This has been an incredible year and I am looking forward to everything that 2014 has to bring! Next year I will be dedicating more of my time to working with teachers looking to integrate technology into their instruction. Take a minute to learn about some exciting things happening in 2014: This February I will…Details
Splash Math is a wonderful choice for teachers and parents looking to help students practice Common Core skills. This app is designed for children in first through fifth grade and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.The Splash Math app syncs with the web platform, so students won’t be limited by what device…Details
Perfect for children learning to form sentences, Sentence Maker from Grasshopper Apps gives students clear visuals to boost comprehension. This free app supports English Language Learners in addition to early elementary school students. One cool feature – teachers and parents can record their voice saying “Excellent” and “Great Job” for when their students answer correctly!…Details
Great for early learners exploring different shapes, Shape Village is a free app that lets children interact with squares, triangles and more. They’ll create a village as they put the pieces of the town together.
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Pinterest is such a fantastic resource for teachers! Find lesson ideas! Locate new apps! Keep favorite blog posts in one place! Have you used their app for the iPad and iPhone? It’s an easy way to keep all of your pins organized and find great ideas on the go! Follow my Pinterest page! This app…Details
Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be…Details
I love including current events in my ELA instruction! It’s a great way to help children build prior knowledge and make connections with the world around them. TIME For Kids Family Edition brings the fantastic magazine straight to your iPad. With interactive features, high quality pictures and informational text TFK is a powerful resource for parents looking…Details
I’ve shared some of my favorite storybook apps and this one is perfect for teaching children science stories! Shout Science is an interactive book that tells the stories behind science discoveries. This totally free science ebook app presents information to students using nonfiction text features. Finding a science eBook with compelling graphics and a high-interest content…Details
Endless Alphabet is one of my favorite apps for early learners and Endless Reader is the perfect companion! This app helps children build sight words by spelling each one out and watching them come to life. The first few letters are free and the whole alphabet is yours with in-app purchases. Download and try out…Details
Working with more than one app in a lesson is a great way to push students with technology. There are combos for math I love to use, and here is another one to try out: Have students create a visual model using virtual base ten blocks and take a screenshot of their work. Add the…Details