Working Together – Collaborate on Whiteboards

  Whiteboard Lite is an app that has changed the way students work in my classroom.  With a simple tap of a button, two iPads on the same wireless network can turn their screens into one.  I have students solve math problems together, each writing in a different color, talking out each step as they […]

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Student Created Podcasts

I love using Khan Academy and Math Train to support lessons, but ScreenChomp has taken my use of podcasts to a new level. It’s important that students in my classroom feel successful and this app turns them into superstars. ScreenChomp allows users to record their writing and voice as they work through a problem on […]

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Create Your Own Textbook

iBooks Author is a fantastic way to get students involved in their own learning. If you’re dedicated to providing engaging lessons for your students then creating interactive textbooks needs to go on your to do list. iBooks Author has a short learning curve, and here are just some of the things you can do: I […]

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Haiku Deck for Small Presentations

I love Keynote and use it to present information to students across the content areas.  Haiku Deck is a great alternative platform for presentations. The best part:  it’s free and student friendly! This app allows you to create swipeable slides with a photo background and a small amount of text (…think haiku).  It has a […]

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DiigoBrowser

There are lots of ways to browse the Internet on your iPad.  Besides the Apple Internet browser Safari (that comes built in with your iPad) one option is DiigoBrowser.  Although Safari is my go-to when using the Internet, DiigoBrowser has one feature that I find particularly helpful in the classroom. You might have noticed the […]

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BrainPop

Whether you’re a subscriber or not, the BrainPop app for the iPad (and the website for PCs) is a fun and interactive learning tool for students of all ages.  The website as well as the BrainPop app, is full of video explanation on a variety of topics as well as quizzes that monitor students’ understanding […]

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Show Off Technology – Student Emails

If your students are using technology in your classroom there are many ways to show off their work to visitors.  I make sure that every bulletin board in my classroom clearly demonstrates how technology is used by my students everyday. Instead of exit slips to check understanding at the end of a lesson, my students […]

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Sticky Notes for a Tech Friendly Classroom

The Sticky Notes app has taken technology integration in my classroom’s Reader’s Workshop to a brand new level! This free app allows you to organize sticky notes, customize the size of the note, change the font, text color, and the “paper” color of the sticky note. In this example, the student writes the date and […]

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Custom Flashcards

There are lots of flashcards apps for the iPad but I when it comes to customization there is one I absolutely love! Flashcardlet by Quizlet allows students to view flashcards decks you’ve created on their iPads.  Quizlet is a free website where you can make  flashcards decks that correspond to vocabulary in any unit of […]

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I Can’t Live Without… Dropbox

You might have checked out my presentation on using Dropbox with the Noterize app earlier this year.  If you haven’t started using Dropbox I don’t know what to say… I can’t live without it! What is Dropbox? Dropbox is a free service that let’s you share files over a wireless network. Download the software on one […]

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