Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill: Reading & Spelling App

Do you want to support your students as they’re learning their letter sounds and basic reading skills? Then you’ll want to check out Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill a reading and spelling app for students. Designed for students ages five to eight, Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill asks students to play a range of games. They’ll have to collect all […]

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5 Ways to Use Adobe Spark to Share School Stories

Telling your school’s story is a must for educators in any learning environment. You have the opportunity to share all of the wonderful things happening in your classroom, school and district. Technology tools make it easier than ever to tell your school’s stories. Last May I shared the fantastic creation tool Adobe Spark. I’m a huge fan of […]

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5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson […]

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7 Tech Tools to Capture Stories: Creation Apps & Websites

A few weeks ago I heard the amazing Katie Cunningham discuss the power of storytelling – check out her new book here. She shared some of the ways you can support student storytellers and it got me thinking… how can we use technology tools to capture stories? I’ve put together a list of my favorite […]

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3D Nonfiction Reading Apps from BrightWorld

As a former elementary school teacher, I know how important it is to introduce children to nonfiction reading materials at an early age. Informational text not only builds background knowledge on a topic but prompts students to ask questions and cultivates a sense of curiosity. BrightWorld is a new series of nonfiction reading apps for children […]

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7 Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator

You probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of Book Creator. I love apps that help students demonstrate their understanding and tell their stories. One great aspect of Book Creator is how users can easily integrate media they’ve created in other apps. How does this work? If your students have created a video […]

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Customizable Interactive Storybook App from Gingersnap Studios

Earlier this month I had the chance to see Gingersnap Studios’ awesome interactive storybook apps in action. They have two fantastic storybook apps that let you put yourself in a story for your children. With Gingersnap Studios’ apps you can snap a selfie and place your face in interactive storybooks. Parents, grandparents, or any family member […]

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RefME Citation Tool to Avoid Student Plagiarism

Last month I featured RefME a citation tool that lets you write the bibliography of a report or any type of research paper without leaving Microsoft Word.  They’ve just released a survey all about student plagiarism. It makes a great case for the use of tools that help students avoid plagiarism and correctly cite the work of […]

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Turnitin Revision Assistant: Student Writing Feedback Online Tool

Turnitin Revision Assistant is a tool for teachers to help them give feedback to students. Effective feedback should be timely and specific – Revision Assistant makes this important process manageable for teachers. With this writing feedback tool students can receive feedback aligned to a rubric of specific criteria set up by the teacher for that particular assignment. […]

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Color Uncovered Exploratorium App: Fun Facts & More

Color Uncovered is a very neat iPad app from the folks at Exploratorium.  It includes lots of interesting facts on color that will change the way your students think.  Providing a host of scenarios to students it discusses how many colors an iPad screen really shows and lets students examine famous art work with a new lens. […]

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