collaboration

A Halloween App for iPads This Year

Here’s a fun Halloween app for iPads, especially for children classrooms getting ready for Halloween!  Halloween Party App lets up to four players work together on one device to answer trivia questions related to Halloween.  Perfect for elementary schoolers, this app is also completely customizable. I love apps that allow a couple of users to […]

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Drawp for School: A Collaborative Classroom Tool

Students of all ages need to learn to work together and there is a fantastic collaborative classroom tool that promotes collaboration in elementary school classrooms.  Drawp for School is a powerful app for tablets that works on both iPads and Android devices.  It’s easy-to-use and contains tons of great features for promoting a collaborative learning environment in […]

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Create and Share Activities with ChallengeU Online Platform

ChallengeU is an online educational platform that allows teachers to create and share learning activities. Teachers can make content available to students anywhere at anytime, and ChallengeU is compatible on all devices and completely free. ChallengeU Online Platform Teachers can upload different file types and student questions all in the same activity. Students can then hand in […]

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Tocomail Launches Bullying Filter

Last month I featured a new tech tool that allows children to email safely.  TocoMail provides a closed network for student email that teachers can monitor.  This includes controlling contact lists so students can write emails only to their classmates.  With TocoMail students can learn about digital citizenship and English Language Arts skills.  Kids can […]

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Sphero Launches SPRK Program for Classrooms

Have you heard of a Sphero? This interactive robot brings game play to life with a smart toy that rolls, spins and races based on moves programmed by the user.  Sphero is both iOS and Android friendly thanks to the dozens of apps that help users send instructions to this smart toy.  If you haven’t seen […]

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Slideshow App for Students from Shadow Puppet

Shadow Puppet is an amazing slideshow app that is perfect for students of all ages.  Children can take still images and bring them to life with narration using this story telling tool.  Shadow Puppet lets users zoom into pictures as they narrate a slideshow. Slideshow App for Students There are lots of ways to use […]

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18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies

Whether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom.  These apps provide access to primary source documents, reinforce geography concepts, and help children explore the world around them! Stack the States Presidents vs. Aliens History Channel iPad […]

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14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be […]

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