Math Shake for Word Problems on iPads

Math Shake is an engaging, playful app that helps students learn to solve word problems.  It contains thousands of questions which students turn into an equation by looking for keywords and clues in the problem. Once students have discovered the equation, they can use a variety of built-in learning tools such as number lines, tens frames, fraction pieces […]

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Splashtop – Teacher Mobility and Student Engagement for 1:1 and BYOD

Finding the right tool for engaging students and keeping teachers mobile can be a challenge in a one-to-one classroom.  Splashtop Education products enables you to remotely control the lesson from anywhere in the classroom, annotate then share the content with everyone. Students can also mirror their iPads, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs to your computer. Splashtop Classroom […]

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Edusight – Simple Assessment Tools for Teachers!

Edusight makes easy-to-use tools for K-12 teachers to help them use data effectively in their classroom. — Edusight Gradebook is free and designed to save you time. It has a simple online interface that allows you to better understand how your students are performing. With this information you can develop a plan for how to meet the needs of your individual […]

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Differentiated Reading Instruction with News-O-Matic

Last month I shared some of the great features from News-O-Matic‘s new update and there is one more you are sure to love.  Teachers using this app can choose between different reading levels for students.  Each article is adapted by News-O-Matic’s editorial team to fit three reading levels (400L-600L, 600L-750L and 750-1050L).  These categories are connected to ranges of Lexile […]

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Blasts from StudySync for Sharing Student Opinion

StudySync’s Blast feature offers a real-world, read-write connection for students, giving them the opportunity to share their opinions on a variety of topics. You’ll be able to help students answer the question, What’s happening in the world today? and learn about what your students think about those current events. Blasts are one of the many resources offered […]

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Lesson Ideas for iPad Apps from Apple Education

Apple Education has a series of fantastic iBooks that provide ideas and inspiration for using iPads in the classroom.  They focus on popular apps that you may have already used with students.  You’ll find ideas for collaboration, content creations and so much more.  Apple Education has iBooks all about Explain Everything, Hopscotch, SketchBook Express, StopMotion […]

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Digital Storytelling for the Holidays with edu.buncee.com!

Cold weather and cocoa drinking make the holiday season a perfect time for all kinds of storytelling. With edu.buncee.com, children can develop digital storytelling skills as they craft their own original holiday stories, all while strengthening creativity and having fun! Digital Storytelling Edu.buncee.com’s simple creation canvas empowers students to make their stories come to life. […]

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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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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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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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