Category Archives: iPad/Laptop Use

10 Things You Need to Know About #ScannableTech

10 Things You Need to Know About #ScannableTech

Scannable technology lets users connect content to places and spaces for a variety of purposes. I believe that QR codes and augmented reality can transform teaching and learning when thoughtfully integrated into instruction. This month I had the chance to share my ACES Framework for #ScannableTech integration featured in my new book for Corwin Press, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom at… Read Article →

Digital Writing for Classrooms- Write About Web Tool & App-min

Digital Writing for Classrooms: Write About Web Tool & App

Are you using digital writing tools with students? The team at Write About has developed an online platform and mobile app to help students grow as writers inside and outside of the classroom. I’ve shared their iPad app across the country during professional development sessions on Writing Workshop with Technology with teachers. I’m very excited about their website WriteAbout.com! The Write About digital writing tool gives users access to: hundreds of visual ideas to… Read Article →

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives-min

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives

Looking for quality, free resources for your classroom? The National Archives apps and web resources are perfect for K-12 classrooms. Teachers can access lots of primary source documents, video clips, and interactive ebooks for students. All of these resources are totally free and you’ll find tools that work on mobile devices and web browsers. National Archives Apps & Web Tools DocsTeach DocsTeach has a fantastic website (in addition to their iOS and Android apps)… Read Article →

Shakespeare eBooks from The New Book Press-min

Shakespeare eBooks from The New Book Press

This month marks Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday and you’re bound to find information popping up about this great playwright. Teaching this 17th century writer to 21st century student can be tough – that’s where Shakespeare eBooks come in play. The The New Book Press’ WordPlay Shakespeare eBook series breathes new life into reading the Bard, by putting a filmed performance next to the text. Now, actors “walk onto the page” making comprehension easier and quicker… Read Article →

Must-Have

11 Must-Have Tech Resources for Parents

As a classroom teacher, parents often came to me looking for mobile apps, websites and resources to help their children grow as students. This list can be shared with families at a back-to-school night or open house. You might choose a few of these ideas to share on a monthly newsletter or simply forward this blog post to families. Here are a few of my favorite tech resources for parents!… Read Article →

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My New Book is Now Available! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Press, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing educators from around the world. Deeper Learning includes my ACES Framework for scannable technology integration, step-by-step… Read Article →

Go paperless

Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets

If you missed my recent presentation “Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets” you can view it here! I shared some of favorite tools for teachers and students using Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Window tablets and Amazon tablets. These are perfect for one-to-one classrooms and schools using a mix devices. If you have a favorite or another to add to the list comment below! Go Paperless with… Read Article →

Parent-Teacher Conference Organization Tool From ClassTag 1

Parent-Teacher Conference Organization Tool From ClassTag

You may have heard of ClassTag the cloud-based app that helps teachers engage parents in their classroom community. ClassTag has just launched a completely free parent-teacher conference organization tool for teachers. With this app teachers can set up parent-teacher conferences in minutes with a simple, one-page application. To schedule conferences, teachers indicate when they are available, provide the email addresses of the parents and add a personal note. Once the teacher clicks on… Read Article →

Venn Diagram Tool for Mobile Apps & Web Browsers

Venn Diagram Tool for Mobile Apps & Web Browsers

Venn Diagram is a completely free web browser based creation tool with a companion mobile app for iPads and Android tablets. With Venn Diagram students can organize their thinking and add information to their screen. This interactive tool works well on an interactive whiteboards and Chromebooks. The companion mobile app is a great option for students in mobile devices. More than a substitution for the traditional graphic organizer, Venn Diagram… Read Article →

8 Apps & Web Browser Tools from ReadWriteThink

8 Apps & Web Browser Tools from ReadWriteThink

The folks at ReadWriteThink and the International Literacy Association have developed terrific digital resources for students and teachers. They have a handful of mobile apps and web browser based tools for English Language Arts classrooms. You’ll definitely find ways to incorporate these creations into your everyday lessons! Timeline: This creation tool lets users put events in order. Kids can organize moments on a timeline using text and images. Venn Diagram:… Read Article →