Sunday, December 9, 2012

Smilebox Reminder

Teachers, don't forget you get a free smilebox premium account. Create slideshows, cards, newsletters, and more with this great application! Here is my Christmas card from this year to give you an idea of how cute your creations can be!


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Word Cloud

Here is a family or class activity for Thanksgiving...
Have each person list 3-5 things they are thankful for this year.
Go to http://www.wordle.net/create and type in everyone's answers (if the answer has more than one word and needs to stay together,
 put a ~ in between the words like my~dog).
Enter 2012 THREE times in the list to make it larger. (the more times you enter a word, the larger it is in the word cloud). Make sure words that are the same are typed the same like Family not family (capitals matter!)
Click Go.
Print out the word cloud and save it for each year. Compare/discuss what your family values. 


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

National Mock Election for Students




In 2008, our school participated in National Mock Election for students. We used laptops set up as voting booths and students came with their class to vote for President. We are going to be doing this again this year for the 2012 Presidential Election. Voting via this website takes place Oct. 25-Nov. 1. It's very easy to register to set up your class or your school. There are resources for educators as well as I Voted stickers that can be printed on Avery labels.
Help your students learn more about the voting process and this election by participating this year!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Printing from your iPad or iPhone



This application runs on a mac computer and will allow any networked printer to be used from an iPad or iPhone. It's a great deal for $20! We use it at my school and you can select what networked printers you want to use to print from iOS devices. You just need to run the application from a computer that is always on.
It's called Printopia and here is the website.
I highly recommend it if you are wanting to print from an iOS device without purchasing a new printer.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Free Apps (8-16-12)

My Story is free for a limited time-get it QUICK! Great storytelling app for the iPad.

Marble Math and Shake-a-Phrase are going free on Friday, Aug. 17 ONLY! Marble Math is for ages 8-12 and Shake-a-Phrase is for ages 8+.

Twist Carnival is free for limited time. 4.5 star rating. Rotate pieces of candy to fill the candy jar in this matching game.

VS. Racing is free for limited time. Arcade racing game. 4.5 star rating.

Silent Film Director is free for limited time. 4 star rating. Allows you to create short silent films with a variety of video effects.

iBlast Moki 2 HD app is free for limited time. 4.5 star rating. Physics based puzzle game.

Friday, August 10, 2012

8-10-12 Free Apps (limited time)

*Please note these are not free forever....please check price before purchasing. I am not updating posts as the free time limit expires.



Free iOS math apps for young math learners (FREE TODAY ONLY):
http://www.kidcapsuleapp.com/fb/appFridayGrid.php?promo=appFriday_2012_08_10



Free apps from today's update of AppsGoneFree:

3D Rollercoaster Rush
Arcade type game on high speed roller coaster tracks. 4 star rating. Free for limited time. (iPhone only)

Pinch n Pop!
Matching type game-combine "squirms" to control their population. 2.5 star rating. Free for limited time. (iPhone only)

Scrap It! Baby Years HD
Digital scrapbook app for iPad only includes lots of stickers, paper styles, ribbons, letters and numbers, and more... Free for limited time. 5 star rating.

NxtApps 4 Kids
Educational game to help your child practice basic math. Free for limited time. 4.5 star rating.

SunrizerXS Synth
A Virtual analog synthesizer with lots of features. Free for limited time. 5 star rating. (iPhone only)

Tapsteroids
Protect your space ships from asteroids in this arcade type game. Free for limited time. 4 star rating. (iPhone only)

Megacity HD
Challenging logic puzzle game where you build a Megacity. Free for limited time. 4.5 star rating.

Rat on a Scooter
Great name, huh? :) Distance game-help your rat jump different distances. Four modes of the game. Free for limited time. 3.5 star rating.

Parachute
Navigate a teddy bear through caves in this arcade type game. Free for limited time. 3.5 star rating.

Monkey Flight
Sling monkeys through the air to collect fruit in this arcade type game. Free for limited time. 3.5 star rating.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

8-9-12 Free Apps (limited time)

I recently downloaded an app called AppsGoneFree and I love it! (see previous post) Every day, it gives you a list of apps that are free for that day or for a limited time. I started posting these on Facebook and twitter and my friends enjoyed it, but I started thinking not everyone wanted 5-7 updates of free apps every day...so I am going to try to post them in a blog and for those interested, they can check the blog post rather than me jam up their Facebook page or twitter feed.

*Please note these are not free forever....please check price before purchasing. I am not updating posts as the free time limit expires.

Free apps from today and yesterday's update:

Centipede: Origins
This is an updated version of Atari's classic arcade game, Centipede. Free for limited time. 4 star rating.

Kayak Pro
Travel app-compare flight, hotel, and car rental deals. Free for limited time. 4 star rating.

Dream Machine Pro
App determines when to play sounds based on your sleep patterns.  Free for limited time. 3.5 star rating. (iPhone only)

Doodle Notes
Arcade game where you tap notes to make music. Tap the notes before they exit. Free for limited time. 4.5 star rating. (iPhone only)

Chasing Yello
Arcade type game-jump over logs, rocks, and collect stars to power-up. Free for limited time. 4.5 star rating.

Signature for PDF
App allows you to add text or your signature of PDF files. Free for limited time. 3.5 star rating.
(iPhone only)

Hungry Turtle for iPad
Hungry Turtle for iPhone
Physics-based puzzle game where you try to feed the hungry turtle. Free for limited time. 4.5 star rating.

Flip Movies
Add a flip book effect to videos with this app. Free for limited time. 3.5 star rating. (iPhone only)

Follow the Rabbit
Puzzle game where you try to collect coins dropped by the rabbit. Free for limited time. 4.5 star rating.

About Time-time tracker
Keep track of your day with this productivity app. Free for limited time. (iPhone only)

Flight!
Paper airplane game which includes challenges. Free for limited time. 5 star rating.