Kids’n’Code iPad App: Explore Basic Concepts of Programming

Interested in exploring basic concepts of programming with your students? Kids’n’Code is an app for iPads where students solve puzzles as they learn about coding. By identifying patterns and working their way through different problems, students will build a foundation for understanding how to code. This simple and straightforward app is designed specifically for elementary students and…

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Storytelling with Virtual Reality: Filming for Google Cardboard at Unarthodox

This year I’ve shared a couple reasons why I’m excited about virtual reality including new lessons from Nearpod and the special app from the New York Times. Earlier this month I had the chance to visit the folks at Unarthodox a space in New York City with programming designed to use non-traditional art methods to encourage self-expression in…

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Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets

If you missed my recent presentation “Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets” you can view it here! I shared some of favorite tools for teachers and students using Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Window tablets and Amazon tablets. These are perfect for one-to-one classrooms and schools using a mix devices. If you…

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Use Ving with Google Classroom to Organize & Tailor Instruction

Ving is a cloud-based engagement platform that is now integrated with Google Classroom. It helps teachers better organize assignments and tailor customized instruction to meet students’ different needs. Ving makes it easier for educators to give children — particularly those with special needs or at high risk — the appropriate tools to understand and complete step-by-step assignments.…

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Parent-Teacher Conference Organization Tool From ClassTag

You may have heard of ClassTag the cloud-based app that helps teachers engage parents in their classroom community. ClassTag has just launched a completely free parent-teacher conference organization tool for teachers. With this app teachers can set up parent-teacher conferences in minutes with a simple, one-page application. To schedule conferences, teachers indicate when they are available, provide the…

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