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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11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers

There are tons of fantastic websites for teachers and here’s a list of 11 that I absolutely love.  You’ll find lesson plans, videos, interactive resources and more on these sites.  Click on each link to learn more about each one! There are lots of websites for teachers out there and it can be difficult to […]

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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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Brainfeed Educational Videos: Easy Access on iPads

Videos are a powerful teaching tool for grabbing students’ attention and helping them visual abstract concepts.  Brainfeed has a fantastic app with tons of free content for streaming educational videos.  There are clips on the environment, the human body, and even geometry. A subscription lets users access the entire library, but this app has plenty […]

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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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