Making a Big Change: Wrapping Education, Blogging and Coding All Into One Career

Changes brings opportunity.

  I always hate it when bloggers start a post with, “It’s been forever since I posted anything!” Because the truth is, I never notice, and wouldn’t have noticed if they hadn’t pointed it out to me. I could say the same thing here: “It’s been forever since I’ve published anything!” But number one, I […]

iPad Keyboards in the Classroom

Keyboard for iPads fb

I bought a new iPad last week.  It’s an iPad Air 2 and I love it. It’s smaller and lighter than the iPad I’ve been using for the last two years.  It also has a fingerprint scanner that I love.  I can unlock my iPad simply by pressing my thumb on the home button.  Super […]

QR Code Learning Teen Numbers in Kindergarten

QR Code Counting Teens

QR Codes for the Teen Numbers: Winter Snowman Theme It’s funny to me that every time we introduce the teen numbers to our class, we’re in a different place in our curriculum. This means that if I want our QR code counting activity to match the theme,  I need to make a new one.  And […]

Preschool Kids: Art on the iPad

winter art on iPad

We used the MoMA Art Studio App Today We’ve been studying Winter and the kids made some super cute snowmen on the iPad today. Using MoMA Art Studio was a great way for the kids to practice some of the skills they’ve learned when we’ve used iDiary for Kids. Besides being a fantastic app for building […]

Gift Guide: Setting Your Child Up with the Perfect iPad, Accessories and Apps

Choosing at tablet for your child

Choosing the Perfect Tablet for Your Child Many parents are interested in picking out the perfect iPad or other tablet for their child for the holidays.  It can be difficult though to create the ideal ensemble when there are so many choices.  Even though this website is generally geared toward teachers,  I find that people often […]

Five Ways to Use the Camera On Your Classroom iPad

5 ways to use the camera on classroom iPads

  Using the camera on your classroom iPads So the camera on the classroom iPad is turning out to be one of the most useful features for us! It’s so easy to use, and so easy to share pictures that we’re turning to it more and more often. Here are five ways that we or other […]

Learn to Code for Teachers Part 3, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation or Learn to Code for Teachers, Part 3

So this is the third and final installment in my Learn to Code: For Teachers series.  See that stack of books in the picture above?  That’s my stack of books, and I read them all this summer.  I know, it’s not quite your average stack of of summer beach reads. It certainly isn’t what my summer reading […]