3 Apps for Teaching Environmental Stewardship

Earth Day lessons are perfect for getting students interested in the world around them. Whether you’re looking for an activity to use this April or want to infuse environmental awareness during another part of the school year, there are a variety of tools that can help students explore new things and share what they know. […]

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Explore Plant Life with NAMOO 3D Simulations

NAMOO – Wonders of Plant Life is a new iPad app that offers an opportunity to explore the life of plants. With this app students can access interactive 3D simulations and educational content. NAMOO lets kids work their way through nine chapters to learn about a range of plant life topics. Students can explore roots, root tips, leaf anatomy, […]

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Nature Maestro Environmental Apps: Explore Earth’s Biomes

My last years in the classroom were at an environmental stewardship magnet school. I love digital tools that give students an opportunity to learn about biomes and animals. The Nature Maestro series of environmental apps introduce students to Earth’s biomes and animals through immersive audio and visual explorations. This series features Costa Rican rainforests and Glacier […]

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Seterra Geography Map Quiz Game for iOS & Web

Looking to for a map quiz to learn geography? Seterra Geography is an iOS app and online platform for students. This map quiz app is easy to use and has a wide range of maps. There are a handful of different quiz categories so students can practice identifying continents and the locations of different countries. Kids […]

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10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks

Students need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world. Providing students with ways to demonstrate their understanding and create content is even easier with technology tools. Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the […]

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13 Tips and Tricks for Virtual Field Trips with Google Hangouts

Earlier this month I hosted a webinar on my favorite tips and tricks for virtual field trips. These ideas work well with video conferencing services like Google Hangout, Skype and Facetime. Virtual field trips are great options when your destination is logistically or financially challenging. With a Google Hangout you can beam into different locations […]

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6 Exciting AR Apps for Student Learning with #ScannableTech

Augmented reality (AR) can serve a variety of purposes in your classroom. This exciting technology layers virtual content on top of the real world, providing an opportunity for students to interact with content in a completely new way. It’s important to think of augmented reality as more than just a gimmick. Sure, it grabs students’ […]

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5 New York Hall of Science Apps

The New York Hall of Science has five apps for iPads that are perfect for students exploring the world around them! The science apps come with lots of resources for teachers including lessons and tips. Each one is independent but all can work together to help students explore science concepts in the real world. Here are five New […]

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Bring 3D Printing to Your Classroom: 3DPrint360 Classroom Printer Support

Lots of schools are exploring 3D Printing, but how do you get started? The folks at 3DPrint360 can help you find the best 3D printer for your school and support you after the delivery is made. A 3D printer can energize teaching and learning across the content areas. Students can design and create physical objects that […]

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VIRRY’s Animal Web Cam App: Teach Empathy & Life Skills

Forget about cartoon animals – the VIRRY animal web cam app brings real live animals to your iPad screen. VIRRY combines high definition live and pre-recorded video to help spark students’ curiosity in wild animals. I love how this app is super interactive while incorporating information about different animals and habitats. VIRRY was created with child […]

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