Creative Thinking App: WonderBox Promotes Curiosity

WonderBox is a fantastic creative thinking app that promotes curiosity while giving kids a space to create. Students can explore, make and share with this completely free app.  WonderBox is from Duck Duck Moose the folks behind one of my favorite apps, ChatterPix Kids.  This app lets students explore science, geography and sports topics giving […]

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Storyline Online for Read Aloud Videos

Read alouds are such an important part of an elementary classroom’s literacy block.  If you’re looking for a new way to share stories with your students, or simply want a resource to share with parents, you have to check out Storyline Online.  Presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, this site has videos of well-known actors reading your […]

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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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LearnZillion for Common Core Math and ELA Videos & Lessons

I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources this month (TED-Ed, Newsela, Met Museum, Readworks) and LearnZillion is another that is perfect for Math and English Language Arts teachers.  Whether you’re looking to teach to the Common Core State Standards or simply want quality material to share with your students, LearnZillion has plenty to choose from. You […]

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Knowmia Teach Pro: iPad Lesson Creation Tool

If you are interested in creating video lessons using your iPad you’ll definitely want to check out Knowmia Teach Pro.  This powerful tool lets users make their own recordings using a virtual whiteboard to annotate images, draw pictures and add text to the screen.  In addition to capturing everything you write on the screen, Knowmia […]

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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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Video Tutorials to Learn & Review: Virtual Nerd Mobile Math

Video tutorials are a great way for students to review and learn new concepts.  Whether you’re looking for a way to flip your classroom, kick off a lesson, or provide extra resources for students, Pearson’s Virtual Nerd Mobile Math has a library of videos to choose from. This app gives you the opportunity to search […]

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12 Apps for the One iPad Classroom

You don’t have to be in a one to one iPad classroom to integrate this powerful tablet into your everyday routine. Not every classroom is 1:1 and many teachers find resources for one tablet classroom a bit frustrating as much of edTech focuses on 1:1 classrooms. If you’re not a 1:1 classroom, there are still a […]

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Google Hangouts in Your Classroom: Virtual Guest Speakers

Google Hangouts are a fantastic tool for connecting with colleagues, other classrooms and experts in the field.  If you aren’t able to take your students to a Civil War battlefield or a National Park, or just can’t afford to fly a guest speaker to come to a school assembly, try organizing a Google Hangout. This […]

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YoouKids to Manage Videos for Students

YouTube is a terrific resource for teachers looking for content to share with students.  There are tons of videos that will reinforce key concepts and help kids get excited about what they are learning in the classroom.  Since there are plenty of videos on YouTube that are not kid-friendly, YoouKids has developed an iPad app […]

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