Author Archives: David Dickman


iPad App Update Lets You “Open in Edmodo”

Edmodo recently released an update to their iPad app. This update added Edmodo to the list of apps that you can send files to when you’re in another app.

Let’s say your student has an essay due that was assigned on Edmodo. If you create that document on your iPad in Pages, when you’re done … Read more

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SMART Notebook

Redefining How You Use Your SMART Board

SMART recently updated SMART Ink, the tool that enables you to write on other applications outside of SMART Notebook. With this update, when you write on a website in Internet Explorer, the ink stays with the text when you scroll. This is huge! It completely changes the way you will use your SMART Board. … Read more

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iBooks Author

New Features in iBooks Author 2.0

iBooks Author 2.0 was released at the end of October with several new features. When you open iBooks Author the first thing you’ll notice are the new templates. Some of these templates are portrait only. This is a nice new addition, because you saves you from having to design your book for both portrait and … Read more

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Integrate Technology into Your Religion Lessons

William H. Sadlier, Inc., a well renowned Christian publishing company, created an exciting web based initiative called We Believe. The website offers a variety of properties and activities for students, teachers, priests, pastors and families.

We Believe categorizes resources based on grade level, from Kindergarten to Eighth grade, and also includes a section that … Read more

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Readworks is a great website for K-6 teachers. The site provides teachers with an online reading comprehension and methodology program as well as online training services and professional development resources. is a research based program that provides materials that focus on helping students understand the concepts of reading comprehension. The site is extremely user … Read more

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It’s elementary my dear Watson

Or is it? This month IBM’s newest super-computer, Watson, will take on the two greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time. Watson is an artificial intelligence program that has the capacity to answer questions in natural language. Deciphering language is no easy feat for a computer. For example think about the Groucho Marx joke “Last night … Read more

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Keeping it in Perspective: Manipulating a Graph with Math Tools

One of the great features of SMART Notebook Math Tools is being able to dynamically graph functions. When you connect a function to a graph, Notebook Math Tools calculates and changes the window dimensions to view all of the picture. It acts very similar to the Zoom-Fit feature on some graphing calculators. However, sometimes you … Read more

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Flashcards are the ultimate study tool for any subject. BrainFlips flashcards allow you to “[m]ake flashcards on any subject and share them with your friends and classmates.”

You can use text, image and videos to study almost any subject. … Read more

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Math is fun again with This site allows assessment of child’s understanding as they practice basic math skills. teachers can collect data on grade-level proficiency, and identify trouble spots. As the child masters skills, they collect ribbons and medals that keep them motivated as they practice.

Practice questions and state standards are organized … Read more

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment | Facebook Twitter – Create Flash for your Class! is a free site that enables teachers to create interactive Flash diagrams for learning and reviewing material. Any file that is created can be saved and can be used for a blog, wiki, or website.

Activities consist of games, timelines, venn diagrams, and more. You can put computer post-it notes on top of hand-outs, … Read more

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