FriendStrip Comic Creator

Perfect for children who love to “strike a pose” this app presents kids with scenes from a comic strip.  They can act out each scene, snap a picture and create a customized story.  FriendStrip Comic Creator is a wonderful app for teaching children about telling a story in sequence and has plenty of free options […]

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App Update: Educreations

There are lots of reasons that Educreations is one of my favorite iPad apps and a new update has added a fantastic feature that I never knew I always wanted! Now users can swipe up and down on the screen to increase the white space available to them instead of having to add a new slide. […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs iBook for iPads

There are lots of ways to read books on iPads or create your own).  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs allows children read an interactive storybook by themselves, with help, or simply listen to it read aloud.  Children need to experience read alouds regularly. This iPad app is a great way to empower students to […]

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Promote Student Engagement with a Virtual Whiteboard

One of the most memorable parts of my experience at the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute in Austin this past July was using virtual whiteboard apps to find people with similar interests.  We wrote out a topic of interest on our favorite whiteboard app and silently walked around a room to see whose screen looked like […]

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Common Core and iPads

If you missed my recent presentations at EdTechNJ or the University of Delaware’s iPads in Education Conference, check them out here: Download: Energize ELA Lessons with iPad Apps that Align to the Common Core Download: Teaching Common Core Math on iPads

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Printing Tip: Try Reader View

I love having students use reader view when looking at a text from an Internet browser.  Another great way to use this tool is when you’re printing out content from the web to share with students.  Informational text is such an important part of the Common Core and I use current events in my classroom […]

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App Combo: iMovie and Doceri

Doceri is one of my favorite free screencasting apps and is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students.  They can show their work solving a math problem on the screen and explain their thinking by recording their voice.  Doceri allows user to save their creations to the iPad camera roll.  This means you can […]

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EduGame Spotlight: Wooords

Word games can be a great tool for students to practice problem solving through word play. Wooords is a free app with optional upgrades that lets players build words using a set amount of letters.  They’ll manipulate each one to form new words and get points based on complexity and speed. Check out my Common […]

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ABC House for Early Elementary

A terrific app for increasing student vocabulary is ABC House.  For early elementary and English Language Learners, this free app uses pictures for vocabulary acquisition.  Audio and video support will help students learn words in context. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching vocabulary with mobile devices!

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Working Together: iPad Apps that Facilitate Student Collaboration

If you weren’t one of the 400+ attendees of my live webinar, you can still check out my presentation: Download the Presentation

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