I Can’t Live Without… Dropbox

You might have checked out my presentation on using Dropbox with the Noterize app earlier this year.  If you haven’t started using Dropbox I don’t know what to say… I can’t live without it! What is Dropbox? Dropbox is a free service that let’s you share files over a wireless network. Download the software on one […]

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Gmail to Organize Student Work

I use Gmail for my personal email account and it is great in the classroom too. I have students send work they completed on their iPads (this works with PCs too) to a teacher Gmail account I set up in September.  Each student uses the same student Gmail account to send their work to me […]

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Screenshots

Taking screenshots (or capturing what you see on your iPad screen) is a great way to show students step by step instructions for work you want them to complete.  It’s the same thing I did when describing how to Make Your Own Buttons for the iPad screen.  In order to capture a screenshot you press […]

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Math Tutorials

A great resource for math tutorials is MathTrain.  This site has student created tutorials for all age levels that are quick and engaging.  Their website isn’t iPad friendly, but they have an easy to navigate iPad app that organizes their podcasts by topic. Check it out!

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Using an iPad with Free Applications in the Classroom

Click on the picture to view the presentation from today’s iPad in the NYC Schools event at the UFT headquarters.  Email or comment below with any questions.

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Make Your Own Buttons

A great feature of the iPad are the easy to access apps on your home screen.  Creating your own buttons allows you to jump to any website you choose quickly.  Instead of bookmarking sites you visit everyday you can create a one tap button for your home screen. If your students frequently access websites (ex. […]

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Test Prep Aids for the Teacher – Pacing

Although the New York State tests for elementary students are finished for this year, I know that I’m not the only person with test prep still on their mind. My students always need help with pacing and it’s tough keeping kids excited about something that is stressful for everyone. I love the free iPad timer […]

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WordPress

If you’re interested in starting a class website WordPress is a free site that offers you a blog format to update homework assignments, upload pictures and share links with students and their families. The WordPress app makes it quick and easy to update your blog on the go. This app works just as well on […]

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Curriculum Planning – Common Core Learning Standards

Most schools are beginning to embrace the national Common Core Learning Standards. If you haven’t heard of them or are not sure if your district is moving in this direction, learn more here. The Common Core Learning Standards are straightforward and user friendly – but you need to know them in order to plan instruction […]

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Read Alouds and Short Text Recorder

There are some teacher tools that have changed my instruction immensely and this is one of them! QuickVoice allows you to record your voice and I use it for read alouds and test prep throughout the school year.  You can record your own voice reading a short text or picture book and play it back […]

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