FrontRow Sound Technology to Increase Attention and Engagement

Juno from FrontRow is a voice activated sound system that records lessons and helps teachers manage their classroom.  Teachers can control the volume of their voice in the room as they transition from whole group instruction, small group support, and one-on-one intervention.  With voice commands they can even tell the system to start a lesson […]

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Cashtivity: Bring Entrepreneurship Education to Your Classroom

Entrepreneurship education provides students with an introduction to skills that can be applied in the real world.  By engaging in tasks that connect to their everyday life, students will see a purpose for the math instruction, group work, and presentation skills that are woven throughout K-12 curriculum.  Cashtivity is a fantastic, free online tool for teachers looking […]

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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 Website Resources: Zoos and Animal Spaces

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 and if you’re looking to add to your own list definitely take a look at Swifty.  This iOS app includes quick tutorials to introduce users to the Swift programing language.  From the basics to more complex tasks, this app can help students build a foundation […]

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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 Lesson Ideas for iPad Teachers

Stop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app that can be used across the content areas.  Similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube or claymation characters moving across the screen.  In the classroom teachers are using this app to have students demonstrate their understanding of content in lots of subject […]

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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. Created by the same team as SuperTeacherWorksheets, ModernChalkboard has tons of resources for teachers looking to energize their SMART Board lessons. SMART Board Lessons There are plenty […]

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PicsArt for Kids: Android App for Students

PicsArt for Kids is a new app for Android devices designed for children ages 3-8.  Kids can access animation tools that let them create pictures straight from their tablet.  Designed to help spark imagination and creativity among students, this app can be used inside and outside of the classroom.  The kid-friendly interface is easy to navigate […]

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Otus Update: New LMS 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.  After corresponding for the past year it was great to finally meet in […]

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