EdTech Tip: Preparing Students for Google Hangouts

Here’s a preview of my post for Channel One News – click on the link below to read more! Google Hangouts makes it easy to connect with people from around the globe, right from the classroom. Students who participate in Google Hangouts should be prepared for the experience. It is important that they understand their role, know […]

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Google Slides on iPads: Collaboration App

I am a big fan of Google collaboration tools that make it easy for teachers and students to work together on shared documents.  It can make completing a class project easier and help students connect with their peers at any time of the school day.  Over the past few months the iOS apps for Google […]

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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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Scholastic Book Wizard: Scan Books for More Info

With this awesome app, teachers can scan and search books to access tons of information.  Scholastic Book Wizard lets you scan the barcode or type in the title of a text to find out the Lexile level and guided reading level of a book. Scholastic Book Wizard works on iPhone and iPads making it a […]

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Slideshows with Shadow Puppet

Shadow 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. There are lots of ways to use this app in the classroom […]

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14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be […]

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Coordinate Grid for iPads

Geometry Pad is a fantastic free app for drawing on a coordinate plane on iPads.  Draw figures, add text and identify the points on the grid.  This app is great for teaching how to identify x and y values and creating your own polygons.

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Social Studies Slogans: Make Your Own Memes

You’ve seen them in emails, on Facebook, even the Today Show features memes that have gone viral.  Students can create their own memes using Haiku Deck on their iPads. Follow these steps: Create a new presentation and choose a theme Add an image from your camera roll to set as the background Add your slogan […]

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