HelloTalk Language Learning App

With a unique take on language learning, HelloTalk provides high school and college students with an opportunity to practice their skills in an authentic environment.  This app connects speakers from different languages who want to practice their skills.  It includes translation, text to speech, voice to text, and transliteration features. There’s also a Correct Sentences […]

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Common Core in Action: Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom

When students come to school each morning, they have tons of stories — stories to share with their friends as they unpack or move through the hallways, stories to share with the class during morning meetings, or stories to share with a teacher about something that made them happy or sad. In the classroom, writing […]

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STOPit School Bullying Prevention Program

If bullying is a problem at your school or you are looking for a program to compliment a digital citizenship initiative take a look at STOPit.  It is a school program that provides tools for teachers to help them empower their students and decrease instances of bullying.  This goal of STOPit is to inspire a positive […]

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ClassroomIQ for Simple Grading

ClassroomIQ is a solution for grading hand-written open-response assessments.  It lets teachers scan and import their existing assessments without making any changes to conform to the platform.  You can annotate responses and leave detailed feedback for students to review.  Teachers also have access to images of each handwritten student response in an archive. You can cut down your grading […]

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New Premium Services from Frolyc

Earlier this year I introduced Frolyc as a terrific tool for teachers to design lesson-based interactive activities. Users can now purchase individual activities to use with students or they can upgrade to a premium service where all activities are available for unlimited student assignment.  Kind of like signing up for Netflix and having access to […]

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SoundSwaps for Spelling & Reading Practice

SoundSwaps is an iPad app designed for students with dyslexia and other auditory based spelling and reading disorders.  With a bright and colorful, kid-friendly interface Soundswaps works with students on a few different skills.  This includes levels on word families, and initial and final sounds in words.  There are also activities that help students practice […]

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Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

As a former elementary school teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, I know how powerful iPads can be as learning tools in the hands of students. This mobile device is so much more than a content consumption tool, because students can use an iPad for hands-on learning. They can move items across the screen, try […]

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iAnnotate Lets Educators & Students Annotate PDFs on iPad

I’m a big fan of iAnnotate – it’s an app that I use personally and professionally and if you work with PDFs you’ll definitely want to check it out!  Teachers and students are seeing the benefit of going paperless, especially when deciding whether or not to print huge PDF documents just so they can highlight […]

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Chalkup: New Rubric Feature for Quick Grading

I’ve shared some of the reasons that I like Chalkup as a platform for students and teachers.  They now have a new feature that you’ll want to check out – rubrics that make it simple to assess and grade student projects and assignments.  As educators we know the importance of using assessment tools like rubrics […]

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The H&R Block Budget Challenge: Financial Literacy

The H&R Block Budget Challenge has just launched and now teachers can register to win classroom grants and student scholarships.  It’s designed to help kids learn budgeting and financial discipline skills early by presenting financial literacy in a fun and playful context.  Students will be given real-world problems to tackle that they can apply to their […]

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