Exam Prep with Academic Help

Academic Help is a great resource to share with students preparing for mid-year or end of term exams.  Middle school and high school students will find that Academic Help has tons of guides to help young writers.  Their website provides free writing guides and samples of different types of papers.  This includes examples of critical essays, narrative essay, […]

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Augmented Reality with Giving Tuesday & Shop RED on The App Store

Although you may have Cyber Monday on your mind today I wanted to share some great things that are happening this week.  You may have heard about #GivingTuesday a movement that was started to remind consumers about all of their options for donating to great causes this holiday season. Crowdrise designed an app called The […]

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The Foos: Programming Practice for Kids

You may have seen my posts on favorite apps for teaching coding to kids (here’s a long list).  Another one to check out is The Foos which is designed for children of all ages.  This fun and colorful app works with both iPhones and iPads.  It asks students to plug in different moves or commands […]

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ChoreMonster for Classroom Cleanup

Designed for families looking to keep their home tidy, the ChoreMonster app for iPads can also be used for classroom cleanup.  It awards points and rewards children for completing different tasks.  If you are looking to motivate younger students after center time or keep track of students performing jobs in your classroom, ChoreMonster is sure […]

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Support English Language Learners with Scannable Technology

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Scannable technology provides opportunities for students to quickly and easily interact with a variety of content. In a differentiated classroom, children should have access to resources and support materials that will push them toward success. This could […]

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Monster Math for Practice on iPads

Monster Math is an engaging, adaptive game for students learning math facts.  With this app children will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as they follow the adventure narrative of the two cartoon characters.  Inspired by the Number Munchers game from decades past, this iPad app has high quality graphics and animation. … Students start off with simple skill […]

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Drawp for School Thanksgiving Teacher Promo

Drawp for School is a fantastic app for creation, collaboration and workflow.  I recently shared Drawp with teachers during a school visit in Tennessee and you may have seen my post on how it can be used for managing workflow. They are offering $15 off a one year unlimited subscription from November 24th to November 30th. All […]

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MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads

MyBackpack is a new iPad app that let’s students access Waterford Early Learning software from an iPad.  With this app children ages four and younger can can sing and read along with interactive nursery rhymes.  Older students can read, listen and sing along with 16 traditional tales books and 35 reading, math and science songs.  Kids can practice and […]

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ClassDojo’s New Privacy Policy

I‘ve shared some of the reasons that I love ClassDojo and their Messenger app.  It’s a terrific behavior management program that can be adapted for any classroom.  In addition to offering lots of ways to customize data collection, it gives teachers an opportunity to build communication with parents and help students stay on track. ….. […]

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11 iPad Literacy Apps for Stations: Games, Videos & More

Literacy apps for stations are a great use for just a handful of iPads in a classroom. Many teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads. Whether you are in a second grade classroom with two iPads, or a library with five devices, you can create stations for students of all […]

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