Create Learning Maps with Edynco

Edynco is an online tool for creating learning maps.  A learning map is a version of a mind map specially designed for teachers and students.  Learning maps can include several elements (called nodes) including: title, instruction/summary and an attached resource, which can be a website, quiz, video, audio, PDF, image or document. Nodes are placed on…

Transform Class Communication with TocoMail

Tocomail is a great tool for teachers and students that I first shared last year.  It is a communication tool that gives students the opportunity to message their classmates and teacher in a closed network that is tightly monitored.  With TocoMail teachers can created a “walled garden” of class communication using computers and tablets.  Students will get…

Flip Your Classroom in Minutes with Standard Planner

Earlier this year I shared Standards Planner, a lesson planner tool for teachers that allows users to search through thousands of free resources.  Teachers can create, upload, and convert lessons, videos, and instructional material to make a plan for instruction.  Standards Planner users can align their plans to all 50 state and national standards including the Common Core.…

Leverage the Power of Apps with KONGcart Bundle

Earlier this year I shared the KONGcart Bundle which makes it easy for teachers to move around the classroom while using technology with their students.  There are lots of ways that teachers are combining hardware and software to create an engaging learning experience for their students. Many apps and programs make tablets work like Interactive Whiteboards and…

CueThink for Dynamic Math Problem Solving on iPads

  CueThink is an iPad app designed to improve students’ math problem­ solving skills.  The platform is centered around a “thinklet,” a showcase for student problem­ solving.  This video vignette captures the steps each student takes as they solve a problem and can be shared with the teacher and classmates. CueThink provides a framework for critical thinking…

9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

Here’s a preview of my new post on PD for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Many schools across the country have professional development days built into their calendar and regularly send teachers to sessions related to their discipline or passion. These are great opportunities to collaborate with staff members in…