First Aid App: American Red Cross Mobile Resource

The American Red Cross has a handful of apps on weather safety for iPad users looking to plan and prepare for natural disasters.  They also have a great first aid app for iPads to help students of any age stay safe. With this First Aid app, children can learn about different ways to act in situations that require […]

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Augmented Reality Coloring Book Pages from Quiver

After reading this article in the New York Times yesterday I started thinking about one of my favorite coloring apps for children.  No matter how old or young you are coloring requires a combination of skills that can be applied in various situations.  Combining coloring with augmented reality is an easy way to introduce this […]

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Mark Your Calendars! Spring and Summer PD

This year I’ve had the opportunity to travel across the country to visit schools and talk to teachers about thoughtful ways to integrate technology into their instruction.  From California to New York, Utah to Nebraska, Tennessee to Texas, I’ve met passionate teachers who are looking to energize their lessons and engage their students using technology […]

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Tocomail Drawing Board

Earlier this year I shared Tocomail, a communication tools for classrooms.   Tocomail is fun for kids and can be used in various classroom projects.  In addition to simple text communication kids can create drawings and incorporate images in their drawings.  They can send these projects to their teacher and even receive replies. …… Tocomail’s […]

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Noggin for Educational Videos on iPads

If you’re familiar with the educational channel Noggin you have a good idea of the different kinds of content they provide for young viewers.  The television channel includes programs like Allegra’s Window and Oswald. This app includes a long list of content including music for children.  Users can try out a free trial before deciding […]

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Wonder Bunny Math Skills App: PreK-3 Series

Wonder Bunny is a learning game series that covers content from preschool to third grade.  In the Wonder Bunny math skills app kids become teachers who help superheroes grow and learn new skills. The motivation comes from getting fun super powers and riding wacky vehicles like a flying carpet. While helping their game characters learn, […]

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Running Record Calculator App for iPad and Android

Collecting data on student progress is an important part of making decisions about intervention and how to best support the children in our classrooms. Running Record Calculator is an app for iOS devices that helps teachers who are administering this type of assessment.  It records students as they read a passage and gives you a […]

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Creating Augmented Reality Triggers with Canva

Canva is a favorite app and web tool for creating classroom posters.  It is an easy to use graphic design tool that turns users into creators of amazing content.  At LitWorld this past year we’ve used Canva to make posters for interactive library spaces.  The posters alone are visually pleasing but not exactly interactive. To make […]

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Marble Math on Android, iOS and Amazon Tablets

The amazing Marble Math family of apps are now available for Android tablets and phones.  The Marble Math apps blend arcade-style gaming with problem solving, strategy, and math drills for a truly engaging and educational experience. Kids can choose to roll or drag their marble through a series of fun math mazes in pursuit of a high score. Marble […]

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OctoPlus iPad Math Game: Skill Practice Activity

OctoPlus is a new iPad math game geared towards young children and students working towards grade level proficiency.  It reinforces key addition skills with interactive games.  In the Parent Zone adults can monitor their child’s progress to keep track of what they’ve accomplished.  There is even a reward system (also known as the OctoStore) where students can […]

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