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Alex Lancia

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Teching out math rotations!

In my grade 2 classroom at the International Community School of Addis Ababa I am fortunate to have a 1-1 iPad mini set up along with individual Mathletics accounts for each student in my class ... which means I can... Continue Reading →

iPad Apps by PYP Transdisciplinary Skill

Invariable at the end of every school year parents ask me what iPad apps they should buy for their kids (mostly to entertain them on long-haul flights).  Instead of having the same conversation multiple times I came up with this... Continue Reading →

“Just Right” AR Books: a Parent Infographic

The school year is quickly coming to a close and my hope is always that students keep up their reading stamina by reading voraciously over their summer break.  However, a common question from parents is regarding how to ascertain whether... Continue Reading →

My Science”Just Right” Books Experiment

Problem: About this time of year many students have run through the gamut of the classroom library and are saying something along the lines of "there isn't anything interesting for me to read!" In years past my quick-fix solution was... Continue Reading →

5 iPad apps for classroom research

Last week I wrote this blog post on 5 iPad apps for classroom creativity and the need for tech tools to foster creativity in my classroom.  This week I am focusing on apps that I use in my classroom to... Continue Reading →

5 iPad apps for classroom creativity

A few weeks ago I wrote this blog post on 5 iPad apps for classroom productivity and the need for tech tools to add value in my classroom.  This week I am focusing on apps that I use in my... Continue Reading →

5 iPad apps for classroom productivity

A new calendar beginning is always a good time for me to take stock of what I did in the first half of the academic year and to set new “goals/aspirations/resolutions” for amping up learning in the second half of... Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Teach Your Pre-Schooler to Code

I am sure you have heard it already, "coding is the new literacy." Maybe, maybe not.  What I do believe strongly however is that coding and programming helps students to think creatively and problem-solve.  Basically "hands-on" critical thinking!  In my... Continue Reading →

My Top 8 Early Childhood iPad Apps

There are hundreds of apps out there and trying to decide which ones are appropriate for use in an Early Childhood classroom can be a daunting task. From my brief experience, when there are a few pages of apps to... Continue Reading →

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