Tech Tuesday: Math Doodles for iPad

This week, the spotlight is on Math Doodles by Carstens Studios.  Math Doodles is a whimsical app that focuses on making math fun. When the user opens up the app, there is a mini-story from the creator, Daren Carstens.  He explains how he didn’t always like math.  It’s a nice personal connection that students can make, especially … Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: The Learning Network @ NYTimes

This week, I’m sharing a resource that works on iPads/tablets, computers, phones – anything that can reach the internet.  The Learning Network from the New York Times is a teacher and student-centered “blog” for use in the classroom.  This website is absolutely awesome!  It is a comprehensive resource for including the news and digital learning in your classroom. … Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: Five-Minute Film Festival @ Edutopia

This week, I’m featuring a web-based tech resource from one of my favorite websites, Edutopia.  Edutopia is a comprehensive resource designed by The George Lucas Foundation (GLEF).  Yes, that George Lucas.  Crazy right?!  What would George Lucas know about education? Turns out, GLEF knows quite a bit about the latest and greatest education trends.  Edutopia is based on 6 … Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: Sushi Monster for iPad

NOM NOM!  Sushi Monster is an iPad app for elementary mathematics.  It is an extension of Scholastic’s Fastt Math, a fluency fact program.  If you’re not familiar with Fastt Math, it is a computer program that students “play” every day to practice math facts.  After they have successfully met the criteria of an operation, they … Continue reading

Clicks, Links, + Tweets

February vacation is almost over for us Bay Staters!  Although many of us might be dreading heading back to school on Monday, it will be good to get back into routine.  Before you do, check out what I’ve been doing on the lovely Internet this week.  Happy clicking! + Tech Tuesday spotlighted Math Champ Challenge, a Common … Continue reading

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