Shadow Puppet is iOS 8 Compatible!

Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite digital storytelling apps and they have big news related to the launch of iOS 8.  Their iPad app, Shadow Puppet Edu is now compatible with iOS 8, iPhone 6, and 6 Plus.  They’ve added a few new iOS 8 specific features like the ability to save to iCloud Drive […]

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NoteLedge for Teachers and Students!

NoteLedge is a terrific app that will come in handy for both teachers and students.  It lets users take notes on their iPad that includes video and audio recordings.  You can even record audio of a lecture as you are typing notes on your screen.  It has a varitey of options for notetaking including drawing pictures […]

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Completely FREE Management App for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

Otus is a terrific management tool for teachers in one-to-one classrooms who want an easy way to keep track of student work, provide opportunities for collaboration, and so much more.  I’ve had the opportunity to share Otus with my readers and webinar attendees and want to highlight one of the fantastic aspects of this powerful […]

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My Edutopia Blog Posts

It has been a privilege to share my favorite resources and ideas for using instructional technology in the classroom on Edutopia.  ClassTechTips.com contains concise posts that give teachers a quick take on a new piece of technology so they can decide if they want to explore it further.  Edutopia has given me a platform to […]

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Udemy Apps for On-the-Go Learning

Between iTunes U, SimpleK12, Twitter, Pinterest and countless blogs, there are lots of places where you can explore a topic you’re interested in learning more about.  Udemy is a platform that I’ve used to create and share two courses.  In addition to an easy to navigate website, they have apps for iOS and Android devices that make […]

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Explore Sound on iPads

Learning through discovery can help children of all age levels gather information and get excited about a new topic. Sound Uncovered is an awesome free app that lets kids explore this concept. They’ll interact with different activities as they begin to make connections to the world around them.  A great choice for station work in […]

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ISTE Round-up: Apps and Resources

ISTE was a whirlwind!  I met so many passionate and inspiring educators including lots of people from my Twitter PLN.  It was wonderful to have a chance to share some of my favorite apps for teaching Common Core Math and English Language Arts.  Here are the two slide decks from my poster session and BYOD […]

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ReadyRosie: Powerful Parent Engagement Video Tool

I’ve had the pleasure of working with LitWorld this year – a wonderful nonprofit organization in New York City.  One of the resources we’ve shared with the parents who are part of their intergenerational iPad literacy program is ReadyRosie. ReadyRosie is a fantastic parent engagement tool that sends videos straight to parents once a day.  In these […]

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Learn Spanish on iPads with MindSnacks App

Mindsnacks has a fantastic vocabulary app that I often recommend for teaching children tier three words.  If your students are looking to expand their Spanish vocabulary you may want to check out Learn Spanish by Mindsnacks.  Teachers and students looking to learn Spanish on iPads will love this app. Learn Spanish by Mindsnacks is a powerful app […]

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TED-Ed Videos, Lessons & Resources

TED Talks are great for using inside or outside of the classroom but if you’re looking for video clips that are targeted to students, you’ll definitely want to check out TED-Ed. This website is full of resources for teachers including videos, extension activities and comprehension questions.  With animated creations on a variety of subjects you’re […]

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