Interactive iBook for Families Using iPads

This past year I’ve had the privilege of working with LitWorld, a nonprofit organization based in New York City.  We’ve developed an intergenerational iPad literacy program for families to come together and explore community building and storytelling on tablets.  To help support the families in this program, we’ve created an interactive iBook LitWorld’s Story21 Prep Course:…

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Introduce Informational Text with Current Events on Mobile Devices

Over the past few months I’ve shared some of the reasons why News-O-Matic is a terrific resource for informational text and social studies.  Current events are a wonderful way to engage students in nonfiction reading.  Whether you’re looking for world or national news stories, or articles on sports and entertainment, News-O-Matic publishes five new passages…

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7 Apps for Helping Others

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Teaching children about empathy and giving them the inspiration and know-how to support their peers is a life-skill lesson that plays an important part in the classroom. Students should understand the power of collaboration and what it…

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