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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CueThink for Dynamic Math Problem Solving on iPads

  CueThink is an iPad app designed to improve students’ math problem­ solving skills.  The platform is centered around a “thinklet,” a showcase for student problem­ solving.  This video vignette captures the steps each student takes as they solve a problem and can be shared with the teacher and classmates. CueThink provides a framework for critical thinking…

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Math Comics from Yamie Chess

Yamie Chess is a math learning resource that supports elementary and middle school students.  You might be familiar with their board game that helps students learn math skills while playing chess.   Working with both U.S. chess masters and math educators, Yamie Chess has created a set of comic books for students that are used to…

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