5 Reasons to Try QuBowl This School Year

Last summer I shared the totally terrific QuBowl! If you’ve ever coached a Quiz Bowl, you know how tough it can be to not only motivate your players to train but also to track their progress. QuBowl is an online Quiz Bowl training platform that uses analytics to help students and teams train more effectively. Players can […]

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5 Ways Teachers are Using News-O-Matic in their Classroom

How are you including high-quality, high-interest informational text in your classroom this year? News-O-Matic is a wonderful tool for teachers. This iOS, Android and web-based platform gives kids access to five brand new current events articles each day. Written for specifically for students, News-O-Matic can help teachers make connections across the curriculum and support readers […]

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5 Ways to Use Reflector 2 in Your Classroom

I’m very proud to be an Alpha Squirrel Ambassador and am a huge fan of Reflector 2. Reflector 2 lets you mirror the screen of one device onto another device. So if you’re in an iPad classroom you can mirror your device to the computer attached to your projector. Then everyone in your class can […]

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11 Free iBooks for K-12 Students

Do you love free apps? My last two years in the classroom were teaching with completely free iPad apps. I know the feeling when you find an amazing app that’s totally free! If you’re using iPads with your students you’ll love this list of free iBooks for K-12 students. This list includes interactive, multi-touch books […]

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Increase Parental Engagement with Bloomz Mobile & Web App

Are you looking to save time as you increase parental engagement in your classroom? Bloomz is a fantastic mobile and web app that connects teachers with parents. With this tool teachers can communication and coordinate with families – essential for building community at your school. If you’re making parental engagement a priority this year, you’ll want to check […]

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8 Dinosaur Apps and Websites for Students

It might be hard to imagine bringing a dinosaur into your classroom. With these online resources you won’t have to look too far to find the perfect app or website for your next unit of study. If you want to help students build background knowledge before a read aloud, or make connections to a science […]

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Personalized Learning Tool Kiddom Helps Teachers Monitor Student Progress

Preparing for back-to-school? On the hunt for a new tool? Kiddom is a personalized learning platform that helps teachers monitor student progress. Earlier this year I featured Kiddom on my site after viewing a demo to see it in action (you can schedule a demo too!) Kiddom is a free platform that uses data on […]

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Alphabet App: IDEOko Spin and Spot Safari

Tired of your standard ABC books? Spin and Spot Safari is a terrific alphabet app for early learners. Instead of swiping pages for a traditional ABC exploration, students spin the wheel and learn about animals from around the world. How could you use the Spin and Spot Safari alphabet app? This app is a great […]

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Increase Family Engagement with QR Codes

It’s important to take advantage of any opportunity to connect with the family. Parent engagement is an important part of ensuring the success of students. Many parents will stop by the school, ask questions, or send an email with a concern. For others connecting with teachers and making time to locate resources is a challenge. […]

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Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration

Meet Science is an awesome app for science students and teachers. If you’re teaching force and motion this year you’ll want to take a look at the Meet Science app. Inside this app you’ll find animations that illustrate concepts related to this science topic. Your students can watch and learn about inertia, action, speed and more. […]

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