iPad/Laptop Use

Create Learning Maps with Edynco

Edynco is an online tool for creating learning maps.  A learning map is a version of a mind map specially for teachers and students.  Learning maps can include several elements (called nodes) including: title, instruction/summary and an attached resource, which can be a website, quiz, video, audio, PDF, image or document. Nodes are on an endless […]

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LoiLoNote School an Active Learning Creativity Tool

LoiLoNote School is an active learning, teamwork and creativity tool for students. LoiLoNote School is a tool for both teachers and students. It can also be part of a classroom and behavior management plan.  It’s perfect to use across the content areas in both a one-to-one and shared tablet environment. Learning Creativity Tool Instead of switching between […]

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Lyrics2Learn Lessons to Engage Readers

Lyrics2Learn is a website that hosts hundreds of 15 minute, interactive reading lessons for students.  These teacher-made lesson plans were made to improve elementary reading skills while keeping kids engaged.  It’s certainly 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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Co-Create Multimedia Notebooks with bindrs

If you are looking to create multimedia notebooks with your students you’ll definitely want to check out bindrs.  This completely free tool supports group projects and is as simple to use as a paper notebook.  It utilizes social media channels like Facebook and Twitter to help bring students together to create, update and share projects. […]

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Online Writing Course for High School Students

A new writing course for students and educators is now available online. Writing Whatever has been called “the missing writing course” for high schools because it bridges that gap between narrative writing in the middle grades and the expository writing of the upper grades. Using a unique, copyrighted numbering system, Writing Whatever shows students exactly […]

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All-in-One App from ClassDojo: Connects Teachers, Parents, and Students

ClassDojo has been featured on my site a handful of times the past few years because I think it is a truly transformative tool for educators.  They’ve released a brand new update that takes all of its fantastic features to the next level. The new app is available on both iOS and Android devices and […]

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ProjectWriter for Collaborative Classroom Assignments

ProjectWriter is a new web tool that lets teachers design projects step-by-step for a Collaborative Classroom.  Users start off by naming their project and adding assignments for students to complete, such as answering a question by submitting a piece of writing.  As soon as they complete the task you can view their work and offer feedback. […]

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Tweeting the Read Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Read-alouds are a crucial part of English language arts instruction. Students of all ages should be exposed to high-quality stories and informational text. Reading aloud to children provides an amazing opportunity for them to engage with text. Younger students can listen to stories that are too challenging for them to tackle by themselves.  Older children […]

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Metria Master Teacher Edition for Data Collection and Lesson Planning

Metria Master Teacher Edition is designed to save teachers time and make it a easy to implement instructional best practices.  It comes with supports for creating rigorous year-long unit plans and engaging daily lessons with quick correlation to the Common Core State Standards.  There are links to exemplar Common Core unit plans for K-12 Math and ELA, […]

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Splashtop Teacher Mobility and Student Engagement for 1:1 and BYOD

Finding the right tool for student engagement and keeping teachers mobile can be a challenge in a one-to-one classroom.  Splashtop Education products enables you to remotely control the lesson from anywhere in the classroom, annotate then share the content with everyone. Students can also mirror their iPads, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs to your computer. Student Engagement […]

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