TextExpander

TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures. Save a zillion hours and make yourself more   Check it out on their website Like this:Like Loading…

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ShowMe

Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old. Use it in your classroom to help your students better communicate their learning.   For more, head to their website. […]

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Quizlet

Quizlet is a fantastic app and website that allows your students to create flashcards on nearly any topic. Not limited to just text Quizlet allows for image flashcards as well.   Students are able to work collaboratively to build the list and teachers can create a free account to facilitate that effort.   Quizlet has […]

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Hopscotch

Hopscotch is programming designed for anyone. It’s an easy to use app that teaches the basics of computer coding and programming. Bring your younger students into the world of programming with ease!   Head to their website for more information. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Like this:Like Loading…

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Xtramath

A free web program for students, teachers and parents that helps kids master their basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Podcast: Play in new window | Download Like this:Like Loading…

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Visme

Visme makes data pop through the use of eye-catching graphics. Visualizing data is finally getting the attention that it deserves, and Visme is a leader in turning numbers into the art of understanding. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Like this:Like Loading…

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Self Control

SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click “Start.” Until that timer expires, you will be unable […]

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GoNoodle

An interesting Washington Post article described the life of a student as seen by a teacher who followed a student around for a whole day.  She highlighted just how much we ask our students to sit all day long and how exhausting that type of learning is.  We get the same feeling when we attend a conference […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 72 | Do Digital Natives use Digital Spears?

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss their personal learnings and articles of the week. This week they focuse on the article What Digital Literacy Looks Like in a Classroom, by Brianna Crowley, published in the Education Week Teacher magazine. Ms. Crowley addresses the need for embedding the  teaching of digital literacy in the classroom, and across content areas. Inextricably linked to any […]

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Popplet

In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Like this:Like Loading…

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