Photo Mapo + Tellagami + Aurasma AppSmash

UPDATE:  Photo Mapo is no longer free (.99) and Tellagami no longer offers the text-to-speech or customization in the free app.  You can read more about the Tellagami changes here. Yesterday I wrote about an app-smashing project my GT 5th graders did, and today I want to present to you one that my GT 1st … Continue reading Photo Mapo + Tellagami + Aurasma AppSmash

How to Hack 5 Education Trends

If you’re like me, you might have set some professional goals for the summer – books you have been meaning to read, technology you wanted to learn, etc…  If you’re also like me, you may be in a bit of a panic right now because none of those things got accomplished.  You foolishly frittered your … Continue reading How to Hack 5 Education Trends

Give the Green Light with a Green Screen

“You mean they didn’t really go there?” a student asked me. She was pointing to a bulletin board of Photo Mapo projects by my 1st graders.  Each student had chosen a Google Street View image of a landmark in the country they were studying.  Using the Green Screen app by DoInk, the students inserted pictures … Continue reading Give the Green Light with a Green Screen

App-Smashed Character Strength Floor Plans

Several years ago, I got a fabulous idea from a book called What’s On Your Mind? by Joel Anderson and Joan Brinkman.  One of the lessons recommends that gifted students create an “Eight Trait Floor Plan.”  The students are asked to think metaphorically about what a blueprint of their attributes might look like.  Which “rooms” would … Continue reading App-Smashed Character Strength Floor Plans

Foster a Love for Reading with ConnectED Bingo

Dr. Brad Gustafson is one of the Engaging Educators that I have had the good fortune to connect with through Twitter and blogging.  This man is a social networking powerhouse who regularly dreams up unique ways to empower students and prepare them as global citizens comfortable with using 21st century tools to create and problem-solve. His latest … Continue reading Foster a Love for Reading with ConnectED Bingo

Augmented Reality Reward Coupons

I confess that this is nothing new.  I offered these augmented reality reward coupons last year, and have been meaning to make some more.  However, that hasn’t happened yet.  Maybe a few enterprising students can make some for me! My students absolutely loved these last year.  In my classroom Reward Coupons are kind of a seasonal thing, which … Continue reading Augmented Reality Reward Coupons