Virry iPad App: Live Animal Video Feed for Students

I love apps that take students on virtual field trips to explore life in other parts of the world.  Virry is a great example of an iPad app that changes the way we think about using a tablet in the classroom.  With Virry, students can watch a Live Animal Video Feed of animals in their natural habitats. […]

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eCoach Course Builder to Bring Lessons to Life

eCoach is an online Course Builder that lets teachers turn lessons they’ve already created into online courses.  Perfect for BYOD classrooms, eCoach makes it easy to share course material with students no matter what device they are using.  Teachers can create courses shared with students through the cloud.  With eCoach, students don’t need an account or […]

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Social Inferences eBook from Upbility: Downloadable PDF Picture Cards

Looking for a Social Inferences eBook? Upbility is a publisher of therapy resources and they have a new eBook available for download on Social Inferences.  This card pack in PDF format is a ready-to-use resource for teachers.  It includes 60 printable double-sided cards designed to foster key social skills and help students make social inferences.  In addition […]

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The Virtual High School Global Online Classrooms

One of the exciting things about the increased availability of educational technology is how it’s changing the way we think about traditional classrooms. The Virtual High School has created global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators.  They also offer Advanced Placement classes, unique electives, and STEM courses. The Virtual High School As one of the first […]

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Hands-Free Tablet Stand from Calloway House

Technology has become an important part of today’s classrooms. Many teachers, administrators, and students are incorporating the use of new programs, apps, audio, and visual resources into learning. The popularity of these new methods and programs for teaching and engaging with students has paved the way for iPad and tablet use in the classroom. Looking […]

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Cheeky Fingers Piano Chord Dictionary App

Cheeky Fingers is a piano chord dictionary for the iPhone and iPad that is perfect for music students on the go.  With a simple interface and straightforward terminology, this Chord Dictionary app for iOS is a great companion for music educators ands students learning how to play the piano.  This easy to use app presents piano […]

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Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers

The folks at We Are Teachers have released new animal preservation lesson plans, printables and teaching resources.  These totally free teaching tools are great choices. You can combine high interest topics with informational text, social studies, and science instruction.  Before leaving the classroom to focus on professional development trainings and writing about education technology, I taught in […]

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Bring Computer Programming to Your School with Tynker

Computer programming is an essential skill for students working towards college and career readiness.  I’ve shared lots of coding apps for kids and Tynker is certainly one of my favorites.  Tynker is a fantastic tool for educators that makes computer programming fun for students in grades 3-8.  Tynker helps students develop 21st century computational thinking and […]

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Classroom, Inc. Literacy Games with Real World Connections

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit that makes literacy games and project-based activities connected to the real world.  It is for middle school and early high school students. Their content aligns to the Common Core State Standards in both reading and writing.  Classroom, Inc.’s newest game series “Read to Lead” integrates leadership skills such as critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving […]

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Playground Physics App from the New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science has a handful of apps for students including the Playground Physics app.  Designed for middle and high school students, Playground Physics helps users explore physics in the real world.  Students record a video of someone moving and tap points to trace a path of motion. Physics App With the Playground Physics app […]

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