Nonstandard Units of Measurements with Exploratorium’s Apps

Introducing students to nonstandard units of measurement can be challenge for teachers working with students of all ages.  Curious Ruler is one app I love for these type of lessons since it gets kids thinking about objects in their everyday life.  For teachers working with older students you may want to check out How Many […]

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3 Math Apps for Stations

When designing math stations in your classroom, iPads can be used to give students access to learning games and virtual math manipulatives.  Teachers looking to engage students with interactive activities can incorporate iPad apps into station work.  This is a great option for classrooms with access to just a few devices, and teachers looking to […]

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Busy Shapes: Grow Reasoning Skills with iPad Exploration

I love apps that promote critical thinking and problem solving.  Busy Shapes is a great example of an iPad app that pushes students to think outside the box from an early age.  Designed for children two years and older, Busy Shapes asks students to move simple objects across their screen to solve puzzles.  This app […]

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Baron Ferdinand’s Challenge: A Puzzle App from The British Museum

The British Museum has an app for students that is perfect for a virtual field trip or a compliment to the real thing.  This iOS app gives users access to the unique items in the Waddesdon Bequest – a collection donated to The British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild.  With this app students can solve puzzles […]

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Unplag Plagiarism Detection Online Tool for Educators

Many schools have adopted plagiarism detectors and Unplag is an online tools for teachers and students designed to support academic integrity.  Unplag can help educators check papers for plagiarism with a transparent and personalized online tool.  It provides educators with real-time results performing searches in a few seconds.  Unplag can be integrated with LMSes like Blackboard, […]

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6 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for ELA Teachers

Twitter has become a powerful resource for teachers looking for ideas and inspiration. There are so many educational Twitter accounts and it can be hard to know where to start. English Language Arts teachers can use this list of Twitter accounts to learn about online resources, find lesson plans and connect with likeminded educators Here […]

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StudioWeb Computer Coding Training Videos for Classrooms

StudioWeb is an online educational resource designed for educators to teach computer literacy. Sunburst Digital now provides StudioWeb to schools so they can easily access video training courses from StudioWeb.  It includes resources that support key Web technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. StudioWeb focuses on teaching web development and programming through the use of an online […]

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Compare Foods with Calorific Healthy Eating App for iPads

Although this might be a sensitive topic leading up to Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Calorific is a pretty neat app that can be used to teach healthy eating.  With Calorific, students can view images of food portions that equal 200 calories.  The photographs can even be placed side by side to see a quick […]

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Virry iPad App: Live Animal Video Feed for Students

I love apps that take students on virtual field trips to explore life in other parts of the world.  Virry is a great example of an iPad app that changes the way we think about using a tablet in the classroom.  With Virry, students can watch animals in their natural habitats.  Live video feeds and […]

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eCoach Course Builder to Bring Lessons to Life

eCoach is an online platform that lets teachers turn lessons they’ve already created into online courses.  Perfect for BYOD classrooms, eCoach makes it easy to share course material with students no matter what device they are using.  Teachers can create courses shared with students through the cloud.  With eCoach, students don’t need an account or […]

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