Category Archives: iPad/Laptop Use

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

News-O-Matic Free Pilot Program for Teachers and Students

News-O-Matic Free Pilot Program for Teachers and Students

News-O-Matic is a terrific resource for students and teachers. With five new articles available each day at multiple reading levels and in Spanish, this literacy solution is a must-have for teachers looking for high-interest informational text. The folks at News-O-Matic are offering a free pilot program for teachers and their students. You can now sign up and try News-O-Matic for 30 days to see if it’s the right fit for… Read Article →

7 Apps from the Math Learning Center

7 Apps from the Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center has a handful of terrific apps for math students. Their virtual manipulatives let students move pieces around the screen and even annotate to demonstrate understanding. Most of their apps are available for iPads, Android tablets and web browsers – making them a favorite choice for teachers in BYOD or mixed-device classrooms! And did I mention they are totally free…?! Math Vocabulary Cards: sets of vocab cards for K-2… Read Article →

Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. A print disability is described as blindness, low vision, a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or a learning disability, like dyslexia. Bookshare has an extensive collection of educational and popular titles, including K-12 textbooks, specialized book formats, and reading tools. Bookshare offers individuals who cannot… Read Article →

LabQuest Stream Flexible Data Collection for Experiments

LabQuest Stream Flexible Data Collection for Experiments

LabQuest Stream is a wireless and USB sensor interface which helps students with scientific data collection for experiments on a mobile device, Chromebook, or computer. No matter what type of device students are using, LabQuest Stream provides educators the freedom and flexibility to collect data using a wide variety of computing platforms. It is compatible with more than 50 Vernier sensors and  Vernier Graphical Analysis apps, Logger Pro, and Logger Lite software. Teachers looking to… Read Article →

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Learn to Type with Typesy Typing Tutor

Typesy Typing Tutor is a software program that combines exercises and video to help students of all ages learn to type. Users can practice typing skills from anydevice, making this a great option for students in a BYOD (bring-your-own-device) learning environment. The activities are adaptive, meaning Typsey notices your progress and adjusts accordingly. It helps you set and monitor your own goals as well as creating smart goals for you… Read Article →