How-To: Link Images to QR Codes

QR Codes are a fantastic way to take students directly to a website and I’ve shared tons of ways I like to use them!  If you want your students to find a picture without doing a Google Image search, it’s easy to create a QR code that takes students directly to a photograph. 1. Do […]

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Otus the Mobile Learning Tool for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

If you are in a one-to-one iPad classroom Otus is a new app worth checking out.  It combines some of the best classroom and behavior management features found in other apps – assessment, polling, split screen, web browser – into one place.  Created by two middle school educators in Illinois, this app was designed to solve […]

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Learningpod for Common Core Test Prep Practice

For teachers looking for free practice test questions Learningpod is worth checking out.  They have over 47,000 questions including content for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Teachers can find and assign question sets for students and keep track of their progress.  It works on multiple devices and has tons of question sets to choose from […]

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Cargo-Bot Programming Game: A Super Fun App

I’m a huge fan of apps that promote STEM concepts and here is another programming app to check out.  Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where players need to show a robot how to move by giving it a set of directions. As they program each move, kids will see the instructions come to life on […]

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19 Posts You Can Also Read in Spanish!

You may have heard about my collaboration with the Spanish language EdTech website Tecducacion.  They are a great resource for Spanish speaking teachers and students looking for resources to use in their classroom.  I’ve been lucky enough to partner up with fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Suzanne Rubenstein to share some of my posts on their […]

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SkyView Free – Explore the Universe!

 As a big fan of apps that bring the world to your fingertips, I’m very excited for the new FREE version of SkyView.  With this app students can point their device towards the sky and see where stars, planets and constellations are located.  Users can access extra information on each celestial body and activate the […]

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Classroom Management: Instant Decision Maker with Roundom

There are lots of ways to use a mobile device as a classroom management tool (here’s a very long list!) and Roundom is truly an instant decision maker. With this spinner you can help decide which table lines up first, who can take on different roles in the classroom, and more! Plugging your iPad into […]

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Baseball in the Math Classroom: MLB App for Stats

Using topics that children are naturally excited about is a great way to grab their attention across the content areas.  When it comes to sports there are a few apps I love, including the fantastic MLB.com At Bat. You can ask students to write their own math problems using data they find within the app or assign each student […]

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Murky Reef iPad Apps for Early Elementary ELA, Math & Science

For ELA, Math and Science comprehension activities, check out this series of Murky Reef iPad apps for first and second grade students.  With content aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Murky Reef engages students with high quality content as they explore an underwater world.  They’ll see jellyfish, an octopus, pufferfish and more as they […]

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iTunes U for Curriculum Resources

Schools across the country are using iTunes U to connect students with course material and transform the workflow of their classrooms. If you’re not in a one to one iPad school, iTunes U is still a fantastic resource. By searching through the open courses available in this app, you can locate materials to use in your […]

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