Imagination Playground 3D Builder App

On tablets students have the opportunity to create their own worlds.  With the 3D Builder App for iPads and Android devices, students can play with an endless supply of blocks and tools.  This app from Imagination Playground was designed to help students increase their play time and support child-directed play.  Students can work freely and use […]

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4 Zoo Websites and Animal Online Resources for Kids

There are tons of fantastic online resources that can bring animals from around the world into your classroom.  Many zoos and organizations have web cams that let kids watch animals in action. Others have websites full of information on the different animals under a zoologist’s care.  If finding time to Skype or chat with someone […]

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Try the Swifty App for iPad Coding Practice

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps to teach coding skills. Ff you’re looking to add to your own list definitely take a look at Swifty.  This iPad Coding app includes quick tutorials. These tutorials introduce users to the Swift programing language.  From the basics to more complex tasks, this app can help students build […]

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ClassDojo Groups: Monitor Participation & Collaboration

I’m a big fan of ClassDojo and always excited to share news on updates to this powerful classroom management tool.  ClassDojo lets teachers keep track of student behavior in their classroom and keep families informed of student progress.  They’ve just launched a new feature that is perfect for teachers who encourage students to work together. […]

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Stop Motion Studio Lessons for iPad Teachers

Stop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app you can use across the content areas.  Looking for Stop Motion Studio lessons? Stop Motion is similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube. It also is similar to how claymation characters move across the screen.  In the classroom teachers use this app […]

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ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary Classroom

ModernChalkboard.com has a large collections of SMART Board lessons for elementary school teachers.  Their Notebook lessons work with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems and cover a variety of topics. They are from the same team as SuperTeacherWorksheets. ModernChalkboard also has tons of resources for teachers. This includes those looking to energize their SMART Board lessons. SMART […]

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PicsArt Art App for Kids Using Android Devices

PicsArt for Kids is a new art app for kids on Android devices designed for children ages 3-8.  Kids can access animation tools that let them create pictures straight from their tablet.  This app can help spark imagination and creativity among students. It is certainly a great choice for use inside and outside of the classroom. […]

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Otus Update: New Learning Management System Features Announced at ISTE

Just a few weeks ago at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, Otus released its new user interface – and the updated version is still completely free for teachers and students!  I had a chance to meet up with Chris Hull, Otus’ teacher/product developer.  He was ready to share updates to this Learning Management System.  After corresponding for […]

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing in the Classroom

Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don’t love the writing process. For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of fantastic iPad apps for creative writing that just might inspire them to tell a story. Your students will […]

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Language Arts Activities in the Science Classroom with Science4Us

Cross-curricular experiences are essential for students of all ages. Ready for new Language Arts Activities? Well we know from real world experience that science and literacy can go hand in hand. In addition to providing a complete K-2 science curriculum that meets Next Generation Science Standards, Science4Us integrates language arts activities that help children practice a number of literacy […]

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