Otus Update: New LMS Features Announced at ISTE

Just a few weeks ago at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, Otus released its new user interface – and the updated version is still completely free for teachers and students!  I had a chance to meet up with Chris Hull, Otus’ teacher/product developer.  After corresponding for the past year it was great to finally meet in […]

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Early Math App for Foundational Number Skills

Critter Corral is a math app for early learners developed at Stanford University.  It helps children master basic math skills related to number sense.  As children move through each activity they will build their understanding of one to one correspondence, compare numbers, and estimate. The colorful animation and characters will grab the attention of young learners […]

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Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads: Informational Text & Primary Sources

In the Social Studies and English Language Arts classroom students can benefit from visuals and interactive text to help making meaning of the past.  The Berlin Wall HD is a free iPad app that presents informational text, primary source documents and interactive maps on the screen.  Students can tap, zoom and explore this period in […]

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StockTouch App to Access Data on iPads

A fantastic way to help students make real world connections in the math classroom is the use of real world data.  StockTouch is an iPad app that presents data visualizations on stocks and trends.  With access to information and graphics students and teachers can view stock data. If you are incorporating real world numbers into […]

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing in the Classroom

Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don’t love the writing process. For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of fantastic iPad apps that just might inspire them to tell a story. Your students will be able to […]

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Language Arts Activities in the Science Classroom with Science4Us

Cross-curricular experiences are essential for students of all ages.  We know from real world experience that science and literacy can go hand in hand. In addition to providing a complete K-2 science curriculum that meets Next Generation Science Standards, Science4Us integrates language arts activities that help children practice a number of literacy skills such as: understanding of the […]

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Call for Stories! Do you use QR Codes or Augmented Reality?

Greetings! I’m working on a new book project and collecting stories on scannable technology. If you have something great to share – from your classroom, school, or work you do with students – I’d love to share your stories with readers. This could be a daily lesson, extended project, an idea of your own or […]

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Wimbledon iPad App: Sports Data for the Math Classroom

Using sports data in the math classroom is a great way to hook students with real world numbers. Whether you are creating word problems or graphing data, there is so much information available related to sports.  The Championships, Wimbledon 2015 app for iPads is full of data that can be incorporated into classroom instruction.  Students […]

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Scoodle Jam Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers

Scoodle Jam is an interactive whiteboard app that lets students connect their screens.  It’s a dynamic app that has tons of uses in the classroom.  Students can collaborate on projects and work together to on a variety of activities.  They can access graphic organizers and different types of paper tailored for tasks designed by teachers. […]

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MindNote Mind Mapping App for iPads and Apple Watch

Recently I shared some of my favorite apps for the writing process and here’s another to add to the list.  MindNote is a mind mapping app for iPads that lets users organize their ideas.  It can be used for a variety of tasks including character mapping, story brainstorming, and study support.  You might have students […]

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