Category Archives: iPhone Apps

10 Things You Need to Know About #ScannableTech

10 Things You Need to Know About #ScannableTech

Scannable technology lets users connect content to places and spaces for a variety of purposes. I believe that QR codes and augmented reality can transform teaching and learning when thoughtfully integrated into instruction. This month I had the chance to share my ACES Framework for #ScannableTech integration featured in my new book for Corwin Press, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom at… Read Article →

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience-min

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience

Sometimes augmented reality can feel like a gimmick. It’s just like any type of technology – it should address specific learning objectives and connect to long-term goals for students. On first look, the Live Butterflies augmented reality app might feel like a simple AR experience. What I love about this app and many other augmented reality favorites is how it can engage students with interactive learning experiences. Live Butterflies is an app… Read Article →

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress-min

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students. Their web-based collections, interactive ebooks, and mobile apps are perfect for classrooms studying United States history. Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web. Finding resources online can be tough but these free resources from the Library of Congress can connect students to people… Read Article →

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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 →

Stack the States 2 Geography Game for iPads

Stack the States 2: Geography Game for iPads

If you’re looking for a new way to get students excited about geography, Stack the States 2 is worth checking out. This geography game for iPads and iPhones is an updated version of the earlier app you may already be familiar with. Stack the States 2 has interactive maps, 3D visuals and tons of questions with fun facts about the states. Students will interact with a map of the United… 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 →

PicsArt Free Photo Editing, Collage & Drawing App

PicsArt Free Photo Editing, Collage & Drawing App

PicsArt is a free photo editing, collage and drawing app. In addition to being a creative hub where artists can collaborate and create together, it is a valuable tool for the classroom.  PicsArt is helping students and teachers enhance learning by making it simple, easy and fun to express their creativity. Whether it’s adding graphics to a slide presentation or creating beautiful collage art, students can demonstrate their understanding while creating for an… Read Article →

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OnTrack Gets Parents & Kids talking with Emojis!

OnTrack is a tool designed to get parents and kids talking about school more often. With OnTrack students use emojis to let their parents know how their day is going. By using only emojis, kids can click and swipe in 30 seconds or less each day to let their parents know what they did and how they feel about their day. OnTrack is customizable by grade level and can be used by preschoolers or high school… Read Article →

Newsela Brings Leveled Current Events Articles to iPads

Newsela Brings Leveled Current Events Articles to iPads

The past fews weeks I’ve hosted literacy and technology workshops for teachers across the country. Newsela is one of the resources I share when discussing how to differentiate instruction with technology tools. Newsela is now available for iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) and makes it easy for students and teachers to locate leveled news articles. Newsela’s new iOS app lets readers find “just-right” current events articles. When you open up Newsela… Read Article →

3 Adobe Post Activities for Your Classroom

3 Adobe Post Activities for Your Classroom

Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate are two of my favorite creation tools to share when leading workshops of K-12 teachers. They are both easy to use and very student friendly. Post is the new addition to this trio of powerful Adobe apps. Adobe Post lets users add text to images and create posters straight from their iOS device. Here are three Adobe Post activities to incorporate in your next lesson: 1)… Read Article →