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Is it too loud? Part 2

Awhile back I wrote about an app called Too Loud? that allows you to measure the noise volume in your classroom so students can see visually if ...

ShareDrop - Easy File Transfer

If you have a newer Mac you have probably seen, and maybe used AirDrop, which allows you to send files between computers on the same network. B...

Tackkboard

Update: I found a bunch more of these simple web page services like Page O Rama, Populr, and Dropr. I use Moodle a lot in my classroom to ...

Remind101 Update

Remind101 is a great service I've blogged about before that allows you to send one-way text messages to students and parents. It's free and has...

Jeopardy

One great extension activity that I've often done with kids to have them create their own Jeopardy game. The reason it's so great is that not o...

BoomWriter

While visiting the ClassDojo website I noticed an advertisement for BoomWriter, which is a site that hosts student writing competitions to write...

Class Dojo Updates

I love apps that are specifically built for teachers and education because many of them "get it" and know what teachers need. ClassDojo is one ...

Beware Google Docs Phishing Scam

Please be aware of this Google Docs phishing scam where scammers try to get you to login to a Google Docs site with a google.com URL and enter y...

iPad Password App

Another Update: There is another one called OneKey Pro. It's $1.99 in the App Store but if you have a WSD iPad it can be pushed to your device...

Coding for Kids

One of my favorite memories having to do with computers when I was a kid was learning how to write code and having a machine do something that I...

What's my password again?

Update: The newest version of Keychain allows you to put videos and other files into it to secure them. Just drag and drop them in. This...

Password Manager

Update: The newest version of Keychain allows you to put videos and other files into it to secure them. Just drag and drop them in. I see...

Random Group Generator

Today I had the need to break kids into groups to play Jeopardy and I wanted a way to do it randomly so one group didn't become stronger than th...

Make Your Own Flappy Bird

Code.org keeps on giving with their latest installment which allows you to create your own Flappy Birds game. Students learn the basics of codi...

Bookry iBooks Add-ons

File this one under "I never even thought that was possible, and it's awesome."Bookry is a service service that allows you to easily create ...

Alphabet Organizer

I love the Read, Write, Think website and companion apps. The site is a great resource and I use the apps (Timeline, Venn Diagram, and Acrostic...

Another (Easy) Classroom Timer

I like using timers to hold students' feet to the fire a bit and give them some motivation so I'm always looking for good ones. I can tell I li...

Hemingway Helps you Write

The Hemingway site is a website that helps you see patterns in your writing and offers suggestions to improve it. All you do is cut and paste y...

Where to Find Good, Free Apps

Every once in a while someone will ask about places to find good apps, especially free ones. In this post I'll discuss and list some great opti...

Great Online Timer

I use timers quite often to keep my kids on task and to give them a deadline. They also keep me on task. There are a handful of good ones out ...

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