Apple Education has a series of fantastic iBooks that provide ideas and inspiration for using iPads in the classroom. They focus on popular apps that you may have already used with students. You’ll find ideas for collaboration, content creations and so much more. Apple Education has iBooks all about Explain Everything, Hopscotch, SketchBook Express, StopMotion Studio and Puppet Pals HD. These iBooks are completely free and can be downloaded to view on an iPad or Mac computer.
Follow this link to learn more about the iBooks created by Apple Education!
Buncee for Edu is edu.buncee.com‘s new, free iPad app. It’s a fantastic tool for creative education and fun communication! Similar to edu.buncee.com’s web creation functionalities, the app’s slide-based digital canvas, media tools, and buncee artwork provide educators and students a tool for creating digital stories, presentations, event invites and dozens of other fun projects. The app’s template Wizard also makes it a simple to share photos of classroom activities.
Just choose your photos, select a theme, and the Wizard helps create the buncee for you.
Students can easily print their buncee creations, save them to the photo stream, or publish them on edu.buncee.com. If you log into edu.buncee.com, you’ll find the iPad creations stored alongside the buncees you created on the web, ready to be shared anywhere.
Buncee for Edu is completely free – visit their site to learn more or download the app to get started!
I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources for informational text and current events and here is another website to check out. Smithsonian Tween Tribune has a collection of articles perfect for elementary and middle school students. You can easily access sports stories, national news, and more on their site. With a free login teachers can find Lexile levels for each articles in addition to lesson plans and quiz questions for students.
Learn more by visiting their website!
I’m so excited to announce that my new iBook “Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond” is now available for pre-order!
This iBook was made to view on iPads and has tons of ideas for using QR codes to design engaging lessons that reach all learners in your classroom. It has plenty of tips and includes over an hour of video tutorials.
Pre-order today before it goes on sale September 22nd!
If you are selling your lesson plans online already or are thinking about getting started you’ll want to check out Syllabuy. Now is a great time to set up a shop on Syllabuy since sellers will pay no transaction fees and earn 100% commission on shop sales until 2015. Features for sellers include: a simple product management system, the ability to put products on sale and create coupon codes, real-time feedback on product performance, and monthly payments via PayPal.
Syllabuy is a program from FundingFactory, the nation’s largest e-waste recycling fundraiser. Although Syllabuy is still in BETA, they already have thousands of lessons, activities, worksheets and other resources in all subjects available, most of them free or very low-cost. Many of the lessons are CCSS aligned and it’s free to create an account on Syllabuy – you only pay when purchasing a resource.
You can take a look at some of the lessons on Syllabuy (like mine!), upload your own to sell, or simply explore the site to learn more!