News-O-Matic Free Pilot Program for Teachers and Students

News-O-Matic is a terrific resource for students and teachers. With five new articles available each day at multiple reading levels and in Spanish, this literacy solution is a must-have for teachers looking for high-interest informational text. The folks at News-O-Matic are offering a free pilot programfor teachers and their students. You can now sign up […]

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7 Awesome Math Apps from the Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center has a handful of terrific apps for math students. Their virtual manipulatives let students move pieces around the screen and even annotate to demonstrate understanding. Most of the Math Learning Center apps are available for iPads, Android tablets and web browsers – making them a favorite choice for teachers in BYOD or mixed-device […]

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Drawp for School Commits to Protect Student Privacy

Drawp for School is a fantastic workflow and collaboration tool that I’ve highlighted in the past. They’ve recently taken a few actions to show their commitment to protects student privacy.  More teachers, parents, and school administrators are now realizing the importance of protecting student privacy. Last week, Drawp for School signed the Student Privacy Pledge and next month their […]

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Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. A print disability is described as blindness, low vision, a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or a learning disability, like dyslexia. Bookshare has an extensive collection of educational and popular […]

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LabQuest Stream Flexible Data Collection for Experiments

LabQuest Stream is a wireless and USB sensor interface which helps students with scientific data collection for experiments on a mobile device, Chromebook, or computer. No matter what type of device students are using, LabQuest Stream provides educators the freedom and flexibility to collect data using a wide variety of computing platforms. It is compatible with more than […]

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Learn to Type with Typesy Typing Tutor

Typesy Typing Tutor is a software program that combines exercises and video to help students of all ages learn to type. Users can practice typing skills from anydevice, making this a great option for students in a BYOD (bring-your-own-device) learning environment. The activities are adaptive, meaning Typsey notices your progress and adjusts accordingly. It helps […]

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My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing […]

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New York Times Virtual Reality App: Free VR Experience

It’s so exciting to add another powerful virtual reality app to the list of things you can do with Google Cardboard.  If you haven’t played around with Google Cardboard it is a low-cost tool to turn your smartphone into a virtual reality viewfinder.  The folks at the New York Times are embracing this tool as a way to […]

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Personalized Adaptive Learning Program ClassK12

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) environments are popular in schools where students have access to a variety of devices or where students have a device from home they use at school.  ClassK12  is a personalized adaptive learning program for K-5 ELA and Math.  It works on iPads, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Android devices.  Students can login to their ClassK12 account using their Google, […]

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SAT App from Zinkerz: Adaptive, Comprehensive Study Tool

he team at Zinkerz has developed an SAT app designed to help students prepare for this college entry exam.  Availabe in the Apple App Store for iPads and iPhones, and the Google Play Store for Android devices, Prep For The SAT Test contains adaptive material that senses and personalizes to each student’s needs.  It offers detailed […]

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