7 Fantastic Free Interactive Textbooks for iPad (& Mac!)

Looking for interactive textbooks? iBooks Author is a powerful tool for creating interactive textbooks for your students. Whether you work together as a class to gather content or simply curate resources to share with a class, the possibilities are endless. There are great examples of content created with this tool in the iBooks. If you’re […]

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App Update: Add Video To Your TinyTap

TinyTap is a terrific creation app that I shared late last year and they have a brand new feature you’ll absolutely love.  Now teachers and students can add videos to interactive learning activities they design!  You can make your own games that require students to tap a particular part of the screen to choose an answer.  Students can […]

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Online Resource: Edutopia

The past year and a half I’ve had the opportunity to share some of my favorite resources and activities for teachers on Edutopia.  This website is a terrific resource for teachers looking for information and inspiration on a variety of topics. It’s a great spot for learning about classroom management, technology integration, community partnerships and […]

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App Update: Brand New iTunes U

iTunes U is a terrific tool for creating your own course and easily distributing materials to students.  It lets teachers set up a course that can be accessed on an iPad.  Students can watch, read and listen to a variety of multimedia organized by their teacher.  It’s a great choice for flipping your classroom and keeping students on […]

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App Combo: Foldify and QR Codes for Scannable Activities

There are lots of ways to distribute QR codes to students – combining Foldify and QR codes is one of my favorite options.  This year at ISTE in Atlanta, I shared with teachers one easy way to add QR codes to three-dimensional shapes.   The app Foldify lets users create a template for a variety of three-dimensional […]

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code

Update: RecordMP3 is no longer in service – try recording with Vocaroo and use a QR code creator to turn the audio link into a QR code. You may have seen my post on “Talking QR Codes” and here’s another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that […]

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15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips)

Apps for exploring outside of your classroom give students the ability to explore locations that might be difficult for a field trip. It’s one of the best parts of having mobile devices in the classroom! Children can access informational text, images and videos to learn about new places and inspire them to think beyond the […]

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ReadyRosie: Powerful Parent Engagement Video Tool

I’ve had the pleasure of working with LitWorld this year – a wonderful nonprofit organization in New York City.  One of the resources we’ve shared with the parents who are part of their intergenerational iPad literacy program is ReadyRosie. ReadyRosie is a fantastic parent engagement tool that sends videos straight to parents once a day.  In these […]

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Common Core App: Access Standards on iOS & Android

I’ve already shared some reasons why I love having MasteryConnect’s Common Core app on my mobile devices.  If you are new to the Common Core or are diving into a new grade level this school year you may want to check out the search feature. The Common Core app lets users type in keywords to figure […]

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Use Remind to Reach Parents and Students

Remind is a fantastic platform for helping teachers and schools reach students and families.  Formerly known as Remind101, this web and app based tool lets users send text messages to a large group without having to worry about collecting phone numbers or giving out their own.  Teachers can schedule messages to remind families when assignments are due […]

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