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iTunesU Connecting Classrooms and Teachers

iTunesU Connecting Classrooms and Teachers

iTunesU is a revolutionary tool. Period.  It is the greatest tool I have used in my classroom and it redefines learning.  To optimally implement the use of this tool in one’s room, there must be an atmosphere of trust present.  Creating a space that allows students to work cooperatively and trust that work is getting … Continue reading

What Apps and Tory Burch Purses Have In Common

What Apps and Tory Burch Purses Have In Common

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” – Coco Chanel I don’t know of an educator that is extremely proud of his or her first year teaching.  Many don’t look back and think, “Wow, I had an outstanding year.  I wish I still taught reading the way I did then.” Personally, I have … Continue reading

Kahoot: An Engaging Way To Review

Kahoot: An Engaging Way To Review

I hate how many passwords my students need to access programs we use in the classroom.  All passwords are stored in agendas, but a program has to be valuable in order for me to add another set of passwords and usernames to the gamut.  Kahoot is the type of program worth adding to the list … Continue reading

Failure: A Learning Opportunity, Not A Road Block

Failure: A Learning Opportunity, Not A Road Block

“It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” – Ellen DeGeneres While grading my student’s first iPad projects through Showbie, Katy Perry’s line, “that was such and epic fail,” continued to play in my head on repeat.  My kids bombed their first projects.  At first, I felt very defeated as if I had somehow let … Continue reading

Vocabulary Differentiation with iPads

Vocabulary Differentiation with iPads

Do you teach in a classroom with twenty-five students reading on the same level?  Do all of your students comprehend lessons at the exact same time? Congratulations, you are probably the only teacher in the world that actually has a group of students previously described. Classrooms are made for teachers to differentiate.  If a teacher … Continue reading

360 Degrees of Collaboration With iPads

360 Degrees of Collaboration With iPads

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.  Aloud” – Coco Chanel Reflection is an essential step in preparing for an upcoming school year.  A little under a year ago I made point in a post that, “An iPad is a versatile, functional, and essential tool for a classroom built around a community … Continue reading