Haiku Deck Classroom: Brand New for Teachers

Haiku Deck is a long-time favorite presentation tool. Anyone can create beautiful and engaging presentations quickly and easily on a web browser, iPad, and iPhone app. If you love this presentation tool too, you’ll be excited about their recent release. Now they’ve come out with a new product just for educators called, Haiku Deck Classroom. Haiku Deck Classroom […]

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5 Ways to Keep the Olympics Going All School Year

It’s over… or is it. The Olympics might have come to an end this summer but you can still bring the excitement from this global event into your classroom. This list doesn’t include Olympic lesson plans but instead provides ideas for how to make connections to the summer games throughout the school year. I hope you’ll find a […]

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7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson

Searching for informational text or the perfect short passage for your next lesson? Integrating current events into your lessons is a powerful way to reach multiple educational goals. I’m a big fan of a current events lesson that introduce students to big ideas about the world while setting a purpose for learning. One of my […]

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Creating App Lists for Families

Back-to-school is a popular time to share resource lists with families. As educators, we know that dialogue with parents might start at events early in the school year, but it definitely doesn’t stop there. As a classroom teacher using iPads one-to-one with students, I often heard the following question from parents: “What type of apps […]

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8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School

Earlier this summer I shared a post on 5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard (read it here). It’s been super popular and I wanted to share eight tips for teachers who are using Google Cardboard in school this year. On this list you’ll find a handful of things you may not know about Google Cardboard and […]

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Grammar Lessons, Videos and Activities from GrammarFlip

GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers a wide range of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos, each followed by practice exercises and writing application activities.  Students learn at their own pace from instructional videos, receive instant feedback from interactive practice exercises, and apply their knowledge through writing activities. Teachers can register on […]

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How-To Use News-O-Matic in the ELA Classroom

Finding high-quality, informational text can be challenge for English Language Arts teachers – especially if you want to hold your students’ attention. The team at News-O-Matic shares five new articles each weekday that introduce students to current events topics. These articles are perfect for elementary school classrooms. Not only is the content age appropriate, but […]

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19 Free Classic Books in the iBookstore

If you have an iOS device or work with students who have iPads in their hands, you’ll want to check out this list of totally free classic books! There’s no catch – classic books are part of the public domain and you can download them for free on your iPad or iPhone. The iBookstore is […]

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EdTech Book Spotlight: Innovate with iPad

I’m so excited to share the brand new book from fellow Apple Distinguished Educators Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen. Karen was kind enough to share a copy of Innovate with iPad with me this summer. As a former one-to-one iPad teacher I know how it feels to open a cart of iPads and wonder what to do […]

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3 Reasons to Check Out Nearpod Essentials Interactive Lessons

If you’ve visited my site before you know that Nearpod is one of my favorite EdTech tools. When I travel to schools across the country I love sharing these interactive lessons with teachers. Nearpod is an engaging presentation tool that works on iPads, web browsers, Chromebooks, Android devices, you name it. Teachers can design their […]

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