Just how much should we lock up our student ipads?

How much access do we want our children to have?

As we get ready to make our big ipad purchase, and as a result, start to configure them for student use, I’ve been thinking about how much access we want our students to have to the ipad.  I’ve seen some covers that advertise the fact that they cover the “home” button so students can’t get […]

I Went to iPad School!

What my colleague and I learned when we went to iPad school.

A co-worker and I attended an iPad conference yesterday. My co-worker called it “iPad School.” I like that term, so I adopted it.  There was so much information to soak up! My biggest take away was a greater understanding of all of the ways we can take the ipad to the next level, and use […]

When Technology and Good Old Fashioned Play Collide

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I love it when technology makes it easier for us to help kids do what they really need to do to grow and develop: Play! This blog focuses on all of the fun technology based things we do in our class each day, but really, the technology makes up such a small part of our […]

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Technical Difficulties! I had more issues with my “jetpack” last week. The end result was that some subscribers did not receive my most recent posts. Also, gmail is marking my blog posts as spam, so if you are subscribed with a gmail address, and still happen to be seeing this post,  please adjust your spam […]

Audio QR Codes: Sight Word Bingo

QR Codes with Audio Files Bingo

{Update: This post was written over two years ago, which in technology terms, makes it ancient!  The kids in my QR code pictures are actually 2nd graders now! Some readers are finding that the audio QR codes for this activity no longer work. You might try scanning a code or two to make sure it […]

How to access one of my free activities from Google Drive

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  Every now and then I look at some of the “behind the scenes” parts of this blog and  I notice that the occasional user runs into trouble trying to print one of my activities that I’ve stored on Google Docs. Here’s a quick write up which I hope may help people troubleshoot the download process: […]