Category Archives: iPad/Laptop Use

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 →

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Money Pieces App for Teaching Values and Relationships

In the past few years I’ve shared some of my favorite apps from The Math Learning Center. Their new Money Pieces helps students visualize and understand money values and relationships. Versions of the app are available for web browsers as well as downloads for Apple, Windows, and Chrome devices. Money Pieces provides students two versions of coins and bills: virtual currency pieces that replicate the appearance and relative size of… Read Article →

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Cloudschool Free Learning Management System for Teachers

 Cloudschool.org is a learning management system (LMS) that provides a simple, free way for teachers to plan and deliver lessons online. Teachers can publish lessons, homework, and assignments for students to access on any device – without students needing a log-in. Teachers can use Cloudshool’s simple tools to create dynamic, multimedia-rich courses. Each lesson can be linked to curriculum standard and teachers can reuse or modify lessons. … After teachers have created… Read Article →

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

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Publishing, 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,… Read Article →

ABCya Games for Elementary Students on the Web

ABCya Games for Elementary Students on the Web

If you’re searching for a website with a large variety of content, ABCya is full of games for students from PreK to fifth grade.  These computer games cover a range of topics including English Language Arts and math topics.  The free games for elementary students on ABCya are engaging and educational – a good choice for after school and weekend enrichment or intervention. Abcya.com doesn’t require a log in and advertisements can be… Read Article →

Super Bowl Themed ELA & Math Questions from Edcite

Super Bowl Themed ELA & Math Questions from Edcite

 Formative assessments and homework don’t have to be boring. There are ways to assess the skills you’re teaching and make content engaging at the same time. Edcite is a digital platform that offers teachers the flexibility to create standards-aligned questions for any topic or current event. Giving students content that relates to their interests is a great way to ensure engagement. With Super Bowl 50 around the corner, why not… Read Article →