Canva is a poster making tool that I absolutely love. It’s free, easy to use, and a great tool for teachers and students. With this app and website users of any age can create beautiful posters. There are templates to help you gets started or you can use this poster tool as a completely blank […]
Informational text is an important feature of teaching students about the natural and social world and a key element of Common Core in today’s classrooms. Informational text varies from general non-fiction because of a few features—most notably that the information is structured in a way that helps students learn. For teachers looking to learn more […]
This past year I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to Channel One News’ blog. I’ve shared some of my favorite EdTech trends, technology tools and iPad apps. Here’s a list of some of my posts for their site – you can see a full list of my guest blog posts by clicking here.
One of my favorite online resources is Scholastic News. This website is perfect for finding high quality informational texts about current events. Each article contains nonfiction text features including captions, maps, sections headings and more. Scholastic News is a great resource for connecting current events issues to English Language Arts instruction or extending a lesson in […]
DIY Sun Science is a fantastic app for letting students explore the natural world. This science experiment iPad app is full of activities and information. With this free app users can check out the solar system. Students, teachers and families can use this app as inspiration for science exploration. DIY Sun Science is full of ideas […]
Chalkup is a powerful tool for changing the way you teach and interact with students. This online platform lets teachers take their classes to the next level by providing a way for teachers to engage their students. Classes of students can collaborate on shared files to complete projects and study in groups. Both teachers and […]
Earlier this year I shared Academic Help, a website that gives students and teachers access to free writing guides. The site has been completely redesigned making it simple to search for exactly what you need. On the homepage you’ll easily be able to click on keywords like bibliography, admission essay, or job application letter. Kids can scan the different choices at […]
The App Store is full of QR code readers – most of which are free. My go-to QR code scanner is i-nigma. One reason I recommend this app at workshops and conferences is because it can be used on lots of different devices. If you visit their homepage you can see links for the Apple […]