Integrate Technology and Reading With the App ChatterPix Kids

Integrating technology and reading is so easy with the ChatterPix Kids app. I love to use this tool with my non-readers in the primary grades. It allows them to give a much more detailed response than they are able to write by hand, which helps me know how much they understand about what they just read. In this tutorial, I am going to show you the basics of what the ChatterPix Kids app looks like and provide 9 ideas for you to try with your students.

Thank you to Brittany Washburn for our guest post.

ChatterPix Kids is a great app for integrating technology and reading. In this tutorial I am going to show you the basics of what the ChatterPix Kids app looks like and provide 9 ideas for you to try with your students.



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Engaging Presentations With Shadow Puppet - Plus Freebie

If you're looking for an engaging tool for student presentations, I highly recommend Shadow Puppet. The educational version works so well for any grade level. This app would be perfect for any type of subject area because students can include images on the subject, text and sound. Students can create videos to explain an idea, presentation of research, send a personal message or greeting, or tell a story.

Shadow Puppet App for Education, Apps for video, perfect for student presentations, you can download a free storyboard and checklist
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Assessing Students During Project Based Learning

Do you wonder how to go about assessing students during project based learning? One big reason teachers shy away from implementing the unit is not knowing how to assess students. Because a project based learning unit spans several weeks or even months, it's important to assess students throughout the unit. Assessment can be formal like we typically use during a regular classroom environment. But, for the most part, it can be informal.

Assessment can be helpful during a project based learning unit by letting us know if students are learning the skills and if they understand the purpose of the unit. We also want to make sure the unit isn't straying in a non-productive direction. In this post, I'll provide different ways we can assess our students during a project based learning unit.

Assessing students during project based learning does NOT need to be a challenge. Click through for some FREE tips & ideas to use in your elementary or middle school classroom. You'll get technology websites to help you, learn why high engagement equals high achievement, find various rubric ideas, and more. PBL will come to life in no time. Perfect for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade classroom or home school teacher and their students.


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iPadpalooza 2017 - Day 1 Filled With Learning on the Go!

The theme for this year's iPadpalooza is Learning on the Go! In fact, you can walk around and see the different keynote speakers teaching in the commons areas of the conference. When I walked into the cafeteria,  there was a demonstration of art with the Sphero, Ozobot, and other robotics.

I love the relaxed atmosphere of iPadpalooza! It's such a non-threatening environment for educators to learn more about technology. Carl Hooker has a gifted way of connecting with attendees so everyone feels like they are part of one big family. Day 1 was filled with Learning on the Go.

iPadpalooza is a fun learning experience in Austin every summer. Teachers learn as they enjoy entertainment, food, and friendly competition. The conference is filled with nationally recognized speakers and classroom teachers.

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6 Tips to Promote Writing Through the Summer: With FREEBIE

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology!

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology!
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