Author Archives: Pedro King

What Back-To-School Means For Parents Of Special Education Students

62 who are on Individual Education Programs. Known as IEPs, the programs are special education plans for children created using federal guidelines …

Continue reading >

An Excellent Guide from Apple to Help You Evaluate Educational Apps to Use in Class

January 28, 2017 According to Statista’s 2016 stats, iTunes App Store contains over 2 million apps with more apps being designed and uploaded every single day.  A large portion of these apps are education oriented and cover a wide variety of subjects from learning a new language to virtually exploring the human body. However, not all […]

Continue reading >

Important Tips on How to Use Pages to Create Beautiful Documents and Reports for Your Class

January 12, 2017Pages is an excellent word processor for iOS users. It offers a wide variety of powerful features that allow you to create beautiful resumes, reports, and documents. You can choose from over 60 Apple-designed templates or use a blank template then add text, images, shapes to start your document. You also have access […]

Continue reading >

TPS Looking For Ideas, Volunteers For Educational Kickstart Program

TULSA, Oklahoma – Frustrated with public education in Oklahoma? Well, you now have a chance to make your ideas for a better educational experience become reality. Tulsa Public Schools is looking for volunteers to participate in its new Kickstart program. The goal is to make public education work for everyone. The innovation center it the […]

Continue reading >

3 Great Google Drive Tools for Grading Assignments

November 3, 2015Below are three great tools to help you with creating, grading and distributing class assignments. While Chalkup is directly integrated with Drive, Flubaroo and Super Quiz are add-ons that you need to install on Google Sheets. 1- Flubaroo Flubaroo is a free add-on to Google Forms/Sheets which lets you quickly grade and analyze […]

Continue reading >

GameUp- A Very Good Tool for Integrating Game-based Learning in Your Teaching

November 1 , 2015In his classic, ‘What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy’, James Paul Gee highlighted the importance of incorporating principles of game-based learning into mainstream education. Gee analyzed a number of popular video games and came up with a list of learning principles that he attributed to the success […]

Continue reading >

New- Google Classroom Starts Sending Out Notifications to Students

July 19, 2015In a brief post published a couple of days ago, Google announced the release of a very important feature to Google Classroom app for both Android and iOS. Students now will start receiving notifications about assignments and new content that is added to their classes. ‘For instance, students will be alerted immediately when […]

Continue reading >

BPS program works to help homeless pupils make grade

Boston Public Schools are vowing to increase the graduation rates of homeless students, as the district begins to see slow progress with its most vulnerable population. “We care so intensely and want to ensure the success of the students that we go out of our way,” said Freddie Fuentes, the executive director of BPS’ Educational […]

Continue reading >

Miramar center boosts art, stage and educational offerings

When the new season begins in the fall, the Miramar Cultural Center will offer more diverse shows, exclusive exhibitions and educational experiences. “For the first time, the entire season is already booked,” said Valerie Gammon, director of cultural affairs at the center, which includes an 800-seat theater and the Ansin Family Art Gallery. “This is […]

Continue reading >

Two Powerful Timeline Creation Apps for Android Users

July 1, 2015Timelines are a great way to teach students about relevant topics in discrete bits. While they are mainly used in History and Social Studies classes, anyone can easily create a content timeline and share it with students. Here is a set of some practical iPad apps to help you do so. For Android […]

Continue reading >

Fluent Mind Map- Create Beautiful Mind Maps on Your iPad

April 15, 2015Fluent Mind Map is an excellent iPad app that you can use to easily map your thoughts and generate and organize your ideas into an elegant mind map. Fluent Mind Map provides you with easy to use editor where you can add nodes, change text, make colourful nodes, zoom in and out, and […]

Continue reading >