SkyView Free – Explore the Universe!

As a big fan of apps that bring the world to your fingertips, I’m very excited for the new FREE version of SkyView.  With this app students can point their device towards the sky and see where stars, planets and constellations are located.  Users can access extra information on each celestial body and activate the […]

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Murky Reef iPad Apps for Early Elementary ELA, Math & Science

For ELA, Math and Science comprehension activities, check out this series of Murky Reef iPad apps for first and second grade students.  With content aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Murky Reef engages students with high quality content as they explore an underwater world.  They’ll see jellyfish, an octopus, pufferfish and more as they […]

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Talking QR Codes!

QR codes are such a fantastic resource for students – especially those who need a little extra support.  Vocaroo is a free web tool that truly makes your QR codes start talking! Voice QR Codes You can record your voice and it will give you the option of a link or a QR code. This can […]

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AirPlay in the iPad Classroom: Project Student Work

I love my Apple TV and even brought it into my classroom to try out last year.  My goal was to use the mirroring feature to project my iPad screen without being tethered to the projector.  A great alternative to using an Apple  TV is Reflector which can be downloaded to your laptop.  It’s super easy […]

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Teach Place Value with iGet Math: Base 10

Place value can be a challenging concept for early learners just starting to group ones into tens and tens into hundreds.  iGet Math: Base 10 gives students space to explore counting, addition and subtraction.  Kids can count and combine objects, alter equations and notice relationships between numbers.  This app is a great choice for kids […]

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Class Charts Whole School is Free for Teachers

Earlier this year I shared Class Charts, the behavior management tool for creating seating charts in your classroom.  They have recently launched Class Charts Whole School which uses student behavior profiles to create seating charts.  This happens automatically thanks to an artificial intelligence engine that monitors behavior trends and identifies which students are in need […]

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Free Writing Guides from Academic Help

If you’re looking for an English Language Arts resource for your middle school and high school students, Academic Help has tons of guides to help young writers.  Their website provides free writing guides and samples of different types of papers.  This includes examples of critical essays, narrative essay, application letters, and even tips for creative […]

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Tocomail Launches Bullying Filter

Last month I featured a new tech tool that allows children to email safely.  TocoMail provides a closed network for student email that teachers can monitor.  This includes controlling contact lists so students can write emails only to their classmates.  With TocoMail students can learn about digital citizenship and English Language Arts skills.  Kids can […]

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10 Tech Tools to Boost Vocabulary

There are tons of vocabulary apps, websites and tools to help students learn new words.  With these resources you can help students learn and practice new words through games and traditional study routines.  Click on each post to read more about using these tools with students of all ages across the content areas! 10 Vocabulary Apps […]

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Happy Numbers for K-2 Math

Teachers working with elementary school students will want to check out Happy Numbers to support Common Core Math instruction.  Happy Numbers has interactive activities directly aligned to the K – 2 standards.  Children will move objects across their screen as they learn to count,  bundle groups of tens, practice addition, and more.  The activities address […]

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