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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Space Chef iPad Healthy Eating Game

Space Chef is a new iPad app from the folks at the Lawrence Hall of Science designed to help students make healthy choices.  The Space Chef is a fast-paced game where students combine ingredients to make healthy meals.  With this app students will see that a handful of nutritious ingredients can come together to make […]

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Quick Math: Practice Mental Math Facts Anywhere!

Developing mental math facts are an important foundational skill.  It can help boost a student’s confidence as they work through complex, multi-step math problems.  Quick Math is fantastic iPad app that turns mental math practice into a game for students.  It uses handwriting recognition so students can write their response on the screen and move through […]

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HowStuffWorks App: Articles, Videos and Podcasts for iOS & Android

HowStuffWorks is an awesome app from the folks at HowStuffWorks.com.  Just like the website, the HowStuffWorks app for iOS and Android gives users easy access to articles, videos, podcasts, quizzes and more.  Students and teachers can view videos or listen to podcasts straight from their mobile device.  There are also articles that provide information to readers on […]

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8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

Pinterest is a fantastic resource for teachers.  With tons of searchable activities and lesson plans it’s the perfect place to go to gather ideas for your classroom.  Here’s a list of Pinterest pages for math teachers: Math Games  On this collaborative math games board you’ll find hundreds of pins for a variety of math games. There […]

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H&R Block Budget Challenge and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

A core component of college and career readiness is an understanding of financial literacy.  These essential real world skills can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge and accompanying lesson plans are terrific resources for teachers looking to integrate financial literacy into their curriculum.  The H&R Block Budget Challenge simulation replicates real life […]

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