I don't know about all of you, but Gmail is my best-friend. It's where I get all my emails, where I chat with my friends and family, and how I procrastinate when I have way too much going on to waste time. So, naturally, when I came across this cheat sheet from the fine people … Continue reading Gmail Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
This week's free app is Mathmateer, which is essentially a space-themed game for students to practice basic math functions. With tons of mathematic challenges in the free version, Mathmateer provides a robust application for engaging elementary-aged students with topics like counting, recognizing 3-dimensional shapes, telling time and working with money. As students complete challenges, they … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Mathmateer
A few weeks ago I posted 17 Questions To Consider When Planning BYOD Programs and the popularity of that post led me to find today's featured infographic. Here's a great look at things to consider when deciding whether or not to implement a BYOD program:
Just like any other search engine, Quixey has a search bar where you can enter in your query. Except unlike other search engines, Quixey produces results of applications, of both the mobile and desktop variety, that match your search. The beauty of this website is that you can now easily find applications for all types … Continue reading Quixey: The Search Engine for Apps!
I learned about VideoNotes from Richard Bryne's incredible blog, and was excited about the possibilities it holds for students and flipped learning. Basically, VideoNotes is an online tool that allows students to take notes while watching videos on the same screen, side-by-side. You can load a video on the left side of the screen by inputting the … Continue reading VideoNotes: Take Notes While Watching Videos!
I came across this fantastic tutorial Jennifer Roberts on how to add voice comments in Google Docs, and was blown away. What an easy, simple way to leave feedback on student work in a personal way! Plus, if you have students who function better with communication that is auditory, this can be a nice way to differentiate … Continue reading Add Voice Comments in Google Docs!
Another Monday, another free app for you to explore! This week, I wanted to share Pizza Fractions with you, which is exactly what it sounds like: an app that allows students to practice recognizing fractions with a pizza example. Designed for grade levels 2-6, the application has a game-like feel that randomly generates fractions for students to … Continue reading Free Apps of the Week: Pizza Fractions