Motion Math: Cupcake! Multi-Step Problem Solving on iPads

Motion Math: Cupcake! is a fantastic math app that supports students through Multi-Step Problem Solving.  This app is similar to Motion Math: Pizza! which I featured early this year. It presents real world situations to students as they run their own cupcake shop.  Kids design their own cupcakes, make decisions about operating costs, and are held […]

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K-12 Paired Reading Passages & Questions Sets from ReadWorks

ReadWorks is a great website to find reading comprehension passages.  With a searchable database you can find resources for K-12 students in different genres and Lexile levels.  ReadWorks has a special section of their site dedicated to paired passages.  These nonfiction and fiction passages are include questions based on both passages.  It’s a terrific option for […]

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Scholastic Story Starters: Writing Prompts on the Web

Writing prompts are a great tool to get students’ excited about telling stories.  Young writers will love Scholastic Story Starters – a website that lets them spin the wheel to generate story ideas.  Designed for K-6 students, Scholastic Story Starters gives grade appropriate writing prompts for adventure, fantasy, and science fiction stories. Writing Prompts Perfect […]

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Seedling Comic Studio: Digital Storytelling App

Seedling Comic Studio is an iPad app for making comic books.  By combining photographs with backgrounds and stickers, students can tell their own stories.  Graphic novels and comic books are fantastic ways to get students excited about reading.  If you’re looking to keep students interested in the writing process, a comic book can be a great […]

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8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

Pinterest is a fantastic resource for teachers.  With tons of searchable activities and lesson plans it’s the perfect place to go to gather ideas for your classroom.  Here’s a list of Pinterest pages for math teachers: Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers Math Games  On this collaborative math games board you’ll find hundreds of pins for a […]

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H&R Block Budget Challenge and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

A core component of college and career readiness is an understanding of financial literacy.  These essential real world skills can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge and accompanying lesson plans are terrific resources for teachers looking to integrate financial literacy into their curriculum.  The H&R Block Budget Challenge simulation replicates real life […]

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One More Story Online Library for Read Alouds

Listening to stories read aloud is an important literacy skill that help students build comprehension and a love for reading.  One More Story is an online library of children’s illustrated books set to music and read aloud.  Students can choose from a wide variety of books with stories from authors like Ezra Jack Keats, Eve Bunting […]

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2015’s EdTech Trends in Review

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a fantastic time to look back on the big trends of 2015. Moving forward into a new year offers promises of continued innovation in the educational technology space. In classrooms across the country, educators are thinking about how to integrate technology into their instruction to engage students, […]

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5 Wintertime Mobile Apps: Read, Play & Craft

Changing seasons are a great time to pause and think about whether we are getting the most of an educational tool.  There are lots of mobile apps that can promote independent reading, provide inspiration, and connect to wintertime.  As you prepare for colder weather, let’s take a look at some favorite iPad apps for wintertime! […]

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Winter Projects for Your Classroom with Buncee

Winter can often be hectic for teachers. Buncee could be the answer to your cold-weather classroom blues! Between holiday breaks, standardized testing, and indoor recess, things can go from mundane to madness in just a matter of weeks. But here’s the good news: keeping your class engaged and focused doesn’t have to be a struggle […]

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