Webinar 12/10 – How to Use Game-Based Learning to Promote a Growth Mindset

This Thursday, December 10th at 6PM ET I’m joining the folks at Prodigy for a completely free 30 minute webinar.  Prodigy is a completely free adaptive math game that integrates Common Core, MAFS, and TEKS standards into a fantasy style game students will love to play.  In this webinar you’ll learn how you can use the latest tools […]

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Crazy Gears Play and Learn on iPads

Crazy Gears is an educational app from the folks behind Busy Shapes.  Children can explore gears, chains, rods and pulleys in this interactive iPad app.  Users construct machines as they notice how different combinations influence their design.  Inspired by Seymour Papert’s theory on educational technology, Crazy Gears was designed to provide students with a playful space to explore […]

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FutureSchool Online Math and English Homework Help and Study Skills

FutureSchool is an online Math and English tutoring site for students and teachers.  It provides personalized instruction for students that can be used on or offsite, making it a choice for homeschooling families too.  FutureSchool includes video tutorials that teaches students how to put different skills into practice.  Lesson content is connected to work lets […]

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MotionMagix Interactive Floor Games for Kids

MotionMagix is a super fun, interactive gaming experience for children.  At preschools, elementary schools and indoor play areas students can jump around and tap the wall as they work through a variety of interactive games.  MotionMagix uses a projector and special equipment to create an interactive floor.  It provides a space for students to play […]

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Shomi Links: Scannable Technology for Teachers

I’m a huge fan of scannable technology because it makes it easy for students to access material you’ve handpicked for them to view.  Shomi is a tool that lets users create a font based link reminiscent of a QR code.  Teachers can make Shomi links and students can scan with the Shomi app.  Because Shomi […]

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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

Update: This tool is now called Unicheck – learn more in this updated post. 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 […]

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