iPad Apps

Teaching Life Skills with a Game Show App for Kids

If you’re teaching life skills to students this year, there is a mobile app with trivia-style games for kids. Sir Dapp! Game Show is an iOS and Android app for classroom and home use. It promotes the development of social-emotional learning skills. Through independent interactions and co-viewing experiences, students, teachers, and families can explore life […]

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How to Use Video Portfolios this School Year

How do students share their learning in your classroom? Perhaps there is a bulletin board full of fantastic student writing on display or maybe their are pictures with science experiments featured outside your classroom. There are so many ways to share and celebrate student learning. Video portfolios are an excellent option for encouraging students to […]

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Thinkrolls Space Puzzle App for Kids

Today is the official launch day of Avokiddo’s brand new app, Thinkrolls Space! Have you heard the news? Thinkrolls Space is a kid-friendly puzzle app. Students have access to hundreds of mazes set across seven different planets. Regular followers of the blog know that I’m a big fan of the Thinkrolls apps. I’ve partnered with […]

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Problem Solving Apps for Kids from Avokiddo

Can an app help students learn problem solving? The Avokiddo collection of apps for students includes a handful of different options for classrooms and families. This year I’ve partnered with Avokiddo to show off the ways that their dynamic, high-quality apps energize instruction and provide opportunities for creativity and exploration. If you haven’t heard of […]

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Share Student Work with a Spark and Seesaw Combo

This month I traveled to Arizona for my second year as a featured speaker at the OELAS Conference. It was lots of fun presenting on blended learning, formative assessment, and digital tools for readers. During the blended learning session, I shared a favorite app smash with two of my go-to digital tools. Ready for a […]

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Sketchnoting in the Classroom: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you ready to try something new? Sketchnoting isn’t a new concept, but it’s gaining traction throughout education communities. Educators and students are exploring ways to capture their learning. It’s been very exciting to see the excitement around sketchnoting in the classroom. If you are ready to learn how to sketchnote, I have a fantastic […]

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Quick Start Guide for Adobe Spark for Education

Creativity in the classroom is essential across grade levels and subject areas. Students can demonstrate what they’ve learned about a topic, synthesize information, and create a shareable movie, website or graphic with Adobe Spark. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you already know that I am a huge fan of Adobe Spark. In […]

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Fitoons Healthy Eating and Exercising App for Kids

My friends at Avokiddo made a big announcement today! They just released Fitoons, a new educational app with the goal of helping kids eat healthy and exercise each day. Fitoons can help students develop healthy eating habits and discover ways to add exercise to their daily routine. Are healthy routines part of your curriculum? Whether […]

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A Tool from Finland to Support Phenomenon-Based Learning

If you are in the field of education, you’ve probably heard the buzz about innovative practices in different corners of the world. Finland’s education system tops the list as one of the places often cited for innovation in teaching and learning. Finland has built their entire education system around having students learn by solving real […]

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Everyone Can Create: Teacher Resources from Apple Education

Have you heard the news? I am so excited to share a new, totally free set of resources from Apple Education. Today Apple Education released four books of lesson ideas and one teacher guide to spotlight the ways Everyone Can Create. At a special event held earlier this year, Apple Education announced a new initiative […]

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