Friday Photo: The beginning

Apr 29, 2016 by

Today is the day for new beginnings! What will you begin?
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Notability for Creative Learning

Apr 28, 2016 by

NotabilityNotability is a very flexible note taking tool that allows users to create all kinds of notes  including images, annotations, and drawings and audio recordings.  Users can also annotate and take notes on PDFs and Presentations. The notes can be organized into groups and will sync with the iCloud to be shared across devices.  Users have much more flexibility with Notability to create notes that are useful for them.  Notability is also a great tool for Sketchnoting.

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Autodesk Sketchbook for Art

Apr 27, 2016 by

AutodeskSketchbookAutodesk Sketchbook is a great app for users who want to paint or draw, regardless of their experience or skill.  The intuitive interface makes it easy for aspiring artists to start creating and learning any style they wish.  Users can select varying media to begin and can even import photos and add text.  The app has pressure sensitivity making it more realistic for artists.  Users can also add layers to their projects to add different elements and transformations.  Autodesk Sketchbook also has pro tools that can be added for accomplished artists or as young artists become more experienced.

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Twitter Archiver for Professional Learning

Apr 26, 2016 by

TwitterArchiverThe amount of information that travels through the Twitterverse is overwhelming.  It is difficult to keep track of the rapid stream of fantastic resources and then keep all the things that you might want to use later.  Twitter Archiver is a great tool to keep and sort through all that content.  Twitter Archiver is an Add-on for Google Sheets that will allow you to search for specific hashtags based on search operators.  Once you initiate the Add-on, you can enter your search terms and Twitter Archiver will populate a spreadsheet that you can save as long as you need it.

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Monday Success: Goals vs. Plans

Apr 25, 2016 by

Jason O’Neill was an entrepreneur, published author and public speaker by the age of 14.  These accomplishments did not happen because he set them as goals but because he was open to opportunities that he came across.  Sometimes, we get so caught up in achieving the goals we set that we miss other opportunities.  Jason recommends, in his TEDxRedmond talk below, to have a plan to move forward in life but don’t forget to look around. You never know what opportunities you might find. Great advice!

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Friday Photo: Thinking Outside the Box

Apr 22, 2016 by

Don’t forget to think outside the box!

You may end up with a security goose! (And you may find grammar mistakes too!)IMG_0858

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Twelve a Dozen for Math

Apr 21, 2016 by

TwelveADozenTwelve a Dozen is a fun way for students to practice math skills.  Twelve is the heroine of Dozenopolis where she is working her way through the city trying to save her family.  Twelve has her trusty sidekick Dot to help her work through math problems she encounters in her adventure.  Twelve a Dozen is a creative way for students to learn math skills and think critically as they work through the story.

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Roller Coaster Tycoon for Economics

Apr 20, 2016 by

RCTycoon4Roller Coaster Tycoon is a great iPad app that allows users to build a Roller Coaster theme park using pre-built roller coasters or by designing their own.  Users have to plan strategically to manage supplies to build their coasters and expand their amusement park.  The more users build, the more new elements they can open. Careful management of supplies, construction, and customer happiness is essential to become a Roller Coaster Tycoon.

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The Earth for Science

Apr 19, 2016 by

TheEarthThe Earth is a great app for students to learn through exploration.  Users are able to make choices and see what happens to the Earth as a result.  Users can walk through different types of terrain, dig into the Earth’s surface, explore weather changes over time and much more.  Users can also learn vocabulary for the concepts they encounter in over 40 languages.  The Earth is a great app for students to direct their own learning and dig into the areas that they find interesting.

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Monday Success: Teaching the Last Backpack Generation Webinar

Apr 18, 2016 by

The wonder of technology makes it possible for me to speak to educators all over the world without leaving home.  I was honored to participate in a webinar with Corwin Press where I was talking with participants about Teaching the Last Backpack Generation.  The webinar covers some of the ideas and principles in the book and are ideas that you can use tomorrow in your classroom.

Pop some popcorn, put your feet up, and check it out.

Teaching the Last Backpack Generation Webinar

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