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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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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Museums of the World

The iTunes Store is full of apps that can help take your students on virtual field trips.  Museums of the World brings thousands of museums from around the globe to your fingertips.  Whether you’re looking for contact information for local institutions or for details on exhibits hundred of miles away, this app is full of […]

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National Parks on Your iPad

Whether you’re planning an outdoor excursion or just want to show off the National Parks to your students, check out National Geographic‘s fantastic free app: National Parks by National Geographic.  With tons of information (and the option to upgrade for more) this app can be used for student research or inspiration! Check out my Common Core […]

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Hopscotch for Coding

Preparing students for careers of the future can take many forms.  There are a few great coding apps that children will love, including Hopscotch.  With a bright and colorful interface and lots of options for students to explore, this wonderful, free app is a must have for teaching critical thinking skills. Check out my math […]

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BrainPop Espanol

I’ve shared some of the reasons I love BrainPop and if you are working in a Spanish language, bilingual classroom, or just looking to support English Language Learners, BrainPop Espanol is a great resource. The iPad app and website has free daily videos and there is plenty for teachers to explore if you decide to […]

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TinyTap to Create Games

TinyTap is a a great new app for creating customizable games for your students.  Import pictures, add audio and students will follow directions to learn simple tasks and demonstrate understanding.  Check out their demos to get a feel for what you can create! Here are my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching with iPads!

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Mayan Math

Whether you’re looking for an enrichment activity for your math classroom or want to bring the Mayan Civilization to life for your students, Maya Numbers is a fantastic free app! Designed by a former archeologist and educator, MayaNumbers teaches students the history behind the number system used by this ancient civilization and they can practice […]

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Marine Missions to Explore Ocean Science

Another great app from National Geographic is Marine Missions, a bright and colorful game that teaches children about water conservation and the animals that live in the ocean.  A great tool for reinforcing lessons on ecosystems or extending a unit on biodiversity! Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans on sustainability, eating healthy, and […]

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