Fooducate – Health Scan

There are lots of apps that allow you to scan barcodes to compare prices of different products. Fooducate takes this to a new level! When you scan the barcode of a processed food item, Fooducate connects you to information on “How Healthy” that product is – even assigning it a letter grade. Students can use this app on a supermarket field […]

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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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Let’s Talk About Captions!

I’m always looking for ways to help history come alive for my students.  The Perfect Captions app is a great way to incorporate technology in your classroom in an engaging way.  Students can add captions to demonstrate their understanding of what a fiction character or historical figure might be thinking.  They can use a picture […]

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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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Healthy Eating with Whole Foods

Whole Foods supermarket has an app for children that promotes healthy eating. In a game that feels similar to Angry Birds, players sort a variety of healthy foods moving them across the screen to the appropriate sorting belt. Healthy eating tips are given in between each level.  This would be a great starting point for […]

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