Category Archives: Classroom Tools

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Aldebaran’s Community Update

Attention NAO fans! We interrupt your programming to bring you an important announcement.

Aldebaran has recently announced that on February 15th, they will be shutting down their current version of their Community website. Many of you who work with the NAO Robot may be familiar with this site as the host of the App Store, … Read more

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YouTube as a Teacher Resource

Ah, Youtube. Many teachers that we’ve discussed the video-sharing site with have less than glowing opinions about its ability to be used in schools. While some state that the website is often blocked by their school’s network, others who do have access see it as a distraction, putting entertainment within easy reach of their students when … Read more

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Easy Infographics with Piktochart

The marriage of two important words in education, information and graphic, can lead us to a valuable presentation tool to engage visual learners. Infographics are great ways to present important information in a visually appealing way, and there are a number of web resources that can make the process of creating them quite simple. Piktochart Read more

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Science Made Simple with Labdisc

From a student perspective, one of the best parts of any science class is the chance to perform a lab. I remember lab days being a huge source of excitement when I was a student. Finally, I’d think, a chance to do science rather than just read and talk about it! The same … Read more

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Apps for Smart Student Habits

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!

As your new students settle back into the routine of school, you’ll be taking the time to get to know them: their strengths, their weaknesses, and most importantly, their habits. Helping an entire group of students you’ve just met navigate the new year can be daunting at best—and the demand … Read more

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Take the SMART kapp iQ Challenge: 30-Day FREE Trial

ATTENTION NY AND NJ! Life has just become easier (and cheaper) for you! The very latest SMART Board flat panel, the SMART kapp iQ, is available FREE for a month-long trial. Just to clarify, that is 720 hours, or 43,200 minutes with the most advanced 4K interactive display on the market. (Kind of a big … Read more

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Sudoku in Google Sheets

Using add-ons for your Google Apps can help you and your students get even more out of each app. Add-ons like Kaizena, Easy-bib, Doctopus, and Flubaroo can help increase efficiency, streamline workflow, and expand the functionality of the individual Google apps. We model using many of these in classroom relevant situations in our Online PD Read more

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Podcasts You Should Listen To–Content and Inspiration

Hello Teachers! We hope you’re enjoying the last couple days before school. However, as you prepare for your next batch of eager learners, you shouldn’t forget to nurture your own love of learning–even after the summer ends.

In one of our previous blogs we discussed podcasts as tools for professional development, focusing on podcasts that … Read more

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Podcasts You Should Listen To–Teaching and Technology

Many people consider podcasting the future of radio, and they’re not entirely wrong. According to an article in the Washington Post last September, they found that in the course of a month, over 75 million people download at least one podcast, and those numbers are only growing. Some podcasts (the infamous Serial comes to mind) even … Read more

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Creating Interactive Notes with Notability

Looking for a note taking app that is way more than just a text app? Then you should check out Notability! Notability is a comprehensive app that allows your students to take notes and create documents that combine text with images, annotations, and sound.

Students (or teachers) can organize their notes into sections based off … Read more

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