Category Archives: iPad/Laptop Use

Frolyc’s New Browser-Based App for Chromebooks, Macs and PCs!

Frolyc is a terrific platform for K-12 teachers and students.  It lets users easily design interactive activities without the need to understand coding. In addition to their iPad app for students, Frolyc has now launched a browser-based app for students to interact with on Chromebooks, Macs and PCs. With this new browser-based student app, Frolyc’s technology platform has become accessible within classrooms with access to desktops, laptops and tablets. Teachers can… Read Article →

Imakiku for Active Learning: Real-Time Student Response Tool

When students are part of an active learning environment they participate in class and collaborate with each other.  Imakiku is a real-time student response web-based tool designed to increase active learning in your classroom.  The only thing a teacher and their students need is a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. With no extra devices or apps, classrooms can start to use Imakiku right away. Imakiku lets students quickly answer your questions and view the responses and comments… Read Article →

Entrepreneurship in Action with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

Cashtivity is an fantastic online platform for entrepreneurship education and project-based learning.  This year I’ve had the opportunity to contribute lesson plans to Cashtivity’s new Campus section of their website.  These lesson plans compliment the Cashtivity platform and were designed to help teachers integrate the business building tool into their school day.  …. One lesson plan I’ve designed for Cashtivity is titled Creating a Business Plan: Financial Math.  In this lesson students will create a… Read Article →

QuBowl Online Quiz Bowl Platform

If you’ve ever coached Quiz Bowl, you know how tough it can be to not only motivate your players to train but also to track their progress. QuBowl is an online Quiz Bowl training platform that uses analytics to help students and teams train more effectively. Players can practice with category quizzes and daily practice rounds on the site, then see their rating, best and worst categories, and more. Instead… Read Article →

Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

Earlier this summer I shared Cashtivity, an engaging platform for entrepreneurship education and project-based learning.  I’ve had the opportunity to contribute lesson plans to Cashtivity’s new Campus section of their website.  These lesson plans compliment the Cashtivity platform and were designed to help teachers integrate the business building tool into their school day.  …. One lesson plan I’ve designed for Cashtivity is titled Brainstorming: Conversing and Collaborating About New Ideas.   In this… Read Article →

Chromebook Users! Explain Everything Available for Back-to-School

One of my favorite mobile apps to share with tablet teachers is Explain Everything.  This powerful screencasting tool lets students record their thinking using audio, drawing and a variety of features.  When I present to teachers on digital storytelling, apps for content area instruction, and must-have tools for the math classroom, Explain Everything is always a favorite.  It is a dynamic choice for students and teachers and truly puts the task before the… Read Article →

WriteLab: Strengthen Writing Skills & Provide Feedback

WriteLab is a powerful online tool built by writing teachers for students and other writing teachers. Students can upload or compose writing on any topic on WriteLab’s website and receive customized feedback. It offers immediate, neutral, non-judgmental and constructive responses to any writer’s prose. WriteLab helps students strengthen their writing while also providing a platform for peer collaboration and thoughtful teacher feedback.  … One thing that makes WriteLab stand out is… Read Article →

Video Resources from OpenEd Online Library

Earlier this year I shared OpenEd, an online educational resource library for K-12 students. OpenEd offers over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, instructional games and lesson plans for every Common Core Math and English/Language Arts Standard as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. The website has tons of videos to show students that can be used to hook students at the beginning of a lesson or to clarify concepts during a… Read Article →

iBooks Author Conference: October 8th & 9th – Nashville, TN

This October 8-9th the iBooks Author Conference will be held in Nashville, TN to bring educators together who are excited about the power for this dynamic tool.  I’ve used iBooks Author for the past few years and have learned so much from fellow educators who have explored lots of ways to bring interactive iBooks into their classroom.  Here’s an article on 17 Ways To Use iBooks Author Right Now that can give you… Read Article →

AirServer Tablet Mirroring: Collaboration, Interaction & Participation

AirServer is a fantastic mirroring tool that is perfect for tech-friendly classrooms.  Similar to an Apple TV, AirServer lets users mirror the screen of their mobile device on a computer.  That means when a computer is hooked up to a projector, everyone can see the screen of the mirrored mobile device.  AirServer uses a wireless connection to display the screen of a mobile device onto a computer – letting teachers and… Read Article →