First Small Hope App Card Challenge

Hello Everyone, First of all a big Thank You to everyone who has backed and or shared Small Hope yesterday. We are already over 25% and only $250 from being 50% funded with 28 days to go. Thank you again. As part of a challenge, when we make a funding goal, I create a set of lessons using my new App Cards that is chosen and made up by my students. Today, one of my 5th graders selected Shadow Puppet Edu, Skitch, Adobe Voice and Keynote on the iPad. She then went on to tell me she would use Skitch … Continue reading First Small Hope App Card Challenge

Motivating Readers for Student Books with Augmented Reality

A good friend of mine is working on his dissertation on motivating the unmotivated readers when it comes to libraries. Withs several of my students doing their own books for Genius Hour, I came up with a great way to turn their books into movie trailers using Explain Everything and iMovie to create almost Hollywood movie trailers that appear when a device is held over the movie poster created for the book using Aurasma. Below are two examples of ones I created for my upcoming book, Small Hope. Continue reading Motivating Readers for Student Books with Augmented Reality

Bishop takes Google Classroom to a 7 Super App Smash

Hello Everyone, Do I have an App Smash for you! Last Friday during Genius Hour Friday, my 5th graders were playing my Appification game board and wanted me to create a Super App Smash like I have never done before and they gave me one. The rolled both of my App Dice and the first was Google Classroom and they said I had to use that one no matter what. I told my students that was great, the next they rolled my favorite App, Stick Around but then Appification kicked in. They then rolled on my chess die and came … Continue reading Bishop takes Google Classroom to a 7 Super App Smash

Falling to Pieces over Area and Perimeter

Greetings everyone, I have a fun lesson for all you Math teachers and users of the Math Learning Center Bridges Apps. Above you see the model of a robot that was created by a student that teachers students about area and perimeter. This fun activity, your students will create a robot with arms, legs, a body and a head that have specified area or perimeter. It is a fun way to enrich and practice area and perimeter! It could even be used as an assessment. I found the original idea here on Teachers Pay Teachers. However, my Tech Pirate self … Continue reading Falling to Pieces over Area and Perimeter