Category Archives: iPhone Apps

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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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My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available for Pre-Order

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 →

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New York Times Virtual Reality App: Free VR Experience

It’s so exciting to add another powerful virtual reality app to the list of things you can do with Google Cardboard.  If you haven’t played around with Google Cardboard it is a low-cost tool to turn your smartphone into a virtual reality viewfinder.  The folks at the New York Times are embracing this tool as a way to tell stories and bring news content to life – and they’ve designed a fantastic virtual… Read Article →

SAT App from Zinkerz: Adaptive, Comprehensive Study Tool 1

SAT App from Zinkerz: Adaptive, Comprehensive Study Tool

The team at Zinkerz has developed an SAT app designed to help students prepare for this college entry exam.  Availabe in the Apple App Store for iPads and iPhones, and the Google Play Store for Android devices, Prep For The SAT Test contains adaptive material that senses and personalizes to each student’s needs.  It offers detailed performance tracking so students know which areas they’ve mastered and where they’ll need to spend… Read Article →

Go Mobile with Spanish Language Learning: Level 3 Now Available!

Go Mobile with Spanish Language Learning: Level 3 Now Available!

Earlier this year I shared the Spanish language learning app ¡Así lo digo!  Level 3 of this engaging, easy-to-use app is now available.  It promotes proficiency and confidence through proper pronunciation, spelling and translation. ¡Así lo digo! offers a simple way to learn, practice, and review all of the vocabulary presented in ¡Así se dice! Users can choose to study vocabulary cards or challenge yourself with contextualized activities. Flashcards allow you to flip the card to learn the English… Read Article →

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One More Story Online Library for Read Alouds

Listening to stories read aloud is an important literacy skill that help students build comprehension and a love for reading.  One More Story is an online library of children’s illustrated books set to music and read aloud.  Students can choose from a wide variety of books with stories from authors like Ezra Jack Keats, Eve Bunting and Cynthia Rylant. Each text is narrated and students can watch as text is highlighted… Read Article →

Nonstandard Units of Measurements with Exploratorium's Apps

Nonstandard Units of Measurements with Exploratorium’s Apps

Introducing students to nonstandard units of measurement can be challenge for teachers working with students of all ages.  Curious Ruler is one app I love for these type of lessons since it gets kids thinking about objects in their everyday life.  For teachers working with older students you may want to check out How Many Saturdays?  This app from Exploratorium pushes users to think about time in nonstandard units. Although… Read Article →

Cheeky Fingers Piano Chord Dictionary App

Cheeky Fingers Piano Chord Dictionary App

Cheeky Fingers is a piano chord dictionary for the iPhone and iPad that is perfect for music students on the go.  With a simple interface and straightforward terminology, this iOS app is a great companion for music educators ands students learning how to play the piano.  This easy to use app presents piano chords to students.  When users choose a key to see chord variations they’ll access related chords and… Read Article →

CanaryGrading: Review & Grade Student Work Anytime

CanaryGrading: Review & Grade Student Work Anytime

Earlier this year I shared Canaryflow, a workflow tool that makes it easier for teachers to assign lessons and students to submit work.  The team at Canary Learning has just introduced a grading tool called CanaryGrading.  In addition to handing out and collecting assignments teacher can also grade student work within the Canary Learning platform.  CanaryGrading makes it easy for teachers to review student work at anytime since it’s fully functional even when… Read Article →

Go Mobile with Spanish Language Learning - Try ¡Así lo digo!

Go Mobile with Spanish Language Learning – Try ¡Así lo digo!

McGraw-Hill Education’s Spanish language app ¡Así lo digo! offers a quick and easy way to learn, practice, and review all of the vocabulary presented in ¡Así se dice!. You can choose to study vocabulary cards or challenge yourself with contextualized activities. Flashcards allow you to flip the card to learn the English equivalent, listen to a native Spanish speaker pronounce the word, and even record your own voice pronouncing the word to compare it… Read Article →