Star Walk 2: Stargazing App & Constellation Guide

One of the reasons I’m so excited about augmented reality and mobile apps is how it brings information to the fingertips of students – no matter where they are. Star Walk 2 is an amazing stargazing app and constellation guide. Students can view the stars at anytime of day from inside their classroom or during […]

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7 Tech Tools to Capture Stories: Creation Apps & Websites

A few weeks ago I heard the amazing Katie Cunningham discuss the power of storytelling – check out her new book here. She shared some of the ways you can support student storytellers and it got me thinking… how can we use technology tools to capture stories? I’ve put together a list of my favorite […]

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5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard

Have you tried Google Cardboard in your classroom? This super inexpensive (under $10!) tool lets students explore virtual reality straight from your classroom. I’m a huge fan of Google Cardboard virtual reality experiences. You can take your students on virtual field trips, help them understand life in different parts of the world, and push students to […]

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3D Nonfiction Reading Apps from BrightWorld

As a former elementary school teacher, I know how important it is to introduce children to nonfiction reading materials at an early age. Informational text not only builds background knowledge on a topic but prompts students to ask questions and cultivates a sense of curiosity. BrightWorld is a new series of nonfiction reading apps for children […]

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5 Ways to Use Scannable Shomi Links in the Classroom

Scannable technology is powerful in the hands of students. If you’ve checked out my new book with the ACES Framework for #ScannableTech integration you know how passionate I am about this subject. I’m very excited about Shomi Links – a type of scannable technology you can easily and effectively integrate into your classroom. So how can you use […]

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7 Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator

You probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of Book Creator. I love apps that help students demonstrate their understanding and tell their stories. One great aspect of Book Creator is how users can easily integrate media they’ve created in other apps. How does this work? If your students have created a video […]

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ISTE Roundup! Resources from Denver

Greetings from Denver! ISTE kicks off today and I want to make sure that everyone has access to the resources from my presentations and sessions. Here is all of the information you can find on my ISTE2016 page   Poster & Ignite Session: My new book on #ScannableTech Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: […]

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Customizable Interactive Storybook App from Gingersnap Studios

Earlier this month I had the chance to see Gingersnap Studios’ awesome interactive storybook apps in action. They have two fantastic storybook apps that let you put yourself in a story for your children. With Gingersnap Studios’ apps you can snap a selfie and place your face in interactive storybooks. Parents, grandparents, or any family member […]

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Yash Math Adventure Elementary Math App

If your elementary students need extra help with math facts or love solving math puzzles you have to check out Yash Math Adventure! This elementary math app takes students on an adventure as they solve math problems. This app is designed for students in elementary school and aligns to the Common Core Math Standards for first, second and […]

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Evo Social and Emotional Online Assessment Tool

Big news from the folks at Apperson. This week Apperson is announcing major upgrades to their Evo social and emotional online assessment tool. The new version is called Evo SEL 2.0 and features a fresh new look. It includes streamlined functions and is faster and easier for educators to screen students for social and emotional competencies. Research shows […]

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