5 Ways to Use Reflector 2 in Your Classroom

I’m very proud to be an Alpha Squirrel Ambassador and am a huge fan of Reflector 2. Reflector 2 lets you mirror the screen of one device onto another device. So if you’re in an iPad classroom you can mirror your device to the computer attached to your projector. Then everyone in your class can […]

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Personalized Learning Tool Kiddom Helps Teachers Monitor Student Progress

Preparing for back-to-school? On the hunt for a new tool? Kiddom is a personalized learning platform that helps teachers monitor student progress. Earlier this year I featured Kiddom on my site after viewing a demo to see it in action (you can schedule a demo too!) Kiddom is a free platform that uses data on […]

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4 New Features from Quizalize: Quiz Creator for Classrooms

Last year I shared Quizalize, a classroom quiz creator. It’s a great online tool that lets teachers turn quick classroom quizzes into exciting multi-player games. My original post was super popular so I’m excited to share a few Quizalize updates for teachers using this quiz creator with their students. Import Quizlet creations to Quizalize Transfer onto Quizalize […]

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3D Nonfiction Reading Apps from BrightWorld

As a former elementary school teacher, I know how important it is to introduce children to nonfiction reading materials at an early age. Informational text not only builds background knowledge on a topic but prompts students to ask questions and cultivates a sense of curiosity. BrightWorld is a new series of nonfiction reading apps for children […]

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Customizable Interactive Storybook App from Gingersnap Studios

Earlier this month I had the chance to see Gingersnap Studios’ awesome interactive storybook apps in action. They have two fantastic storybook apps that let you put yourself in a story for your children. With Gingersnap Studios’ apps you can snap a selfie and place your face in interactive storybooks. Interactive Storybook App Parents, grandparents, or […]

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7 Free & Engaging Presentation Apps for Teachers

Engaging an audience is an important part of getting your message across. If you’re tired of your normal routine, try sharing information with your class or sparking a discussion with one of the free iPad presentation apps in this post. Introducing a topic with embedded video clips and sharing graphics or images to convey information […]

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Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools

Formative assessment is an important part of effective instruction. Teachers can use observations, checklists, and quick quizzes to gather data that will inform their instruction. Formative assessment tools can be used to identify areas where students are excelling and struggling so that teachers can best alter their instruction to meet the needs of all students. […]

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Sharing the Screen in 1:1 Classrooms: Collaborative Activities for Kids

Placing devices in the hands of students can transform their experience in the classroom. Easily accessible content consumption and content creation tools change the way that we think about helping students meet learning goals. As a former 1:1 iPad teacher, my thinking about technology integration has changed over the past several years. Moving up the […]

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Zinc Free Summer Vocabulary and Reading Challenge

Ready for summer vacation? Zinc is offering a free summer vocabulary and reading challenge for students! You can help students learn the new words they’ll need in the fall by introducing them to Zinc’s vocabulary games with grade-level decks and high-interest reading. The team at Zinc is hosting a summer literacy contest. It’s totally free to […]

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Easy Summer Planning with Edcite Assignments

Looking for a quick and easy way to plan ahead for the school year? You’ll definitely want to check out Edcite for summer planning! Edcite is a free digital platform that offers: a library with thousands of teacher-created assignments, technology-enhanced questions types, automatic grading, and the ability to create your own assignments. Summer Planning 3 ways to use […]

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