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Category Archives: Tech for Teachers

Make Blended Learning Seamless with Kahoot!

Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system that can be played from any device. Students gain points for answering questions.  The quicker they answer, the more points they receive.  Keep a running total of points in this fast-paced, fun game.  Let students play in groups or individually based on your purpose and number of available devices.  Kahoot is free, easy ... Read More »

STEM Apps to use in the Classroom

If you are looking for apps that can help you incorporate the STEM concepts into your classroom, try some of these. D. Bones, iPhone/iPad, Android $1.99 This app helps children learn the skeletal system in an engaging. It is divided into three sections–a puzzle, a quiz, and text to give users information and basic descriptions of the bones. Codecademy: Hour of ... Read More »

Middle School Apps for Math

Below are five apps that are said to help boost math skills in middle school.  Give them a try! Questimate!  –Grade range: 4-7 What is it? Estimation becomes a fabulous math game. Pros: Exposes kids to estimation in fun ways, with concrete math explanation. Cons: Number ranges aren’t limited at first, so it’s easy for answers to be way off. Bottom ... Read More »

The Digital Personality Test

One of the sessions at NCTIES was titled, Organizing your Digital Life: The Personality Test. This class helped participants find the digital tools that best fit their personality. Bethany Smith and Kerri Parker from NC State University created a personality quiz that helps determine which tech tools will best fit your search needs on the web. The quiz determines if ... Read More »

Send that E-mail Later with Boomerang

Boomerang is a chrome extension that allows you to schedule E-mails to be sent or returned at a later date.  Here’s how it works!   Just go to the Chrome Web Store and search for Boomerang.  Download the app, and start using it today. Read More »

Organize your World with Symbaloo

Symbaloo is a grid of icons that link to various web addresses that you create, organize, and share. Use Symbaloo to organize and share the best of the web with your students.  Teachers can create a Symbaloo for an individual unit or lesson to provide students with links they will visit to find information or engage in learning. Symbaloo can keep ... Read More »

Realtime Board: A Great New App for Collaboration and Creativity

 This online app combines the best features from multiple apps. It’s a collaborative, creative, organizational Realtime Board, based on the idea of a whiteboard, which allows groups to create presentations, infographics, papers and more. It’s a little more high-tech so older students will benefit the most from this one. One of the bonuses is that when a document is pinned to the board, you ... Read More »

Organize Your Crazy Life with Trello

        Are you looking for a way to help organize your crazy life?  Trello is the tech tool that can help.  Trello is a website and a free iOS app for your iPad and iPhone.  This tool allows you to create “to do” lists.  The lists are called boards, and the items on the “to do” list ... Read More »

Changes to Prezi are Impressive

Prezi is a tool to share ideas, present work, and persuade in an engaging and visual way. Over the past couple of years, Prezi has undergone significant changes that make the platform much easier to navigate and edit. Prezi provides a fresh outlook on traditional slideshow presentations. The use of one big canvas and zoom function both allow for emphasis ... Read More »

Key Ring: A Productivity App for You

The advances in technology constantly amaze me.  This month, we are sharing an app with you that is not for your classroom but for your life.  I love a good productivity app that makes my life easier and more efficient.  Key Ring is one of those apps.  If you have not heard of Key Ring, watch the video below.  I ... Read More »