virtual tools

How Olympians and Athlete Mentors are Inspiring Kids

When I first connected with the team at Classroom Champions, I couldn’t wait to share it with my readers. Students across the world are facing school closures and the possibility of finishing the school year at home. The high-quality resources from Classroom Champions are all about inspiring kids in the classroom and beyond. They are […]

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Introducing K-1 Equations with Online Pan Balance

I’ve shared some of the reasons that I love Happy Numbers and their great resources for elementary school students.  They have recently released a pan balance feature to help K-1 students understand equations.  This online pan balance makes it simple for teachers to introduce a concept that young children can find challenging. Online Pan Balance […]

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Number Frames App for Arrays, Operations & Fractions

I’ve shared some of my favorite free apps from the Math Learning Center like (Number Pieces, Number Line, and Geoboard).  Number Frames app is a fantastic iOS and web tool that helps students create arrays.  They can construct frames of numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, […]

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Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

As a former elementary school teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, I know how powerful iPads can be as learning tools in the hands of students. This mobile device is so much more than a content consumption tool, because students can use an iPad for hands-on learning. They can move items across the screen, try […]

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