My Top 20 Comic Book Apps and how you can use them in the Classroom

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The wait is over, here are my Top 20 Apps for making Comics in the Classroom. While a large list all of these apps work great by themselves or together from PK-college. I will put my Top 5 first and then go from there. Enjoy.

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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

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

The Augmented Lego Journey

In the final closing days of Tech Smash the Lego Classroom, its time to add a little augmenting to your classroom Legos. I have a few here that work great with all augmented Apps and resources. 1. Go simple with QR Codes around various themes on a built Lego set. I was watching a western the other day and I thought it would be great if a Western Boom Town was set up to be a type of QR Scavenger hunt. Students scan various QR Codes within the set and have to answer questions or search out areas that are … Continue reading The Augmented Lego Journey

Purple Pumpkin Tech Super Smash for October 30th

Greetings everyone, With October 31st just a day away and Epilepsy Awareness Month starting on Saturday, I thought I would create some Tech Super Smashes for your Pumpkins in the classroom before the final one tomorrow. Here is list of how you can Tech Smash your Purple Pumpkin. 1. Create a set of QR Codes for your classroom. These QR Codes can be short cuts to websites about the Purple Pumpkin Project, Epilepsy, Stick Around Puzzles and Voice Notes. Print them out and put them on a pumpkin in your classroom and have students scan them. They then can write … Continue reading Purple Pumpkin Tech Super Smash for October 30th

Who am I Teach Like a Pirate Badge

I wanted to share this Teach like a Pirate lesson. The entire World is a Stage Hook and Pantomime Hook are some of my favorites since my undergraduate is in theatre. I thought it would be great if a student or teacher dressed up like someone and they gave clues or were a mime and the students would have to make guesses who they were. To take it the next level, instead of the student or teacher saying who was right or wrong, they have a “Hello my Name is” badge that has a QR Code or Aurasma target image … Continue reading Who am I Teach Like a Pirate Badge

What can a Jar teach us?

What have I gone and done now? You see a picture of a large $2 jar with a set of rocks in it and a purple ribbon on top. What is this? Its something I came up with this weekend, this past July my family and I joined a group of friends up north for a beach weekend thanks to my wife’s aunt and uncle. It was nice to get away with friends, had my son play with our friends’ kids an just enjoy life a bit. We don’t do it very much as we would like to. Well, during … Continue reading What can a Jar teach us?