Motion Math: Cupcake! Multi-Step Problem Solving on iPads

Motion Math: Cupcake! is a fantastic math app that supports students through Multi-Step Problem Solving.  This app is similar to Motion Math: Pizza! which I featured early this year. It presents real world situations to students as they run their own cupcake shop.  Kids design their own cupcakes, make decisions about operating costs, and are held […]

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5 Terrific Tech-Friendly Graphic Organizer Apps

Graphic organizer apps can help students keep track of their thinking and are completely customizable.  With these apps for iPad, Android and the web, students can create a graphic organizer that fits the task given.  Students can make mind maps, put events in sequence and design Venn Diagrams.  With these apps students will become creators. […]

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Color Uncovered Exploratorium App: Fun Facts & More

Color Uncovered is a very neat iPad app from the folks at Exploratorium.  It includes lots of interesting facts on color that will change the way your students think.  Providing a host of scenarios to students it discusses how many colors an iPad screen really shows and lets students examine famous art work with a new lens. […]

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K-12 Paired Reading Passages & Questions Sets from ReadWorks

ReadWorks is a great website to find reading comprehension passages.  With a searchable database you can find resources for K-12 students in different genres and Lexile levels.  ReadWorks has a special section of their site dedicated to paired passages.  These nonfiction and fiction passages are include questions based on both passages.  It’s a terrific option for […]

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Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies with American Red Cross’ Mobile App

Disaster preparedness might seem like a scary topic to bring into the classroom but it is an essential life skill no matter where you live.  Monster Guard is a mobile app created by the American Red Cross.  Available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, it’s designed specifically for kids ages 7-11. Students follow along […]

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Typography and Graphic Design Tool from Over

Over is a typographic and graphic design tool for iPads that gives users access to hundreds of fonts, illustrations and photographs.  Students who are creating visuals to demonstrate their understanding of a topic, or using visuals to compliment a piece of writing, will absolutely love this dynamic app. Over lets students customize their designs and export […]

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Book Review: Amplify Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom

I just finished Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom by fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris.  This awesome read is full of great tips for integrating technology into your classroom.  It includes lesson ideas, anchor charts and tons of action items that make it a great choice for elementary school teachers […]

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Free Online Photo Editor from Canva

Canva is one of my favorite online tools and I’ve shared some of the reasons why I love it.  The free online photo editor from Canva is a great option for editing photos on a web browser.  With this Canva tool, users can upload photos and use a variety of editing options.  Canva makes it […]

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Scholastic Story Starters: Writing Prompts on the Web

Writing prompts are a great tool to get students’ excited about telling stories.  Young writers will love Scholastic Story Starters – a website that lets them spin the wheel to generate story ideas.  Designed for K-6 students, Scholastic Story Starters gives grade appropriate writing prompts for adventure, fantasy, and science fiction stories. Perfect for Chromebooks […]

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Seedling Comic Studio: Digital Storytelling App

Seedling Comic Studio is an iPad app for making comic books.  By combining photographs with backgrounds and stickers, students can tell their own stories.  Graphic novels and comic books are fantastic ways to get students excited about reading.  If you’re looking to keep students interested in the writing process, a comic book can be a great […]

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