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Luna Interactive Projection Camera for Lesson Modeling

14 Apr

unnamed-1Using technology thoughtfully and effectively is an important part of today’s classrooms.  Not only can technology integration engage students, it can help them better understand key concepts and real world applications for problem solving.  Technology can enhance learning and often encourages collaboration among students.  

unnamedThe Luna Interactive Projection Camera helps teachers integrate technology tools into their daily instruction.  This device is a projection camera and web cam for sharing photos and videos with your class.  The Luna Interactive Projection Camera can be connected to USB ports on a PC and Mac computer taking advantage of established projector connections.  It’s small, portable and easy to set up.

Visit the Calloway House website to learn more about the Luna Interactive Projection Camera and how it can be used in your classroom!


Chatterpix Makes Pictures Come to Life

12 Feb

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I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for taking photographs to the next level using iPads (Funny Movie Maker, Shadow Puppet) and here’s another awesome one to add to the list! ChatterPix Kids lets your students put their voice to any image whether it’s a historical figure, a character from their favorite book, or a photo of a friend.  Try having students use this app to demonstrate their understanding of the main character of a book or what they learned during a research project.

Here are two Common core aligned lesson plans that will work great with Chatterpix!

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Slideshows with Shadow Puppet

15 Jan

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 11.03.59 PMShadow Puppet is an amazing app that is perfect for students of all ages.  Children can take still images and bring them to life with narration using this story telling tool.  Shadow Puppet lets users zoom into pictures as they narrate a slideshow.

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There are lots of ways to use this app in the classroom and Shadow Puppet features some great ideas on their Pinterest page and blog.  Students can describe what they learned during a field trip using pictures they’ve taken with their mobile device, or document the steps they took during a science experiment with a combination of images and narration.

This app is a must have for teachers looking for a creative way to have their students tell a story or recount events from an important school event.  Try including your Shadow Puppet creations in your students’ digital portfolio!

14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

11 Dec

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 9.04.01 PMPush your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items with these fantastic free apps!

Publish Stories on iPads

23 Aug

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iPads are a great tool for content consumption but there are plenty of free iPad apps that help students create content too!  Our Story for iPad lets users write their own stories using images saved on their iPad camera roll.  Add text and record your voice for each page before sharing your final product as a PDF or zip file.

Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching ELA on iPads: story maps, figurative language, fluency, current events, and more!

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Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom

7 Apr

Thank you for attending my workshop this month!

If you weren’t able to make it, check out my presentation Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom:

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Tellagami for Story Telling

27 Feb

There are so many great screencasting apps that I use in my classroom.  Tellagami is a fantastic free iPad app takes it to another level by allowing users to create their own avatars and place themselves anywhere they’d like (I’m “standing” in my classroom now.)  If you’re flipping your classroom, leaving a message for students to play when you’re pulled out for a meeting, or just looking to start off a lesson in a new way, you have to try Tellagami.

Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan using this app in the classroom!

Use this app with my Common Core aligned lesson plan for the iPad camera!

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This app is also available on Android devices.

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