Introducing Showbie 1.5

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Happy Halloween! We’re guessing many of you have been preoccupied this week with pumpkin carving, costume making, and bulk-candy shopping. Maybe you didn’t even notice that the latest Showbie update hit the App Store last night! While our end-of-October update is not particularly spooky, there are still some great new features and improvements to get excited about. Let’s…

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PD Gamification: Building Blocks of Learning

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This post was written by librarian and tech coach, Lina Branter Last year I was able to attend a couple of interesting workshops on gamification in the classroom. It has been stewing in the back of my mind for a few months, wondering in what way I can apply these concepts to the work I do at…

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iBallz for your iPads!

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Win a set of iBallz by tweeting this review! I recently met Steve from iBallz – a company that makes innovative tablet protection products. He claimed that tablets protected with iBallz will bounce, not break, when dropped from any angle. Skeptical of his claim, I asked Steve for a demo, and in response he literally threw his iPad across the room! Lo and behold,…

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Student Learning Reflections via Showbie

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At its core, Showbie allows teachers to easily distribute assignments to students who can then submit work for feedback and grading. However, several teachers are using Showbie in ways that add even more value to the paperless classroom. I recently got the chance to chat with Roxy (known online as RoxygirlTeacher) who blogs about her middle school math…

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