How to Use Game-Based Learning to Promote a Growth Mindset

This Thursday, December 10th at 6PM ET I’m joining the folks at Prodigy for a completely free 30 minute webinar on Game-Based Learning.  Prodigy is a completely free adaptive math game that integrates Common Core, MAFS, and TEKS standards into a fantasy style game students will love to play.  In this webinar you’ll learn how you can use the […]

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Crazy Gears App to Play and Learn on iPads

Crazy Gears is an educational app from the folks behind Busy Shapes.  Children can explore gears, chains, rods and pulleys in this interactive iPad app.  Users construct machines as they notice how different combinations influence their design.  Inspired by Seymour Papert’s theory on educational technology, this Gears App was also designed to provide students with a playful space […]

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FutureSchool Online Math and English Homework Help and Study Skills

Looking for homework help? FutureSchool is an online Math and English tutoring site for students and teachers.  It provides personalized instruction for students. This tool is for use on or offsite, making it a choice for homeschooling families too.  FutureSchool includes video tutorials that teaches students how to put different skills into practice.  Lesson content […]

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MotionMagix Interactive Floor Game for Kids

MotionMagix is a super fun, interactive floor game experience for children.  At preschools, elementary schools and indoor play areas students can jump around. They can tap the wall as they work through a variety of interactive games.  MotionMagix uses a projector and special equipment to create an interactive floor.  It provides a space for students to […]

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Shomi Links: Scannable Technology for Teachers

I’m a huge fan of scannable technology because it makes it easy for students to access material you’ve handpicked for them to view.  Shomi is a tool that lets users create a font based link reminiscent of a QR code.  Teachers can make Shomi links and students can scan with the Shomi app.  Because Shomi […]

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3 Math Apps for Stations

Designing math stations in your classroom? iPads can give students access to learning games and virtual math manipulatives.  Teachers looking to engage students with interactive activities can incorporate iPad apps into station work.  This is a great option for classrooms with access to just a few devices. As well as for teachers looking to make […]

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Busy Shapes App Grow Reasoning Skills with iPad Exploration

I love apps that promote critical thinking and problem solving.  Busy Shapes app is a great example of an iPad app that pushes students to think outside the box. This can definitely happen from an early age.  Designed for children two years and older, Busy Shapes asks students to move simple objects across their screen […]

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Unplag Plagiarism Detection Online Tool for Educators

Many schools value Plagiarism Detection and Unplag is an online tools for teachers and students designed to support academic integrity.  Unplag can help educators check papers for plagiarism with a transparent and personalized online tool.  It provides educators with real-time results performing searches in a few seconds.  You can also integrate Unplag with LMSes like Blackboard, Sakai, […]

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6 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for ELA Teachers

Twitter has become a powerful resource for teachers looking for ideas and inspiration. There are so many educational Twitter accounts for ELA teachers and it can be hard to know where to start. English Language Arts teachers can use this list of Twitter accounts to learn about online resources, find lesson plans and connect with […]

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StudioWeb Computer Coding Training Videos for Classrooms

StudioWeb is an online educational resource designed for educators to teach computer literacy. Sunburst Digital now provides StudioWeb to schools so they can easily access video training courses from StudioWeb.  It includes Computer Coding Training Videos that support key Web technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. Computer Coding Training Videos StudioWeb focuses on teaching web development and programming […]

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