21 Things – Engaging Students/Parents with QR Codes

QR Codes (Quick Response) codes provide a great way to get connected to parents and students so you can open lines of communication, engage participants, and provide unique learning experiences. QR Codes can be created for any number of purposes, Continue reading 21 Things – Engaging Students/Parents with QR Codes

21 Things – Evaluating Apps

Have you ever heard about an app or program and decided to use it with your students only to find out there are limitations which prevent you from using it? Or you began using the app with students only to Continue reading 21 Things – Evaluating Apps

21 Things – Conducting Assessment Digitally

Assessment of student learning can be done in a variety of ways. Advancements in technology and the implementation of 1:1 and BYOD programs allow for greater use of technology in conducting both formative  and summative assessments. State summative assessments and Continue reading 21 Things – Conducting Assessment Digitally

21 Things – Using Stop Motion to Engage Students

Stop motion movies are a great way to engage students in learning. In a stop motion movie. the students will set up a choose a story line and set a scene. They will take a picture of the setting, slightly Continue reading 21 Things – Using Stop Motion to Engage Students

21 Things – Taking Your Class to the Movies

Creating movies to further learning or communicate with others has become easier with the plethora of movie making apps and programs available. Some of the apps are free and provide a few options for editing. Additional options are usually available Continue reading 21 Things – Taking Your Class to the Movies

21 Things – Rocking Out Your Class or School

I listen to a number of podcasts and have read many articles on beginning a podcast. Many of the podcasts and articles suggest utilizing Garage Band ($4.99), a music creation and recording app, to begin creating a podcast.  Until this Continue reading 21 Things – Rocking Out Your Class or School

21 Things – Engaging Students with Talking Face Apps

Humor can be very helpful in getting students engaged in the learning process. One particularly humorous way to involve students is through talking face or picture apps. Using an app, like ChatterPix Kids or YakIt Kids, to create talking pictures Continue reading 21 Things – Engaging Students with Talking Face Apps

21 Things – Changing Things with a Talking Avatar

The first day of the new school year is usually spent going over the classroom and school rules and classroom processes. Students and the teacher end up frustrated with the amount of time spent discussing or explaining rules andd processes.  Continue reading 21 Things – Changing Things with a Talking Avatar

21 Things – Guiding iPad App Use in the Classroom

You may be wondering, “How do I keep my students from using other apps when I let them use one of my class iPads?” or as I often do, “How do I do a better job of limiting my four-year-old’s Continue reading 21 Things – Guiding iPad App Use in the Classroom

21 Things – Using Text-to-Speech in the  Classroom

Did you know your iPad can read to you? It can read Web pages, PDFs, texts, and other items without a special app. It can even read the entire screen. The ability of your iPad to read to selected text Continue reading 21 Things – Using Text-to-Speech in the  Classroom