Otus the Mobile Learning Tool for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

If you are in a one-to-one iPad classroom Otus is a new app worth checking out.  It combines some of the best classroom and behavior management features found in other apps – assessment, polling, split screen, web browser – into one place.  Created by two middle school educators in Illinois, this app was designed to solve […]

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SkyView Free – Explore the Universe!

 As a big fan of apps that bring the world to your fingertips, I’m very excited for the new FREE version of SkyView.  With this app students can point their device towards the sky and see where stars, planets and constellations are located.  Users can access extra information on each celestial body and activate the […]

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iTunes U for Curriculum Resources

Schools across the country are using iTunes U to connect students with course material and transform the workflow of their classrooms. If you’re not in a one to one iPad school, iTunes U is still a fantastic resource. By searching through the open courses available in this app, you can locate materials to use in your […]

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Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!

I am so excited to launch my second Udemy course! “Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!” This course can be taken at your own pace and includes 20+ videos that can be played, paused, and watched over and over! In this course, you will learn how to make QR codes, […]

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Class Charts Whole School is Free for Teachers

Earlier this year I shared Class Charts, the behavior management tool for creating seating charts in your classroom.  They have recently launched Class Charts Whole School which uses student behavior profiles to create seating charts.  This happens automatically thanks to an artificial intelligence engine that monitors behavior trends and identifies which students are in need […]

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Giveaway – Sphero & iPad!

Last week I shared the new educational tools available for teachers using a Sphero in their classroom.  This smart toy lets kids explore STEM concepts like programming as they interact with a rolling robot ball.  If you don’t have a Sphero in your classroom and want to try one with your students, check out this […]

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Free Writing Guides from Academic Help

If you’re looking for an English Language Arts resource for your middle school and high school students, Academic Help has tons of guides to help young writers.  Their website provides free writing guides and samples of different types of papers.  This includes examples of critical essays, narrative essay, application letters, and even tips for creative […]

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Tocomail Launches Bullying Filter

Last month I featured a new tech tool that allows children to email safely.  TocoMail provides a closed network for student email that teachers can monitor.  This includes controlling contact lists so students can write emails only to their classmates.  With TocoMail students can learn about digital citizenship and English Language Arts skills.  Kids can […]

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YoouKids to Manage Videos for Students

YouTube is a terrific resource for teachers looking for content to share with students.  There are tons of videos that will reinforce key concepts and help kids get excited about what they are learning in the classroom.  Since there are plenty of videos on YouTube that are not kid-friendly, YoouKids has developed an iPad app […]

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Word Clouds for Predictions: Online Activity with Tagxedo

I’ve shared some ways that word clouds can be used in the classroom, and here’s another activity that works for all ages and subject areas.  Find a website that you are planning on sharing with students.  This could be an informational text on a science topic or simply a current events article. Copy and paste […]

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