Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Are you familiar with the add Nearpod? This is a great app that I used again with my class today and thought I'd share with you. Check it out in the itunes store by using this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nearpod/id523540409

You are able to set up a teacher account and upload powerpoints to use with your class.


Here is what the screen looks like once you upload the slide show. Once it is in your library just click the icon for the show you want to use and click launch.

When you launch it you will get a PIN to share with your students. They open the app on their device and enter the code. Then you are able to control the pace of the slide show with your teacher ipad.


I love this app and I've used it a lot with small group instruction. This is the first time I've used it this school year and thought it would be a good thing to share with you. Please let me know if you have any questions about using this app with your class. Untitled

Sunday, November 17, 2013

How to Make a Telligami

I love using the Telligami app on the iPad with my students. We have made a few of them and I thought I would share this tutorial I made so you can make one for yourself. You could even show this to your students so they can make them as well. Hope this video helps!

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Have you used padlet.com with your students?

This week in the computer lab I asked my students to respond to a question via Edmodo. I posted a link to this padlet wall. They were able to post their answers for everyone to see.

Created with Padlet

I also like padlet because it looks the same even when you access it with the iPad (no flash required). Here is another example of a page my students used during our science lesson on weathering. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Teaching Channel

Are you familiar with videos from Teaching Channel?

If you haven't signed up yet you should go do it now! They have videos of lessons and quick tips from teachers. I love the fact that most videos also have the pages they used with the students and pictures of different things from the lesson.

My most recent favorite is the video that discusses Keep It or Junk It. I loved this idea and will be trying with my students soon. I also created some posters to display in my classroom. Feel free to use them if you want to try this as well.