Shutterfly Photo Story is an awesome free app for iPads that is great for creating authentic learning experiences for students. It lets students in all grade levels create customized self-published photo books that apply what they have learned in the classroom through a hands-on, project-based learning experience. Shutterfly Photo Story allows students to tell stories […]
I’m very excited about the new learning journal Seesaw app which can help teachers and parents connect with students and keep track of their school work. Seesaw is a simple way for students as young as 5 to independently document what they are learning at school. It empowers students to take more ownership of their learning. Seesaw app gives parents a personalized, up-to-date window of what their […]
If 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 […]
The iPad has a great assessment tools for accessing and creating content with lots of fantastic apps to choose from. Teachers can also use this device to collect and organize student work. Here are a few ways you can turn your iPad into an assessment tool: 11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads Assessment Spotlight: The […]
Doceri is one of my favorite free screencasting apps and is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students. They can show their work solving a math problem on the screen and explain their thinking by recording their voice. Doceri allows user to save their creations to the iPad camera roll. This means you can […]
It’s so important for students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept and screencasting is a wonderful alternative assessment. Have students take screenshots in an app like Geoboard – they can create different shapes and snap pictures of their work. Then students can import these pictures into Educreations (they’ll be automatically saved to the iPad […]
Scribble My Story is a great free app for publishing. Students can create their own story book, record their own voice, and illustrate each page. This app is easy to use, has clean, crisp graphics and extra features if you choose to upgrade. Check out my Common Core ELA lesson plans!