3 Reasons Teachers are Excited About Coding

Here’s my new post for Kami’s blog about! Click here to check out the original. Teachers with access to technology tools in their classroom are excited about coding! Learning the foundations of computer programming is easier than ever for students with a mobile device in their hand. There are now apps and websites geared towards students of all ages, making […]

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Creative Art App for Youngsters: Tiny Nature Artist

Tiny Nature Artist combines photography and illustration tools so students can create artwork using everyday items and their tablet. A drawing prompt will appear on the screen to help guide students through creative art projects. The tools within this app are easy to use and perfect for youngsters looking to create pictures with everyday objects. Learn […]

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Match, Sort & Classify Shapes with Shape Gurus App

Learning how to match, sort and classify shapes is an essential math skill. With Shape Gurus students can access a collection of shape puzzles. This app is designed for preschoolers and has a colorful, intuitive user interface. Students will move through an interactive story as they practice basic math skills. Shape Gurus is simple for kids […]

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Music Memos: Easy Recording & Sound Mixing on iPads

Music Memos is a super cool iOS app full of features for users of all ages. With this iPad and iPhone app students can record ideas for songs with a simple tap of their screen. Built into this app are virtual band members who let users hear their tunes with a drummer and bass player on backup. […]

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KidzType Online Keyboarding Practice

KidzType is a website full of keyboarding exercises designed to help children develop typing skills. This site includes animated activities that ask students to complete a series of exercises to move up in level. They can choose from a variety of modules with talking animals guiding them through each level. This tool offers support for […]

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Using Augmented Reality for Writing Prompts

Here’s my new post for LitLife’s blog about using augmented reality as a literacy tool! Check out LitLife’s blog for more posts and literacy tips. Educational technology in the literacy classroom can take many forms. There are tools helping students collaborate with peers and ways for students to publish writing to share with the real […]

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Virtual Reality Lessons & Grant Application from Nearpod

When I visit schools to host workshops, one of my favorite tools to share with teachers is Nearpod. It’s a platform I used as a teacher in a one-to-one classroom and teachers I meet immediately see the power of this interactive tool. Nearpod has now added a virtual reality component to their engaging lessons. With […]

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Comprehensive Advanced Placement® Program to Support AP® Success

Students in an Advanced Placement® program can benefit from support outside of the classroom. These tests have high expectations for student mastery of content and can be overwhelming if students aren’t prepared appropriately. McGraw-Hill Education has designed a comprehensive, three‑step, Advanced Placement Program solution to support students. The AP advantage program suite includes personalized resources for students to […]

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LabQuest Stream Flexible Data Collection for Experiments

LabQuest Stream is a wireless and USB sensor interface which helps students with scientific data collection for experiments on a mobile device, Chromebook, or computer. No matter what type of device students are using, LabQuest Stream provides educators the freedom and flexibility to collect data using a wide variety of computing platforms. It is compatible with more than […]

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4 Word Study Apps: Letters & Vowel Sounds

If you’re looking for a new set of apps to support young learners, check out this collection of word study apps. You might decide to use this as an extension or intervention activity. These selections could also be added to a list for families looking to support young learners at home. Do you have a […]

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