Tag Archives: organization

Stay Organized with Pocket

17 Mar

photo (27)There is so much great information on the Internet for teachers looking to learn about educational technology, best practices and new ideas.  I am a huge fan of Twitter and use it to connect with my personal learning network.  It can be hard to keep up with all of the great articles shared by the people I follow so I use Pocket to stay organized.  After downloading the app and setting up a free account you can send links to this app through Twitter, your Web browser or even email.  This way I can sit down and read all of the articles I bookmarked over the week at one time as opposed to trying to keep up while I’m on the go. Download the app and learn more from their website!

This app is also available for Android tablets.

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Track Conferences with Stream Reading

19 Feb

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.21.56 AMIf you’re looking for a way to track conferences with your mobile device, check out Stream Reading.  Designed for both iPhone and iPad users this app  lets teachers easily manage reading reports and organize student data.  You can record audio of a student reading using your device’s microphone and  document what happened when you met with the student for a conference.

photo 2 (40)Stream Reading helps users keep track of when they met with students, record data on their comprehension of a text, and check off what strategies children were using as they read.  There is also a spot for teachers to type in comments and goals.  You’ll love the quick reference guide that includes prompting questions to monitor student comprehension.

With Stream Reading teachers can easily share and export data via email, Dropbox or printing straight from the device.  It also gives you the option to send goals directly to students and parents and set reminders for future conferences.  Learn more about Stream Reading by visiting their website!

Class Charts to Track Behavior

28 Jan

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Class Charts is a behavior tracking technology tool that makes it easy for teachers to collect data in their classroom.  This tool can be used to create seating charts for a class that provides a visual overview of student needs.  Class Charts gives teachers the ability to track and share data on student behavior to promote collaboration with colleagues.any_device

Class Charts will automatically create seating charts for students that can be edited to fit different classroom layouts.  These seating plans highlight key data for teachers that can be printed as reports to share with parents. Teachers can even add student photographs to their virtual seating chart to help learn names and keep classroom visitors informed about student needs.  Class Charts can be accessed from a laptop, desktop or tablet’s Internet browser and it is completely free!  Visit Class Chart’s website to learn more about this product – and watch their video too!

Stay Organized with LifeNoted

20 Jan

Screen Shot 2014-01-13 at 10.01.17 AMA fantastic scheduling tool, LifeNoted merges your calendar, notes, and photo taking in one powerful app.  Perfect for busy teachers and older students learning time management skills, LifeNoted gives you one place to record events and ideas.  Users can search through all of their notes by keyword and manage multiple calendars from within the app.  Not only does this app let you sync with iCalender but you can export a PDF version that can be opened in Dropbox, Evernote or any PDF supporting app.

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The clean interface of this simple to use app lets you see every note and daily appointment all on one screen.  A super cool function is the ability to add notes, photos and videos to your daily calendar.  Free to download, LifeNoted requires a one time in-app purchase to remove ads.  Try it out today to stay organized throughout the school year! Check out their website to learn more.

Pinterest for Educators

13 Dec

image (87)Pinterest is such a fantastic resource for teachers!

  • Find lesson ideas!
  • Locate new apps!
  • Keep favorite blog posts in one place!

Have you used their app for the iPad and iPhone? It’s an easy way to keep all of your pins organized and find great ideas on the go!

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This app is also available for Android devices.

Siri in the Classroom: Homework

18 Nov

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If you update a class blog that contains information on each night’s homework try using Siri!  By using this feature in combination with the WordPress iPhone app, simply “tell” Siri the homework and update your classroom blog with a quick tap on the screen.

Want more tips for a one iPhone/iPad classroom? Register for my Udemy course!

Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad

15 Nov

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 9.33.03 PMI’m excited to share some great new updates from one of my favorite assessment tools, The Answer Pad!  So much more than an app, The Answer Pad lets students with access to an Internet browser input answers for formative and summative assessments.  Teachers can easily transform their existing assessments into paperless exams so test results can be saved in an organized fashion.  The fantastic Go Interactive feature helps teachers gather information on student understanding at any point during a lesson.  In a one to one classroom, teachers can send a question out to their students and children can type in their answer, draw a picture on virtual graph paper or use any of the preloaded tools to demonstrate their understanding.    There are tons of cool features that make The Answer Pad worth exploring!
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The Answer Pad is free for teachers – up to eight classes and 200 students each!