3 Adobe Spark Post Activities for Your Classroom

Spark Video and Spark Page are two of my favorite creation tools to share when leading workshops of K-12 teachers. They are both easy to use and very student friendly. Spark Post is the new addition to this trio of powerful Adobe apps. Adobe Spark Post lets users add text to images and create posters straight from […]

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BrainPOP’s Make-a-Map Tool: Critical Thinking & Creation

BrainPOP is one of my favorite tools for teachers and I’m excited to announce that I was recently named a Certified BrainPOP Educator! When I was in the classroom BrainPOP was a go-to resource for helping students understand complex topics. Their engaging movies are perfect for providing background information, building domain-specific vocabulary, and helping students better understand […]

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Drawp for School Commits to Protect Student Privacy

Drawp for School is a fantastic workflow and collaboration tool that I’ve highlighted in the past. They’ve recently taken a few actions to show their commitment to protects student privacy.  More teachers, parents, and school administrators are now realizing the importance of protecting student privacy. Last week, Drawp for School signed the Student Privacy Pledge and next month their […]

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ToonSpaghetti Story Lab: Classroom Edition App

ToonSpaghetti Story Lab is a fun educational story making studio for children five years of age and older. It was designed to improve performance in literacy, music and the Arts. With ToonSpaghetti, kids engage with story text and add media to create fully animated masterpieces. They can solve word games and challenges to build descriptive vocabulary and […]

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Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

The folks at Odeum are developing customizable and ready-to-go educational games for teachers.  These role-playing games apply to a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, literature and more. Educators can choose from games that feature Macbeth and Anne Frank or use different historical environments for customizable activities. Their “plug-and-play” kits of theaters, actors, and scene maps cover different topics and […]

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Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. A print disability is described as blindness, low vision, a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or a learning disability, like dyslexia. Bookshare has an extensive collection of educational and popular […]

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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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