ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary Classroom

ModernChalkboard.com has a large collections of SMART Board lessons for elementary school teachers.  Their Notebook lessons work with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems and cover a variety of topics. Created by the same team as SuperTeacherWorksheets, ModernChalkboard has tons of resources for teachers looking to energize their SMART Board lessons. There are plenty of interactive math […]

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4 Web Tools for Studying Vocabulary Words

Here’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! A robust vocabulary readies students for a college education and a career. Knowledge of vocabulary words enable them to analyze topics and demonstrate understanding, including domain-specific vocabulary words when reading, writing, speaking and listening about a particular […]

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Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads: Informational Text & Primary Sources

In the Social Studies and English Language Arts classroom students can benefit from visuals and interactive text to help making meaning of the past.  The Berlin Wall HD is a free iPad app that presents informational text, primary source documents and interactive maps on the screen.  Students can tap, zoom and explore this period in […]

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing in the Classroom

Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don’t love the writing process. For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of fantastic iPad apps that just might inspire them to tell a story. Your students will be able to […]

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Language Arts Activities in the Science Classroom with Science4Us

Cross-curricular experiences are essential for students of all ages.  We know from real world experience that science and literacy can go hand in hand. In addition to providing a complete K-2 science curriculum that meets Next Generation Science Standards, Science4Us integrates language arts activities that help children practice a number of literacy skills such as: understanding of the […]

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Book Creator App FREE for Windows Tablets

Book Creator is one of my favorite apps for students.  I shared it at two poster sessions at ISTE this week (links to math session & writing session) and heard lots of stories from teachers using it in their classrooms.  This powerful mobile app is now available for Windows tablets and is completely free for […]

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25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process

I’m at ISTE today sharing some favorites during my poster session 25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process! View the presentation here: Click here for upcoming events or email ClassTechTips@gmail.com to schedule on-site or virtual visits! ..

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The Brainstormer – iOS and Apple Watch Storytelling App

Next week I’ll be sharing ideas for storytelling with the Apple Watch at ISTE in Philadelphia.  One app that I’ve been excited about is The Brainstormer  which is available for iPhones, iPads, and now the Apple Watch.  With a tap of the screen users will see a new plot, subject and setting appear.  The dials […]

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4 Word Games and Phonics Tools for Tablets

As teachers explore the best uses for tablets in their classroom, there are a range of possibilities for enhancing everyday instruction.  If you have access to just a few tablets you may decide to use these mobile devices in literacy stations.  Students can sign up to visit the iPad center the same way they would […]

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Reading Library for Kids on iPads – EPIC!

EPIC! is a subscription-based ebook library for students.  This iPad app gives elementary-school aged readers access to thousands of books straight from their device.  Kids can set their preferences, browse the collection and earn badges for their achievements.  This engaging app is great for reluctant readers or students struggling to find a just-right book that […]

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