7 Favorite Creation Apps for Student Creators

Creation-based tasks promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning. Whether you’re teaching in a project-based learning classroom, engaging students with authentic assessments, or committed to pushing students to analyze and synthesize, providing opportunities for creation is a must. Which creation apps are your favorite? Students who are “making” to demonstrate their […]

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Otus Plus LMS Web Platform and New Features

I’m excited to share with you a sneak peak of the learning management system (LMS) from Otus Plus.  The redesigned Otus LMS Web Platform is now live and brings the power of the iPad app to web browsers.  This LMS is adaptable to different teaching styles and perfect for one-to-one classrooms.  This new web-based platform, and […]

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TinyTap Insights: Analytics for Teachers

Earlier this year I shared TinyTap, a fantastic creation tools for teachers and students.  They’ve just launched Insights, a data management tool to leverage your favorite TinyTap lessons into quantifiable teaching resources. TinyTap was can give analytics for teachers. Now teachers have the power to create interactive lessons for students. They now give teachers the tools to see real-time […]

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Imagine Easy Scholar Tools for Students and Teachers

Imagine Easy Scholar has terrific tools for students and teachers. They can support English Language Arts instruction and used across the content areas.  Students can use the Scholar Annotation Tool (Google Chrome Extension) to highlight text directly on a website. The information will highlight and save to a digital notecard. Then students can then add […]

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Virtual Base 10 Blocks: Endless Manipulatives and Annotation!

I’ve shared some of my favorite virtual tools for the iPad. One fantastic free app I love is Number Pieces. This app simulates base ten blocks. It lets students manipulate the pieces and annotate their screen. These virtual base 10 blocks are perfect for supporting students in the classroom. Virtual Base 10 Blocks Students can take screenshots of […]

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Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics Games for Kids

What does reading instruction look like in your classroom? The website Teach Your Monster to Read includes resources for students learning how to read. With these free phonics games for kids you can introduce students to a variety of reading skills, or include this website in a list of resources for families. On this website […]

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7 Must-Have Digital Storytelling Apps for iPads

The iPad is a powerful creation tool in the hands of students.  Digital storytelling activities empower children to recount moments from their own life, explain their understanding of a topic, or persuade an audience.  Across the content areas, digital storytelling apps can help students connect with a real audience and a chance for them to […]

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Splash Math Summer Program Summer Slide Prevention

As teachers and families kick off summer vacation, let’s pause. It’s important to think about how students will continue to grow their skills over their break from school. Summer Slide Prevention is crucial! Splash Math offers an online summer program. It is designed to help students maintain their math gains and prepare for the upcoming school year. […]

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Brainspace: Augmented Reality Magazine with Enhanced Print

I’m a huge fan of augmented reality and want to share a magazine that is using this technology to engage readers. Brainspace is an educational print magazine that is interactive with iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets and Android smartphones. The pages come to life with extra content for 8-14 year old students. All they have to do is scan with […]

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Otus Free Learning Management System: Student Blog Tool

Otus is a free learning management system designed by teachers for teachers. It is an easy-to-use, powerful classroom tool that brings the best iPad and Chromebook education features together in one place. Since Otus is free, teachers are taking advantage of all of the great features it offers. The best way to begin using this tool is […]

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