Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling

Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite apps for digital storytelling and now they have a new version designed specifically for classroom use.  All of the original great features that allow students to bring still images to life by recording their voice over a slideshow have been enhanced for students. Digital Storytelling With Shadow Puppet EDU […]

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QR Code Reader for All Devices!

The App Store is full of QR code readers – most of which are free.  My go-to QR code scanner is i-nigma.  One reason I recommend this app at workshops and conferences is because it can be used on lots of different devices.  If you visit their homepage you can see links for the Apple […]

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SMART Exchange for Interactive Lessons

If you are a teacher who uses an interactive whiteboard you’ll definitely want to explore SMART Exchange.  This website is a fantastic resource for teachers using SMART Notebook lessons. Interactive Lessons It includes thousands of user-generated lessons, games and activities for students at all levels.  You can search by subject area or keyword to find […]

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App Combo: Foldify and QR Codes for Scannable Activities

There are lots of ways to distribute QR codes to students – combining Foldify and QR codes is one of my favorite options.  This year at ISTE in Atlanta, I shared with teachers one easy way to add QR codes to three-dimensional shapes.  It’s a great opportunity to share QR codes in a unique ways. With […]

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Papermals Kindergarten Primer for iOS

Papermals Pre-K is a brand new app designed for children ages 4-6 who are getting ready for kindergarten.  For use on all iOS devices – iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch – kids will be able to interact with each activity as they practice math skills.  Covering everything from shapes, and coins to counting, children are sure to […]

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code

Update: RecordMP3 is no longer in service – try recording with Vocaroo and use a QR code creator to turn the audio link into a QR code. You may have seen my post on “Talking QR Codes” and here’s another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that […]

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15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips)

Apps for exploring outside of your classroom give students the ability to explore locations that might be difficult for a field trip. It’s one of the best parts of having mobile devices in the classroom! Children can access informational text, images and videos to learn about new places and inspire them to think beyond the […]

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Use Remind to Reach Parents and Students

Remind is a fantastic platform for helping teachers and schools reach students and families.  Formerly known as Remind101, this web and app based tool lets users send text messages to a large group without having to worry about collecting phone numbers or giving out their own.  Teachers can schedule messages to remind families when assignments are due […]

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Sketchbook Express for iPad Drawing

Sketchbook Express is a powerful iPad creation tool with free content for users.  The Sketchbook Express app for iPad is a terrific choice for student creators no matter what subject you’re teaching.  With lots of standard drawing features like the ability to choose different lines and colors it has tons of options for students taking notes or making simple drawings. […]

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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. Math […]

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