Category Archives: iPad/Laptop Use

Classroom, Inc. Literacy Games with Real World Connections

Classroom, Inc. Literacy Games with Real World Connections

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit that makes literacy learning games and project-based activities connected to the real world.  Designed for middle school and early high school students, their content is aligned to the Common Core State Standards in both reading and writing.  Classroom, Inc.’s newest game series “Read to Lead” integrates leadership skills such as critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving with written/verbal communication.  Students must read and write their way to success, while juggling… Read Article →

3 Apps to Explore Outer Space

3 Apps to Explore Outer Space

With only a few more chapters to go in Andy Weir’s The Martian and the recent news of water on Mars, outer space has been on my mind more than usual.  If your students are curious about the moon, planets, or space travel, they’ll want to check out these fantastic outer space apps for the iPad.  Each one will help students explore outer space as they read informational text, view video clips,… Read Article →

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News-O-Matic Now Available for Computers & Chromebooks

This month I’ve visited a handful of elementary schools looking to use iPads and Chromebooks effectively in English Language Arts instruction.  News-O-Matic has been one of my favorite iPad apps to share with elementary school teachers.  I’m excited to announce that News-O-Matic is now available on web browsers, making it perfect for Chromebook and laptop classrooms.  … Students can now access NOM whether they use the app or open up… Read Article →

Deliver Collaborative Lessons and Assessments with MimioMobile

Deliver Collaborative Lessons and Assessments with MimioMobile

This month Mimio launched MimioMobile for the Web — a new version of its MimioMobile application.  The web application lets educators deliver collaborative lessons and assessments to their entire class.  The release of their web version means that MimioMobile now works on virtually any device. MimioMobile now works on almost any device — Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, laptops, and even Chromebooks. The MimioMobile app will allow teachers to display student work to the whole class providing an… Read Article →

Online Resources to Teach the Ancient World

Online Resources to Teach the Ancient World

Using technology to teach the ancient world might seem like an interesting choice. Civilizations from long ago would surely have a difficult time wrapping their head around the types of devices students use in their classrooms. There are a variety of online resources that give students and teachers access to history and social studies resources. Some websites let students watch video clips that explain a period in history. A few… Read Article →

3 Screencasting Resources for the Flipped Teacher

3 Screencasting Resources for the Flipped Teacher

Teachers looking to flip their classrooms can explore a variety of tools. Screencasting is the process of recording what you are doing on your tablet or computer. It’s like taking a screenshot but includes audio and video recording too. In the flipped classroom screencasts can be used to create the video clips you ask students to watch before class to prepare for a lesson. There are a handful of great… Read Article →

ActivityCircle: Engaging K-12 Learning Platform

This past year I shared Frolyc, a fantastic learning activity creation and collaboration platform.  Frolyc has recently changed their name to ActivityCircle – a great description for a platform that has always focused on learning activities.  It facilitates collaboration amongst teachers, amongst students, and between teachers and students. With ActivityCircle, users can design learning activities, assign these creations to students, and differentiate learning.  ActivityCircle lets users share the lessons they’ve created with co-teachers and teachers around… Read Article →

Write About: Web-Based Writing Platform for Teachers and Students

Write About is a digital writing platform for classrooms with the mission of making writing fun and sharing easy. If you are looking to provide students with an authentic audience for their writing in a safe community, Write About is sure to keep children engaged.  … Created by educators, Write About includes thousands of visual Ideas to spark every genre of writing and custom groups for student interests, classroom projects and collaborations.  The layers of publishing for… Read Article →

Online Math Homework: Problem Solving with SOLVY

SOLVY is a totally free online math homework platform for students, teachers and schools.  With SOLVY students can access math problems that have been handpicked by their teachers.  Teachers can assign exercises for students based on their interest and needs. They’ll receive notifications when students require extra support based on their homework performance. SOLVY can save teachers time, helping them use their time efficiently while providing a real world context for learning… Read Article →

Citation Generator from Academic Help

Academic Help is a website for students and teachers that is full of helpful resources.  They have writing guides and samples for different writing types, and host webinars on a variety of topics related to English Language Arts.  It’s a great resource for teachers looking for exemplar pieces of writing, and students looking for support as they work on an assignment.  …. One neat feature is their citation generator.  This… Read Article →