Social Studies & Science Tools

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

I’m beyond excited to share with you my augmented reality and QR code book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! Augmented Reality & QR Code Book It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are […]

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Ecosystem App for iPads: iBiome-Wetland Exploration

iBiome-Wetland is an ecosystem app for iPads that is perfect for students exploring biodiversity. With this app kids will learn about the wetland habitat and the species that live there. This app includes challenges for students and lets them build marshes and swamps. Ecosystem App for iPads In iBiome-Wetland, Professor Bio guides students as they interact with food […]

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Life Science Curriculum: Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens

Getting students interested and excited about science concepts can stir a lifelong passion and appreciation for the world around them. Rainforest Journey is an engaging, online Life Science curriculum for students in grades K-5.  It takes students on a virtual trip to the rainforest and features vibrant images, multimedia content and nonfiction reading.   Aligned with Next Generation […]

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EdTech Spotlight: 6 TinyBop Apps

When searching for new apps to share with teachers I often look for updates from my favorite companies. In this post we’re highlighting the work of TinyBop, a company that has created a host of fun apps for students and teachers. TinyBop apps provide virtual spaces for students to explore as they learn about new […]

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Crazy Gears App to Play and Learn on iPads

Crazy Gears is an educational app from the folks behind Busy Shapes.  Children can explore gears, chains, rods and pulleys in this interactive iPad app.  Users construct machines as they notice how different combinations influence their design.  Inspired by Seymour Papert’s theory on educational technology, this Gears App was also designed to provide students with a playful space […]

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Virry iPad App: Live Animal Video Feed for Students

I love apps that take students on virtual field trips to explore life in other parts of the world.  Virry is a great example of an iPad app that changes the way we think about using a tablet in the classroom.  With Virry, students can watch a Live Animal Video Feed of animals in their natural habitats. […]

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Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers

The folks at We Are Teachers have released new animal preservation lesson plans, printables and teaching resources.  These totally free teaching tools are great choices. You can combine high interest topics with informational text, social studies, and science instruction.  Before leaving the classroom to focus on professional development trainings and writing about education technology, I taught in […]

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Playground Physics App from the New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science has a handful of apps for students including the Playground Physics app.  Designed for middle and high school students, Playground Physics helps users explore physics in the real world.  Students record a video of someone moving and tap points to trace a path of motion. Physics App With the Playground Physics app […]

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3 Apps to Explore Outer Space

With only a few more chapters to go in Andy Weir’s The Martian and the recent news of water on Mars, outer space has been on my mind more than usual.  If your students are curious about the moon, planets, or space travel, they’ll want to check out these fantastic outer space apps for the iPad.  Each […]

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Wonder Workshop STEM-Based Interactive Early Learning

Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive early learning experience that introduces coding to K-5 learners.  They have also partnered with the folks at Sunburst Digital. Now they offer three programs for K-12: Wonder Pilot, Wonder Class 24, and Wonder Class 30. Interactive Early Learning The Wonder Pilot program provides K-5 classrooms with three sets of Dash & […]

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