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

UPDATE 11.25.17: This grant application has now closed. Learn more about Nearpod below or download my free ebook with more virtual reality ideas. 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 […]

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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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Learn to Type with Typesy Typing Tutor

Typesy Typing Tutor is a software program that combines exercises and video to help students of all ages learn to type. Users can practice typing skills from anydevice, making this a great option for students in a BYOD (bring-your-own-device) learning environment. The activities are adaptive, meaning Typsey notices your progress and adjusts accordingly. It helps […]

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Learn About Emotions with Open-Ended Peppy Pals Reggy’s Playdate

Last year I shared Peppy Pals, an app that helps children develop emotional intelligence.  The folks behind Peppy Pals have just released a fourth app on iOS –  Peppy Pals Reggy’s Play Date to help children learn about emotions. This an open-ended game features Reggy the dog and focuses more on different emotions and empathy. It is designed for children ages 4-8 and contains no language, […]

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Money Pieces App for Teaching Values and Relationships

In the past few years I’ve shared some of my favorite apps from The Math Learning Center. Their new Money Pieces helps students visualize and understand money values and relationships. Versions of the app are available for web browsers as well as downloads for Apple, Windows, and Chrome devices. Money Pieces provides students two versions […]

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Cloudschool Free Learning Management System for Teachers

 Cloudschool.org is a learning management system (LMS) that provides a simple, free way for teachers to plan and deliver lessons online. Teachers can publish lessons, homework, and assignments for students to access on any device – without students needing a log-in. Teachers can use Cloudshool’s simple tools to create dynamic, multimedia-rich courses. Each lesson can be linked […]

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Flocabulary Educational Hip-Hop Videos and FREE Trial

Flocabulary is a terrific resource for teachers looking for engaging, educational videos to share with students. These hip-hop music videos present students with information on a variety of topics. A great choice for hooking students at the beginning of a lesson to grab their attention and prompt a discussion. Teachers can use these videos for […]

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