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Plickers (App)

Plickers is a fantastic assessment app that I have used many times to poll my students, for exit cards or simple surveys, or even as a MUCH more fun (and quick) way to deliver (and mark) quizzes!   Take a look at this brief video and keep scrolling for a more in-depth look at how I use it in my own classes.

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TeacherKit (App)

TeacherKit is a fantastic all-in-one administrative and organizational app for classroom teachers.  With very intuitive and fluid controls any teacher can easily create, maintain and share all of their classroom details using one paperless method!

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Math Fight (App)

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We are going to start our App Reviews with a very simple app.  Math Fight lets you go head to head against another person/student to test, and improve, your math skills.
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WipeChart is here!

Back in December we posted about Wipebook 3, a Canadian Kickstarter project.  I had been following these guys since day one and couldn’t resist jumping in on the Wipebook 3… it was my first Kickstarter Project!   After a bit of a delay, but amazing support and communication, I got my Wipebook 3 and have LOVED using it.  (We will be posting a review very soon!)

Here is a sneak peak at the Wipebook…

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Pac-Man (Phys. Ed)

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PAC – MAN is a game that a fellow teacher taught me this summer.  Kids will love this game, and there are many ways to change it up so that it keeps the kids engaged.

A select group of students will be ghosts and the other students will take the role of Pac Man.  The kids won’t care that in the real game there is only one Pac Man… they will be having too much fun 🙂 The ghosts will try to eat/touch the Pac Man while everyone is walking only on the lines of the gym floor.

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Back to School!

WELCOME BACK!  The first week of school is over, and we’ve settled in… so it is time to get back to work on blog posts.  I have a few posts coming this week, with some great DPA games and a few cool tools for any teacher.

Make sure to follow us on twitter and facebook as I do A LOT of retweeting from some pretty awesome sources.

If you’re new to the blog here are some MUST HAVES to tide you over until things get going again this year.

If you have any ideas for future topics just let me know!

Enjoy!
Mr.S

TECH: Copy.com

I have recently been re-evaluating the cloud storage market and have come across a pretty good service that is fairly new to the landscape.

Although I am obsessed with dropbox it is always good to look for alternatives, copy.com may be the one for you.

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New Evernote Pricing!


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I LOVE Evernote, and recently they have restructured their services to allow some very important features at a more affordable price.  Take a look at the new pricing options below.

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Using PollEverywhere!

This is only a quick look at this innovative service, feel free to take your time with it on your own!

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Poll Everywhere is a great tool that I have used in the past to get students (and fellow teachers) engaged in the lesson or presentation at hand.  You can easily set up a multiple choice poll and get results as I did above.

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Boogie Board Sync 9.7 ‘Teacher Review’

I will be posting a typed up version, with screenshots of the apps over the weekend, I just wanted to show everyone that the Boogie Board is fantastic for taking notes, including the student rhyming journal entry.  I had some difficulty adding individual images to the wordpress post so I had to stitch them all together and make one really long .jpeg file.  If you would like to look at the individual images/screens you can find them here.  I will be adding a word count once everything is typed up. Through this whole experiment the only problem I had was with adding the images to wordpress (they skipped about 10 lines after each of the 20 images, it didnt look pretty) and of course my ugly writing!

I will also be linking to some great articles about how writing helps students remember a lot more than typing, but I will save that for the typed up version. Enjoy the Boogie Board ONLY Review below for now!

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