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…

Fantastic Student iBook: My Pet Monster

There are so many fantastic ways to turn your students into content creators on an iPad.  Apple Distinguished Educators Jason Sand and Robyn Torry brought second graders and eleventh graders together to create a whimsical iPad storybook.  Their iBook My Pet Monster combines the work of each group of students and is a great example of…

Tutor Toot Online Homework Help for Students

Tutor Toot is a soon-to-be-launched online homework assistance service that is specifically designed to help students master classroom content at home.  Busy parents can support their children with this virtual tutor service that helps students understand challenging homework problems.  In addition to servicing a wide range of students, Tutor Toot provides online homework assistance for free to children in disadvantaged…

Capture Student Work with Seesaw App – The Learning Journal

 I’m very excited about the new learning journal Seesaw app which can help teachers and parents connect with students and keep track of their school work.  Seesaw is a simple way for students as young as 5 to independently document what they are learning at school.  It empowers students to take more ownership of their learning. Seesaw app gives parents a personalized, up-to-date window of what their…