Splash Math Summer Program: Summer Slide Prevention

As teachers and families kick off summer vacation it’s important to think about how students will continue to grow their skills over their break from school.  Splash Math offers an online summer program designed to help students maintain their math gains and prepare for the upcoming school year.  Their award winning eight week review program includes a Common Core […]

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Tips & Tricks for Attending an Education Conference

Here’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! An education conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn best practices, hear about new trends and meet like-minded educators. Many organizations hold conferences that focus on a specific aspect of education. This could include social studies, English […]

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Brainspace: Augmented Reality Enhanced Print Magazine

I’m a huge fan of augmented reality and want to share a magazine that is using this technology to engage readers. Brainspace is an educational print magazine that is interactive with iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets and Android smartphones. The pages come to life with extra content for 8-14 year old students as soon as they scan with the augmented reality […]

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Otus Learning Management System: Student Blog Tool

Otus is a free learning management system designed by teachers for teachers. It is an easy-to-use, powerful classroom tool that brings the best iPad and Chromebook education features together in one place. Since Otus is free, teachers are taking advantage of all of the great features it offers. The best way to begin using this tool is […]

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Mirroring360 by Splashtop: A Fantastic BYOD Tool

I’ve mentioned Mirroring360 in the past as fantastic tool for classrooms. Being able to mirror not just iPads but also Android devices, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs makes it a powerful, platform agnostic solution for BYOD environments. Mirroring360 now offers new features – one of which is called Mirroring Assist. This feature enables devices to mirror […]

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Language Learning with Drawp – Support ELL Students

Drawp is a powerful app for teachers looking to engage students and manage their classroom workflow.  Teachers working with English Language Learners, or students learning a second language, love the voice recording features in Drawp.  Teachers can add voice stickers to any worksheet that they have by using Drawp.  The voice recording feature lets teachers […]

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Standards Planner: Summer Time-Saver for Your Lesson Plans

  This year I’ve shared Standards Planner, an online tool that lets teachers create and organize their lessons quickly and easily. As you wrap up classes for summer and get ready for next year, Standards Planner will definitely come in handy. They are offering a free account for teachers with extra support, setup, and resources. […]

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How-To: Create Reading Guides for Students with iBook Tools

One thing I love about iBooks is how easy it is to take notes and organize your thinking. I’ve used iBooks to prepare reading guides for student book clubs. If your students are reading classic texts (Treasure Island, Jane Eyre, etc.) these books are free to download.  If students are going to read in a book club […]

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Critical Thinking Resources from Mentoring Minds

Critical thinking is an essential skill for students both across grade levels and content areas. Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of critical thinking resources for K-12, offers educators curriculum solutions in print and digital formats that integrate best practices for supplementary instruction, learning and assessment across a range of subject areas. Last year, the company launched […]

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10 Apps and Online Museum Resources

Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge.  Here are ten terrific apps and websites that can help students explore museums, artifacts, and information from anywhere: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (online search tool) Power of Poison Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (companion app) Gettysburg Battle App […]

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