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12 Apps for the One iPad Classroom

9 May

You don’t have to be in a one to one iPad classroom to integrate this powerful tablet into your everyday routine.  Here are just a sampling of some great apps to use with your one iPad:

  1. Spinner (instant decision maker)Image
  2. iTunes U (curriculum material)
  3. Word Clouds (whole class discussions)
  4. MyScript Calculator (checking student work)
  5. Science Channel (accessing video clips)
  6. Pocket (keep track of PD articles)
  7. Scholastic Book Wizard (scan and search book titles)
  8. American History Clips (find the perfect video)
  9. Stream Reading (keep track of conferences)
  10. Aesop’s Fables (classroom read aloud)
  11. Book Writer (create class anthologies)
  12. Number Line (modeling for students)

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Class Charts Whole School is Free for Teachers

17 Apr

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Earlier this year I shared Class Charts, the behavior management tool for creating seating charts in your classroom.  They have recently launched Class Charts Whole School which uses student behavior profiles to create seating charts.  This happens automatically thanks to an artificial intelligence engine that monitors behavior trends and identifies which students are in need of interventions.  Now teachers using this free program can manage behavior in real time and synchronize their class’ data with the whole school.

Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 7.22.28 AMClass Charts Whole School gives your school community the opportunity to reward good behavior for students in every grade.  Not only could this lead to the development of a school rewards store, but this program can be part of a school-wide effort to promote good decision making.  Class Charts lets teachers have a visual of student performance and data ready to share with parents, service providers, and administrators.  Check out their website to learn more!

Pick a Student

28 Nov

There are so many  classroom management tools that I love and here’s another. iLEAP Pick A Student makes sure that you call on every student in your class.  Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use this free app to make sure that all of your students are held accountable in class discussions.  Try projecting the screen from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch so that students can see which one of their peers is up next!

Check out this common core aligned lesson where this app could be used during discussion time!

Here’s another common core aligned lesson where this app could be used during discussion time!

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