App Update: Happy Numbers K-2 Math Exercises

Earlier this year I shared Happy Numbers, a wonderful website that gives teachers access to Common Core aligned activities for K-2 students.  They offer interactive math tutorials for children that can be assigned by teachers and sent to students so that they can practice content independently. . There are lots of apps and websites that […]

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code

Update: RecordMP3 is no longer in service – try recording with Vocaroo and use a QR code creator to turn the audio link into a QR code. You may have seen my post on “Talking QR Codes” and here’s another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that […]

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15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips)

Apps for exploring outside of your classroom give students the ability to explore locations that might be difficult for a field trip. It’s one of the best parts of having mobile devices in the classroom! Children can access informational text, images and videos to learn about new places and inspire them to think beyond the […]

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ReadyRosie: Powerful Parent Engagement Video Tool

I’ve had the pleasure of working with LitWorld this year – a wonderful nonprofit organization in New York City.  One of the resources we’ve shared with the parents who are part of their intergenerational iPad literacy program is ReadyRosie. ReadyRosie is a fantastic parent engagement tool that sends videos straight to parents once a day.  In these […]

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Common Core App: Access Standards on iOS & Android

I’ve already shared some reasons why I love having MasteryConnect’s Common Core app on my mobile devices.  If you are new to the Common Core or are diving into a new grade level this school year you may want to check out the search feature. The Common Core app lets users type in keywords to figure […]

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Adobe Sketch on iPads: Dynamic Art & Design Tool

I recently shared Sketchbook Express, a fantastic free app for drawing on iPads.  If you are looking for another high quality creation tool you’ll want to check out Adobe Sketch.  It’s a dynamic tool that provides lots of neat features for students.  Students can easily share and save their work and even connect to a pen […]

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Use Remind to Reach Parents and Students

Remind is a fantastic platform for helping teachers and schools reach students and families.  Formerly known as Remind101, this web and app based tool lets users send text messages to a large group without having to worry about collecting phone numbers or giving out their own.  Teachers can schedule messages to remind families when assignments are due […]

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App Update: Easy Annotate

Earlier this year I shared a fantastic app for working with PDF documents, Easy Annotate.  This powerful tool is perfect for teachers and students who want to mark up a text, add notes, and edit their work.  More than just a PDF viewer, Easy Annotate lets users interact with a document and make it their […]

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Vocabulary Quiz App: Quizzitive from Merriam-Webster

Boosting vocabulary is important at any age.  Quizzitive from Merriam-Webster is a straightforward vocabulary quiz app that will introduce students to new words.  Kids can play four different games as they learn new words and show off what they know. This vocabulary quiz app keeps track of what words children have answered correctly and gives students […]

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11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers

There are tons of fantastic websites for teachers and here’s a list of 11 that I absolutely love.  You’ll find lesson plans, videos, interactive resources and more on these sites.  Click on each link to learn more about each one! There are lots of websites for teachers out there and it can be difficult to […]

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