iPad Apps

Photo-Sharing App for Teens Who Love Taking Photos

I don’t know about you, but since Instagram came along, I have gotten a lot better at taking photos, and I bet that’s true of a lot of people in your life. Before I tell you about a photo-sharing app for teens, let’s start with a quick story. Last June, I went to Amarillo, Texas, […]

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Ways for Quiet Kids to Share Their Voice

Part of honoring student voice in the classroom is providing multiple ways for students to share what they have learned. Regular readers of the blog (sign up here) know that I love sharing EdTech strategies. This includes ways for them to participate with more options than raising their hand for a whole class discussion. I’ve […]

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Creative App to Help Students with Logic and Reasoning

This year on the blog, I’ve had the chance to share some of the awesome apps from Avokiddo. They have a wide range of low-cost apps for iOS and Android. Thinkrolls Space is the newest creative app in their list of offerings. It is excellent for both at-home activities as well as classroom use. Readers […]

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Classroom Game for Vocabulary with a Home Connection!

Are you looking for a classroom game for vocabulary that can cover any subject in the K-6 curriculum? Futaba Classroom Games is an iPad app game for kids. In this blog post, I’ll share some key features of this multi-player app. You’ll also hear their big announcement on a new edition of Futaba for use […]

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How to Teach Fire Safety with NFPA Resources for Teachers

Wondering how to teach fire safety to your students? Look no further than the excellent resources from the National Fire Protection Association. Tomorrow is the first day of Fire Prevention Week, and October is Fire Prevention Month. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has you covered when it comes to resources to teach fire safety […]

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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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