Mirror, Mirror on My Classroom Wall

I love mirroring my iPad in the classroom becuase it makes me mobile and allows sharing and modeling between students like never before. Apple TV ($100) can be a great way to show what you are doing on your iPad, or use it as a mobile document camera, through your projector. However, it is also expensive and takes…

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Padlet with Purpose

I recently shared Padlet with BTSA Lead Support Providers as a way to communicate, discuss, and collaborate with their cohorts. Even more recently, a few teachers from Sierra Vista Middle School took it to the next level, using it in their classrooms. Mrs. Ralston (see picture below) and Mrs. Patrick used Padlet with iPads to have students post responses, linked it…

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Venti, extra hot, no whip, Non-fiction

Last week I attended the Apple Distinguished Educators presentation on “Enhancing Teaching and Learning Across the Curriculum.”  Subtext ($free) and Creative Book Builders ($3.99 but worth it) were two new apps  that caught my eye, but the show-stoppers for me were the non-fiction archive sites they shared. There are so many opportunities for teachers to add non-fiction into their…

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SAMR Model

I have been hearing a lot about this lately, and thought that this video did a decent job explaining the basics. I am still learning and getting deeper into it. Where are you in this model?  

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Common Sense?

Teaching kids and even one another how to appropriately communicate and act in an online setting is so important as we move into our future. It seems like common sense, but is it really? We have heard so many horror stories lately in the news about teacher student relationships, I think taking a step back…

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Yes, there is an app for that!

With over 900,000 apps in the Apple App Store it is an overwhelming and daunting task to even begin perusing. Use this There is an App for That List I created at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. You will see that they are divided up by subject area and cost. Apps Gone Free App is…

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Donors Choo-Choo Choose Me!

Interested in getting technology or materials for  your classroom donated? Create a free account at Donors Choose ! This is a website that allows anyone, including many big investors and businesses, to donate money towards items for your classroom. In just a few minutes you can set up your account, tell the story of your class or…

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