Lyrics2Learn Lessons to Engage Readers

Lyrics2Learn is a website that hosts hundreds of 15 minute, interactive reading lessons for students.  These teacher created lesson plans were designed to improve elementary reading skills while keeping kids engaged.  It’s a great choice for reading centers where students can work independently or share a screen. Lessons to Engage Readers Students can practice choral […]

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Simplify Your Digital Workflow with Seesaw

Earlier this month I posted about Seesaw, an app that captures student work and is great for all learners in your classroom.  With this app students can snap a picture of their work and record their voice.  It’s a neat way for children to show what they have learned about a topic. Digital Workflow Seesaw can help teachers […]

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DIY Human Body App for Science Activities

Last year I shared a fantastic free app DIY Sun Science that gives students access to lots of content to explore.  The Lawrence Hall of Science has a new app for iPads called DIY Human Body that includes informational text, activities and videos. Human Body App Students can read about body systems and examine different diagrams.  There […]

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Memorado for Brain Games & Logic Puzzles

Logic puzzles and brain games are a great tool for supporting critical thinking skills.  They ask students to think on their feet, pay attention to details, and make decisions based on logic and reasoning.  Memorado is an iOS app with lots of games for users to choose from. Brain Games & Logic Puzzles Great for […]

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Leverage the Power of Apps with KONGcart Bundle

Earlier this year I shared the KONGcart Bundle which makes it easy for teachers to move around the classroom while using technology with their students.  There are lots of ways that teachers are combining hardware and software to create an engaging learning experience for their students. Power of Apps Many apps and programs make tablets work like […]

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Super Fun Approach to Teaching Geometry on iPads & iPhones

The Land of Venn is a powerful iOS game that seamlessly integrates learning on both iPads and iPhones.  Perfect for a wide range of students, it uses a storytelling narrative to engage children with math vocabulary and math concepts.  Students are given the task of saving The Land of Venn by creating different shapes.  As they make straight […]

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Introduce Informational Text with Current Events on Mobile Devices

Over the past few months I’ve shared some of the reasons why News-O-Matic is a terrific resource for informational text and social studies.  Current events are a wonderful way to engage students in nonfiction reading.  Whether you’re looking for world or national news stories, or articles on sports and entertainment, News-O-Matic publishes five new passages […]

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6 Apps for Helping Others

Is there such a thinks as apps for helping others? Teaching children about empathy and giving them the inspiration and know-how to support their peers is a life-skill lesson that plays an important part in the classroom. Students should understand the power of collaboration and what it means to come together for a common mission. […]

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Toontastic is Now Free! An Amazing Storytelling Tool for Students

The past few weeks I’ve been traveling around the country sharing my favorite digital storytelling tools with teachers.  There are many that I love to talk about and one on my list is Toontastic.  As a classroom teacher I used this with students to retell stories and short passages we explored in class.  In family […]

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Seesaw Journal: A Tool for English Language Learners

Last month I shared Seesaw, a new app from the makers of Shadow Puppet that provides a quick and easy way to capture student work.  Seesaw Journal lets students snap a picture of their work and record their voice.  It provides a unique way for children to interact with what they’ve learned and demonstrate their understanding […]

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