ISTE Round-up: Apps and Resources

ISTE was a whirlwind!  I met so many passionate and inspiring educators including lots of people from my Twitter PLN.  It was wonderful to have a chance to share some of my favorite apps for teaching Common Core Math and English Language Arts.  Here are the two slide decks from my poster session and BYOD […]

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App Combo: Foldify and QR Codes for Scannable Activities

There are lots of ways to distribute QR codes to students – combining Foldify and QR codes is one of my favorite options.  This year at ISTE in Atlanta, I shared with teachers one easy way to add QR codes to three-dimensional shapes.  It’s a great opportunity to share QR codes in a unique ways. With […]

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Papermals Kindergarten Primer for iOS

Papermals Pre-K is a brand new app designed for children ages 4-6 who are getting ready for kindergarten.  For use on all iOS devices – iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch – kids will be able to interact with each activity as they practice math skills.  Covering everything from shapes, and coins to counting, children are sure to […]

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