Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! As a former elementary school teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, I know how powerful iPads can be as learning tools in the hands of students. This mobile device is so much more than a content consumption […]

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K-2 Math Exercises from Happy Numbers

Happy Numbers is a terrific math web app that is designed to help elementary school students understand foundational concepts.  They have tons of great activities for teachers to use with their students and have just released a new update.  Their new topic Plus-Minus 1-100 (part 2), is designed to help students understand the concept of […]

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Long Division Practice with Tapston Math

For extra practice for long division you’ll want to take a look at Tapston Math’s app in the Apple App Store and Amazon Marketplace.  Long Division Tapston Math helps students understand the long division process.  It works with basic concepts to more challenging skills like working with remainders and decimals.  Students working through long division problems […]

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Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom

A paperless classroom on your wish list? Going paperless is a hot topic in edTech these days and shows lots of improvement on the traditional style of teaching from a pile of papers. Even students are weighing in that paperless teaching has positively impacted their ability to connect with other students and their work. While […]

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18 Useful Apps for 1-to-1 iPad Classrooms

If you are starting this school year in a one-to-one iPad classroom you might be wondering how to stay organized and use your devices effectively.  Instead of loading each iPad with a hundred apps, choose 10-12 quality content consumption and creation tools for your students.  Here are a list of some of my favorite apps […]

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App Update: Add Video To Your TinyTap

TinyTap is a terrific creation app that I shared late last year and they have a brand new feature you’ll absolutely love.  Now teachers and students can add videos to interactive learning activities they design!  You can make your own games that require students to tap a particular part of the screen to choose an answer.  Students can […]

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ISTE Round-up: Apps and Resources

ISTE was a whirlwind!  I met so many passionate and inspiring educators including lots of people from my Twitter PLN.  It was wonderful to have a chance to share some of my favorite apps for teaching Common Core Math and English Language Arts.  Here are the two slide decks from my poster session and BYOD […]

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Papermals Kindergarten Primer for iOS

Papermals Pre-K is a brand new app designed for children ages 4-6 who are getting ready for kindergarten.  For use on all iOS devices – iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch – kids will be able to interact with each activity as they practice math skills.  Covering everything from shapes, and coins to counting, children are sure to […]

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App Update: Happy Numbers K-2 Math Exercises

Earlier this year I shared Happy Numbers, a wonderful website that gives teachers access to Common Core aligned activities for K-2 students.  They offer interactive math tutorials for children that can be assigned by teachers and sent to students so that they can practice content independently. . There are lots of apps and websites that […]

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Math Game to Support Common Core

There are lots of apps that are gearing their content to address the Common Core State Standards.  Math Planet is a fantastic app that contains lots of games that will help students master Common Core math skills.  Designed for students in second through eighth grade, it allows users to try out a handful of games […]

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