Kids Can Learn to Program with Tynker

I’ve already shared some of my favorite coding apps and here is another super fun choice for elementary and middle school students. Tynker is full of different activities that help students understand the building blocks of coding. Whether they are interested in STEM careers or simply like solving puzzles, Tynker is engaging and fun.   […]

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18 MORE iPad Apps Now Available on Android

Teachers are using lots of different devices in their classroom and it’s nice to know what iPad apps are also available on Android tablets.  I’ve already shared a list of 21 iPad Apps Available on Android Tablets and here are 18 more to check out. Each link will take you to my overview of the iPad version of […]

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Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!

I am so excited to launch my second Udemy course! “Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!” This course can be taken at your own pace and includes 20+ videos that can be played, paused, and watched over and over! In this course, you will learn how to make QR codes, […]

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Talking QR Codes!

QR codes are such a fantastic resource for students – especially those who need a little extra support.  QR voice is a free web tool that truly makes your QR codes start talking! You can type a sentence into the text box on their website (100 characters or less) and  QR voice will generate a […]

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Codecademy for Kids

I absolutely love apps that teach basic programming skills to children! It’s such an important computer science skill that can be easily introduced at an early age. With Codecademy your students can work through basic coding exercises thanks to the straightforward activities within this app. Kids are sure to get hooked on coding once they can started […]

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AirPlay in the iPad Classroom: Project Student Work

I love my Apple TV and even brought it into my classroom to try out last year.  My goal was to use the mirroring feature to project my iPad screen without being tethered to the projector.  A great alternative to using an Apple  TV is Reflector which can be downloaded to your laptop.  It’s super easy […]

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Teach Place Value with iGet Math: Base 10

Place value can be a challenging concept for early learners just starting to group ones into tens and tens into hundreds.  iGet Math: Base 10 gives students space to explore counting, addition and subtraction.  Kids can count and combine objects, alter equations and notice relationships between numbers.  This app is a great choice for kids […]

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Class Charts Whole School is Free for Teachers

Earlier this year I shared Class Charts, the behavior management tool for creating seating charts in your classroom.  They have recently launched Class Charts Whole School which uses student behavior profiles to create seating charts.  This happens automatically thanks to an artificial intelligence engine that monitors behavior trends and identifies which students are in need […]

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Giveaway – Sphero & iPad!

Last week I shared the new educational tools available for teachers using a Sphero in their classroom.  This smart toy lets kids explore STEM concepts like programming as they interact with a rolling robot ball.  If you don’t have a Sphero in your classroom and want to try one with your students, check out this […]

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Free Writing Guides from Academic Help

If you’re looking for an English Language Arts resource for your middle school and high school students, Academic Help has tons of guides to help young writers.  Their website provides free writing guides and samples of different types of papers.  This includes examples of critical essays, narrative essay, application letters, and even tips for creative […]

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