Peppy Pals: EduGame for Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills

Peppy Pals Farm and Peppy Pals Beach are two apps designed to teach emotional intelligence, empathy, collaboration and social skills in a playful way.  The folks at Peppy Pals have worked with well-known psychologists and experts in the field of human-computer interaction to create valuable apps for students. With Peppy Pals’ games, kids explore emotions, empathy and feelings […]

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Easy Spelling Aid iPad App for Home & School Support

Easy Spelling Aid is an iPad app that supports students with a variety of needs.  Kids can work through exercises at home or at school to learn how to spell and write any word.  The simple and straightforward app is easy to use.  It uses speech recognition to determine what words students need help spelling. .. […]

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3 Screencasting Resources for the Flipped Teacher

Teachers looking to flip their classrooms can explore a variety of tools. Screencasting is the process of recording what you are doing on your tablet or computer. It’s like taking a screenshot but includes audio and video recording too. In the flipped classroom screencasts can be used to create the video clips you ask students […]

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Introduction to DNA with a Playful Puzzle Tablet App

DNA Play is a fantastic app from the folks at Avokiddo.  I love the idea of introducing students to the basic concept of DNA with a simple and playful game.  Kids will learn how to build creatures by completing a series of DNA puzzles. They can get creative and experiment with crazy mutations of different body parts […]

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Blue Planet Tales: Interactive Storybooks for Tablets

I spend a lot of time visiting schools and talking to teachers about accessing text from tablets.  Blue Planet Tales is an app for iPads and Android devices that places interactive texts in the hands of students.  Students can read along with the text and there are questions at the end of each book. Blue Planet […]

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The Kinder Corral: Free Kindergarten Math Game for Tablets

The Kinder Corral is an interactive math game available for iOS and Android devices.  This app included farm-themed games that explore math for Kindergarteners. The set of five games begins with tracing numbers and ends with greater than or less than comparisons.  Geared towards students preparing for Kindergarten, The Kinder Corral includes bright colors, playful animation […]

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Get Parents Involved in Your Classroom with SimplyCircle

  Earlier this summer I wrote about SimplyCircle, a free, safe and simple way to communicate with parents. Now they have apps for iOS and Android that are perfect for quick, on-the-go communication: Sending photos.  Families love seeing their kids’ photos and artwork. With SimplyCircle’s app, teachers can share photos from field trips or classroom activities easily and […]

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Hello Talk: Language Learning Mobile App

With a unique take on language learning, HelloTalk provides high school and college students with an opportunity to practice their skills in an authentic environment.  This app connects speakers from different languages who want to practice their skills.  HelloTalk is easy-to-use and lets students work at their own pace.  It includes translation, text to speech, […]

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Chromebook Users! Explain Everything Available for Back-to-School

One of my favorite mobile apps to share with tablet teachers is Explain Everything.  This powerful screencasting tool lets students record their thinking using audio, drawing and a variety of features.  When I present to teachers on digital storytelling, apps for content area instruction, and must-have tools for the math classroom, Explain Everything is always a favorite. […]

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Master Basic Math Skills App with Numbie

Numbie is a mobile app for iPads and Android tablets that offers over 1,200 math challenges for students.  Aligned with first grade Common Core skills, Numbie is designed for children aged four to seven years old.  This colorful app has different chapters and levels that take students through a variety of topics.  They’ll tackle counting, […]

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