5 Apps for Student Sports Lovers with Curriculum Connections

Looking for student sports apps? Discovering the interests of your students is one of the most important tasks of teachers. If you know what students are excited about, it’s much easier to figure out how to turn a lesson into an engaging learning activity. Students who love sports follow stories of favorite athletes, know their teams’ […]

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How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts

  Podcasts are a great way to help strengthen student listening skills. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio program or television episode. A wide range of organizations and individuals host podcasts and share their thinking around a topic through this medium. You can access podcasts through iTunes and the Podcast app […]

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5 Tips for Using Book Creator for Reading Responses

This year I’ve had the opportunity to partner with the Book Creator team to deliver a series of webinars. Book Creator is amazing app and I love all the different ways you can use it in a K-12 classroom. Yesterday I led a webinar focused on ways you can use Book Creator with readers. This […]

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8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School

Earlier this summer I shared a post on 5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard (read it here). It’s been super popular and I wanted to share eight tips for teachers who are using Google Cardboard in school this year. On this list you’ll find a handful of things you may not know about Google Cardboard and […]

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6 Reasons to Try PBIS Rewards in Your School

Have you heard of PBIS Rewards? This PBIS management system makes it quick and easy to continuously reward students for meeting behavior expectations. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It’s an initiative that many schools have adopted to provide a common framework for behavior across a school or district. PBIS Rewards was designed to make […]

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4 Stats Apps for Sports Lovers

Looking for real-life data to bring into your math classroom? Sports data is easily accessible thanks to searchable websites and simple to navigate mobile apps. You can bring sports statistics into your classroom with a handful of different stats apps. These apps have been created by a variety of sports organizations and are perfect for making […]

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5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson […]

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Star Walk 2: Stargazing App & Constellation Guide

One of the reasons I’m so excited about augmented reality and mobile apps is how it brings information to the fingertips of students – no matter where they are. Star Walk 2 is an amazing stargazing app and constellation guide. Students can view the stars at anytime of day from inside their classroom or during […]

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Mussila Monster Adventure Music App

Looking to increase creativity, build music skills and let students explore? Mussila is a music app game for children designed specifically for students aged 6-11 years old. It’s goal is to teach the basics in music to children. Kids will travel with the Mussila band and participate in jam sessions. They’ll make their way to mountainsides surrounded by mystical creatures […]

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PBS KIDS Video App for iOS & Android

Newly updated, the PBS KIDS video app is full of quality children’s program. The PBS KIDS Video app includes new content each week to help students explore topics in reading, science and math. The engaging video clips connect to the familiar characters students may already be familiar with from PBS programming. Kids can browse content […]

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