Math Tutorials

A great resource for math tutorials is MathTrain.  This site has student created tutorials for all age levels that are quick and engaging.  Their website isn’t iPad friendly, but they have an easy to navigate iPad app that organizes their podcasts by topic. Check it out!

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Tangrams – Geometry and More

Tangrams are a great way to make geometry work hands-on and engaging for students.  This ancient game has come a long way since I was in school.  It’s a great tool if you’re looking to have a discussion on polygons and angles or just want students to problem solve while working on their fine motor […]

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Using an iPad with Free Applications in the Classroom

Click on the picture to view the presentation from today’s iPad in the NYC Schools event at the UFT headquarters.  Email or comment below with any questions.

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Curriculum Planning – Common Core Learning Standards

Most schools are beginning to embrace the national Common Core Learning Standards. If you haven’t heard of them or are not sure if your district is moving in this direction, learn more here. The Common Core Learning Standards are straightforward and user friendly – but you need to know them in order to plan instruction […]

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Interactive Maps

Interactive maps can bring geography and community studies to life! Whether you are working on a screen projection to zoom in, or searching for monuments or specific regions, instructional possibilities are endless. Students can use Google street view to zoom in on the street outside their school, or look at the border between Haiti and […]

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SMARTBoard Simulator for the iPad

Educreations is a fantastic iPad app that simulates the SMARTBoard touch screen experience. You will use a regular projector and projector screen – I’m often projecting onto my SMARTBoard even though my iPad isn’t connected to it. This app allows you to use your iPad screen as a blank canvas to write on while recording […]

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