Reading Library for Kids on iPads – EPIC!

EPIC! is a subscription-based ebook library for students.  This iPad app gives elementary-school aged readers access to thousands of books straight from their device.  Kids can set their preferences, browse the collection and earn badges for their achievements.  This engaging app is great for reluctant readers or students struggling to find a just-right book that […]

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EdTech Trend: Google Cardboard

Here’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! Wearable technology, including Google Glass or the newly launched Apple Watch, has made the news for years. Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe even talked about it in this TED Talk. Although wearable tech is increasingly popular for those who can afford the investment, it’s […]

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Virtual Base 10 Blocks: Endless Manipulatives and Annotation!

I’ve shared some of my favorite virtual tools for the iPad and one fantastic free app I love is Number Pieces. This app simulates base ten blocks and lets students manipulate the pieces and annotate their screen.   Students can take screenshots of their work and import the pictures into apps like Explain Everything or ShowMe.  Then they […]

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Science App for DIY Experiments and Exploration

I’ve shared a handful of awesome, free apps from The Lawrence Hall of Science and here is another worth checking out!  DIY Lake Science includes hands-on activities, videos, and tons of information for students, teachers, and families.  With this app kids can explore lake science and learn by doing thanks to the easy to follow […]

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Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics Games for Kids

Teach Your Monster to Read is a super fun, computer-based phonics game for kids.  This completely free online resource has over six hours of content for students to explore as they practice phonics skills.  It includes exercises on letters, sounds, and full sentences. This website can be used to supplement school instruction at home or […]

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7 Must-Have Digital Storytelling Apps for iPads

The iPad is a powerful creation tool in the hands of students.  Digital storytelling activities empower children to recount moments from their own life, explain their understanding of a topic, or persuade an audience.  Across the content areas, digital storytelling apps can help students connect with a real audience and a chance for them to […]

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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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