4 Website Resources: Zoos and Animal Spaces

There are tons of fantastic online resources that can bring animals from around the world into your classroom.  Many zoos and organizations have web cams that let kids watch animals in action. Others have websites full of information on the different animals under a zoologist’s care.  If finding time to Skype or chat with someone […]

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Collect Your Favorite Online Classroom Resources with appoLearning

Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of helping the folks at appoLearning rate and review educational apps.  Their new website has a fantastic tool for teachers that lets users group their favorite online resources – all in one place.  So if you have a handful of favorite websites, apps and videos that […]

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ClassDojo Groups: Monitor Participation & Collaboration

I’m a big fan of ClassDojo and always excited to share news on updates to this powerful classroom management tool.  ClassDojo lets teachers keep track of student behavior in their classroom and keep families informed of student progress.  They’ve just launched a new feature that is perfect for teachers who encourage students to work together. […]

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Stop Motion Studio Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers

Stop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app that can be used across the content areas.  Similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube or claymation characters moving across the screen.  In the classroom teachers are using this app to have students demonstrate their understanding of content in lots of subject […]

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ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary Classroom

ModernChalkboard.com has a large collections of SMART Board lessons for elementary school teachers.  Their Notebook lessons work with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems and cover a variety of topics. Created by the same team as SuperTeacherWorksheets, ModernChalkboard has tons of resources for teachers looking to energize their SMART Board lessons. There are plenty of interactive math […]

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Otus Update: New LMS Features Announced at ISTE

Just a few weeks ago at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, Otus released its new user interface – and the updated version is still completely free for teachers and students!  I had a chance to meet up with Chris Hull, Otus’ teacher/product developer.  After corresponding for the past year it was great to finally meet in […]

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Call for Stories! Do you use QR Codes or Augmented Reality?

Greetings! I’m working on a new book project and collecting stories on scannable technology. If you have something great to share – from your classroom, school, or work you do with students – I’d love to share your stories with readers. This could be a daily lesson, extended project, an idea of your own or […]

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The Common Core and Digital Skills Development

Here’s a preview of my post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a powerful set of expectations for student learning that has been adopted by districts across the country. One of the phrases associated with this document is college and career readiness. As we prepare […]

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Sneak Peek: Otus Plus Web Platform and New Features

I’m excited to share with you a sneak peak of the learning management system (LMS) from Otus Plus.  The redesigned Otus web-based platform is now live and brings the power of the iPad app to web browsers.  This LMS is adaptable to different teaching styles and perfect for one-to-one classrooms.  This new web-based platform, and updated […]

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Big Update! Powerful New Features in iTunes U

iTunes U has been a transformative tool for educators working with students on iPads.  Teachers can design courses that include a variety of media, assignments and materials all in one organized place. The new iTunes U update adds lots of exciting features to this powerful app.  In addition to the in-course group discussions users can now […]

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