Gafe 4 Littles App Spinner

Based off of the upcoming book by Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler. I created this fidget game spinner based on Sydney Musselwhite‘s App Spinner. It’s a great way to teach Littles free choice and create amazing App Smashes with GSuite. You can make your own copy here. Advertisements Continue reading Gafe 4 Littles App Spinner

App Dice: A Two Year Journey

If you were at ISTE 2016 in Colorado this year and stopped by the Seesaw booth or attended any of their panels, you most likely noticed App Dice. Teachers and administrators were loving them. Many people were on Twitters and their websites talking about App Dice and loving the idea. I even had several people surprised that App Dice have been around for a little over two years. Followed by many asking me how I came up with the idea. Well, I discovered the idea just after Christmas in 2013. I was looking through Pinterest and I found a teacher blog about a teacher who took some stickers of various iPad apps and put them on dice and then had teachers roll them to come up with some lessons. However, they didn’t use them for App Smashing or random selecting of Apps either. No, they originally rolled them when they were making a lesson with Apps they knew and then had to make their lesson with that exact App. So, if the teacher was going to do an lesson on geography and they rolled Pic Collage. They would have to do a lesson with students that used Pic Collage with just that App. There was no real app smashing, and it was always with the basic school Apps that were on their classroom iPads that were a shared cart. I loved the idea of Apps on dice, but it was way too limiting. Continue reading “App Dice: A Two Year Journey”

Ako App Dice

Hello everyone, The other day I was working on my Kickstarter for my second book, Small Hope when I came across this great Kickstarter for Ako Dice. I loved the dice so much I asked the creator if I could use his template for making new App Dice for my students and he said that would be great. The Ako Dice design is inspired by new age concepts, and has a sleek, space-age, cutting-edge technology style. Below are two types I have created based on the template and I have created and I have even asked the creator if he … Continue reading Ako App Dice

Top 10 Ways to Tech Like a Pirate

Starting in January, I’m kicking of “Tech Like a Pirate” where you I talk about several ways you integrate technology into your classroom while you Teach Like a Pirate. To get things kicked off, I have made a Top 10 list or in a way kind of a top 40 list to show you what Apps work the best with all the Pirate Hooks. So, let the fun begin. 1. You. Yes, you. Who knows what tech to use in their classroom the best but you the teacher. What programs do you use every day? Do you have a digital … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Tech Like a Pirate

App Dice Spotlight for 12/4/2014

This week’s App Dice Spot lighters go to Sara L. Brooks and Stacy Brown for their great App Dice. Sara created a set of App Dice for Students when they have problems picking subjects to use with their Apps. She created a die that you can roll and pick your subject to use with your Apps. Stacy created a great set of Hanukkah App Dice based off my Christmas App Dice I posted a few days ago. Wonderful job ladies and be sure to check out their Twitter posts and websites for great lessons. Continue reading App Dice Spotlight for 12/4/2014