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What Makes a Good App Great?

This past week I had the pleasure of coming across a sensational new app and it got me thinking about what does an app need to make it an exceptional educational experience… Well, first off, I would have to say unprecedented intuitiveness is the key factor. Children of all ages are not going to read…
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“There isn’t really any common core anymore….”

    "What an incredible waste of time, money, energy and what a disservice to our children!" This was my first impression after reading this Ed Week article. I retired from teaching because of the Common Core - I even wrote a blog titled, Common Core Pushed Me Out the Door. In my opinion, the worst part of the whole…
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TWA Certification Awards ~ 2018/2019

TWA Certification Awards ~ 2018/2019 Teachers With Apps is eager to announce the newest inductees into their Certification Program. This Certification was designed to recognize and applaud outstanding developers in the digital education industry. TWA Certified apps and products have withstood intensive field-testing with kids and are both teacher and child approved. Teachers With Apps…
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What is School REALLY For?

This Seth Godin video, STOP STEALING DREAMS, with complete brevity, describes the history of the school as we know it. Every time I watch this video, I am amazed that he is able to so succinctly and eloquently sum up the sad state of our present day model of schools.  Why hasn't anyone in the bureaucratic…
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Who doesn’t love a crazy good children’s book app?

Who doesn't love a good book? Better yet, who doesn't love a crazy good children's book app? Here are 10 FAB children's book apps. Enjoy!   Roxie’s Doors, by OCG Studios – The award-winning storybook Doors, by Roxie Munro, is now available as a lift the flap 3-D search book. You can choose to read…
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Using fingers in math is good

Using fingers in math is good and making mistakes promotes brain growth, we need to change the way math is presented to children and change the mindset that we are either a math person or not. Believing such messages seem to hinder both boys and girls from later majoring in physical science, technology, engineering or mathematics…
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Urgent anti-bully message to educators: Do more to stop it

Urgent anti-bully message to educators: Do more to stop it is a cross-blog from Annie Fox's Blog Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an internationally respected parenting expert, award-winning author, and a trusted online adviser for tweens teens. They say schools are no longer in the business of teaching good citizenship, character, ethics or whatever you want to call…
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