Dispatches from the K-8 Universe: Apps at CES and SHB

I got a great message last week from Krista Inchausti, one of our school's Educational Innovation Coordinators. Krista's role is to help teachers and students in our elementary schools to find creative, innovative educational tools and solutions for their classrooms. This sometimes means offering tips on great technology for the classroom. Here's a list of … Continue reading Dispatches from the K-8 Universe: Apps at CES and SHB

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New Toy: Coffitivity

I say this a lot: if I don't work in a public space, I cease to believe in the passage of time. Without other people around, I can get sucked into the internet or Facebook or Twitter for hours and hardly notice. It's not that other people are going to come around and sneer at … Continue reading New Toy: Coffitivity

Organizational Tool: Get Ye Done

A young woman attending my EdRev workshop on Saturday introduced me to a really neat organizational tool. It's called Get Ye Done, and it's a planning app that allows students to set goals and earn "experience points" for achieving goals and milestones that they set for themselves. The interface and the language is a little … Continue reading Organizational Tool: Get Ye Done

A Day of Apps: What new tools could we try?

As I've mentioned before, I'm devoted to technology, but I'm lost without my paper planner. On our visits to SDS and MCDS, most of my colleagues tapped away on their iPads to take notes while I scribbled away in my planner. Most of the notes are organized, like during our classroom visits ("6th Grade Math: … Continue reading A Day of Apps: What new tools could we try?

New App: Dyscalculator

Many thanks to CSH Journalism and Computers teacher Tracy Sena for sharing a link to this fascinating new app! Dyscalculator was developed by the Danish Ministry of Education to help students with dyscalculia, a learning difference that can make reading and speaking numbers difficult. I'm intrigued by several of the app's features, including text and … Continue reading New App: Dyscalculator

Info In: How I learned to stop worrying and love Zite

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm trying to use this summer to make some thoughtful improvements on my practice. First up: managing how I get information on a daily basis. I'm a bit of a news junkie. I hit several news sites every morning to get a sense of the day's headlines and … Continue reading Info In: How I learned to stop worrying and love Zite

From Cheryl Davis: Cool Art Apps and Sites

Here’s my last post on some of the great apps and resources I learned about at Castilleja. All of these come recommended by Cheryl Davis at Acalanes Union High School District. Here are just a couple of art apps that seemed terrific. Art Studio for iPad: For $2.99, you can draw, edit photos, and do all kinds of … Continue reading From Cheryl Davis: Cool Art Apps and Sites

From Cheryl Davis: Cool Math Apps and Sites

Here’s the next in my series of posts here on some of the great apps and resources I learned about at Castilleja. All of these come recommended by Cheryl Davis at Acalanes Union High School District. Here are the Educreations: We used this app this week in the Flip Classroom workshop (more on this later), and it's a … Continue reading From Cheryl Davis: Cool Math Apps and Sites

From Cheryl Davis: Cool World Languages Apps and Sites

Here’s the next in my series of posts here on some of the great apps and resources I learned about at Castilleja. All of these come recommended by Cheryl Davis at Acalanes Union High School District. Next up: resources for world languages! Explain Everything: a great tool for making presentations. Insanely easy to use and easy to manipulate. … Continue reading From Cheryl Davis: Cool World Languages Apps and Sites