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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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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Brainly: A Homework Help Social Network

Students struggling to complete their homework  can work through tough problems and find answers to their questions thanks to homework help from Brainly.  This website geared towards middle and high school students provides a social network where teens can pose questions and leave answers for other students around the world.  Brainly provides access for students who […]

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes

Update: RecordMP3.org is no longer working – try these steps with Vocaroo instead! Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, […]

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PixiClip – An Online Interactive Whiteboard

PixiClip is a great choice for teachers and students looking for a way to capture their doodles.  This online interactive whiteboard works in any web browser.  On an iPad you can capture your writing as you draw pictures, type in a message, or show your work solving a math problem.  On a web browser on […]

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Scan Answer Sheets From Your iPhone or iPad with ZipGrade

ZipGrade is a fantastic product for teachers who are tired of grading multiple choice tests by hand or waiting their turn to feed each student’s answer sheet through a Scantron machine.  This app gives you an answer sheet template (20, 50, or 100 questions) that you can print out and distribute to students with their next […]

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