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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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Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

There are amazing ways to elevate and energize instruction through using technology tools. One resource that’s popular with students of all ages — from the youngest to the oldest — is the video hosting website YouTube. YouTube lets anyone with a free account upload videos. Many organizations post collections of videos on this site, which is […]

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11 Ways to Use Dry Erase Tape in Your Classroom

What will they think of next? Keeping technology tools and other resources in your classroom organized can be a struggle. When I came across this awesome product a few weeks ago I knew I had to share ideas for using Dry Erase Tape in your classroom. From labeling and organization of both techy and traditional tools […]

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4 Ways to Use Thinglink’s Virtual Reality App in Your Classroom

It has been so exciting to see the way virtual reality apps are making their way into K-12 classrooms. They give students a new way to interact with information and Thinglink’s virtual reality app is a great example of this technology in action. One of the reasons I particularly like this tool is how it […]

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Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets

If you missed my recent presentation “Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets” check out this calendar of upcoming events! Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets These are perfect for one-to-one classrooms and schools using a mix devices. If you have a favorite or another to add to the list comment below! Seesaw […]

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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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Literacy Apps for Stations: Games, Videos & More

Literacy apps for stations are a great use for just a handful of iPads in a classroom. Many teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads. Whether you are in a second grade classroom with two iPads, or a library with five devices, you can create stations for students of all […]

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13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text

Informational text is an important feature of teaching students about the natural and social world and a key element of Common Core in today’s classrooms. Informational text varies from general non-fiction because of a few features—most notably that the information is structured in a way that helps students learn. For teachers looking to learn more […]

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