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Shutterfly Photo Story for Classrooms

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 through text, photos, audio and Doodle, a feature that enables writing and drawing on any… Read Article →


Capture Student Work with Seesaw – The Learning Journal

 I’m very excited about the new learning journal app Seesaw 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 gives parents a personalized, up-to-date window of what their child is doing and learning at school.  It has a visual… Read Article →

Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom

Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom

Handouts is a paperless student/teacher platform for tablet-centered classrooms.  With this app teachers can create handouts to distribute to students by taking a picture of a paper activity sheet or importing digital files they’ve already made.  Teachers can select which handouts they want to distribute and send them to the whole class or individual students. . Once students are sent handouts they can open them on their tablet and use… Read Article →

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Track Conferences with Stream Reading on iOS

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 with the student for a conference. Stream Reading helps users keep track of when they… Read Article →

11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads

The iPad is a great tool for accessing and creating content.  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: Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad (bubble sheet) Score Rubrics on iPads (grade student work) Show and Explain Your Work (document student understanding) Class Charts (gather behavior data) Screenshots (capture student work) Gmail to Organize… Read Article →

13 Gotta-Have iPad Presentation Tools

This list includes some of my favorite ways to use the iPad for student (and teacher) presentations.  Whether you decide to have students make their own Tellagamis or try using SlideShare for PowerPoint inspiration, these 13 tips will change the way you see iPads as a way to create and give presentations in your classroom. Haiku Deck for Small Presentations Film Your Own Persuasive PSAs Student Created Podcasts Tellagami for… Read Article →

App Combo: iMovie and Doceri

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 import individual student’s work into iMovie and combine them to make one class movie.  it’s… Read Article →

App Combo: Educreations and Geoboard

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 Camera roll). Using the record and narrate features in Educreations, your students can explain what… Read Article →

Scribble My Story for Publishing

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!