Todo Math for the Classroom: FREE Trial Offer

Todo Math is a fantastic iPad app that supports Common Core Math instruction.  It includes exercises and activities to help students master pre-Kindergarten through second grade math skills.  This iPad app has bright and colorful features that will grab the attention of young learners and support them as they work to master math content. …… […]

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Translate Websites into Different Languages for Parents and Students

Google Translate is an amazing website that lets users translate text into another language.  With a simple copy and paste you can take a message in one language and translate it to another.  Although this tool isn’t always perfect it’s a great online resource for teachers looking to communicated effectively with families and students. In addition […]

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i-Skool: Learning in Motion on Mobile Devices

I’ve shared lots of reasons why I’m a fan of QR codes.  i-Skool is a project that incorporates scannable technology and puts learning in motion.  Its goal is to enhance brain activity by getting kids on their feet as they practice cognitive skills.  Teachers create a quiz with an item connected to a color in […]

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Literacy Assessment on Tablets with DRA2+ App for iPad

Teachers using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2+) can now gather formative reading assessment data on their iPad.  This app guides teachers through data collection as they observe, record and evaluate changes in the reading performances of their students.  It’s a great option for schools making a move to paperless reporting. The app lets teachers access […]

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The Answer Pad Interactive Learning Tool

The Answer Pad is a comprehensive tool that is different from the presentation and assessment tools you might have seen in the past.  This completely interactive mobile app and web tool promotes student engagement and helps teachers monitor student progress.  The Answer Pad lets teachers design summative assessments that can be answered with a tap of […]

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When do games inspire learning? Game-Based Learning Webinar May 18

On May 18th, I am moderating a webinar on game-based learning in the classroom with leading expert Greg Toppo, USA Today’s K-12 education writer (and a former teacher). Greg has been researching game-based learning in schools, and he recently wrote The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter after finding himself […]

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National Parks App: Virtual Field Trips on iPads

Whether you’re planning an outdoor excursion or just want to show off the National Parks to your students, check out National Geographic‘s fantastic free app: National Parks by National Geographic.  With tons of information (and the option to upgrade for more) this app can be used for student research or virtual field trips! It’s a great choice for students […]

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Stage App: Turn Your iPad into an Interactive Document Camera

Teachers in one iPad classrooms can turn their device into a document camera with lots of do-it-yourself tricks. The perfect app for turning your iPad into a presentation tool is Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera. It lets users switch from a white board, image background, and camera all while writing on the screen.  Extra in […]

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9 Apps for After School Programs

Educators who feel limited in creativity and flexibility due to rigid curriculum can introduce engaging, educational apps into after school programming.  This part of the school day often gives students (and their teachers) more choice. During this block of time you may want to incorporate one of these apps that promotes content creation and exploration: Shutterfly […]

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Learn a New Word Each Day with this Free Vocabulary Email List

Sharing new vocabulary with students is an important part of the everyday work that happens in your classroom.  If you’re looking to introduce a new word to students each day there is a free daily email that brings vocabulary to your inbox. Make Your Point is a free daily vocabulary-development email thatteaches useful, sophisticated words. […]

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