3 Infographic Tools for Students: Websites & iOS Apps

Teachers ask students to demonstrate their understanding of a topic in many different ways.  Kids might show what they learned about an ecosystem by creating a movie or writing a report.  In other classes, students might be asked to give a presentation using visuals on PowerPoint slides or show off a three-dimensional diorama. Another option […]

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Modern Chalkboard SMART Board Resources for Teachers

Modern Chalkboard is a fantastic resource for teachers with SMART Boards.  This website includes over 100 SMART Board resources on a variety of subjects.  Designed for teachers in Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms, there are SMART Board lessons for math, ELA, science and social studies.  All of the lessons are Notebook files that are compatible with SMART […]

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EdTech Spotlight: 6 TinyBop Apps

When searching for new apps to share with teachers I often look for updates from my favorite companies. In this post we’re highlighting the work of TinyBop, a company that has created a host of fun apps for students and teachers. TinyBop apps provide virtual spaces for students to explore as they learn about new […]

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4 iPad Apps with Animals

Tablet technology can bring the world to students’ fingertips.  There are lots of iPad apps with animals. There are apps include animal characters and some great choices connecting students to the real thing.  These apps could be integrated into a unit on ecosystems or animal life. Students might explore favorite animals in partners or gather […]

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Super Teacher Worksheets: Online PDF Resource for Elementary Teachers

Super Teacher Worksheets is a website full of printable resources for elementary teachers.  It contains over 10,000 PDFs and their team adds new ones each week for kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms.  In addition to worksheets, they also have math games, early literacy mini-books, flashcards, reading comprehension articles and stories, and holiday crafts and puzzles. Super Teacher Worksheets […]

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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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