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A new home for Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot’s new home in our #icancode #tk classroom. @LynwoodUSD @LUSDidea2 — J. Mark Schwanz (@GPAEdTech) April 6, 2017

Summer blaze

Who said summer break is supposed to be a time of rest? I’m thankful for a number of opportunities I’ve had to grow and stretch this summer. enrolled in more courses towards my certificate in Early Childhood Education to help…
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Make your own game!

I am excited to introduce programming with ScratchJr this week as part of our robotics unit. Learn more about the program here: It is available as an Android, Chrome, iTunes, or Amazon app. Learning how to code is the new literacy and…
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Some reading apps for emerging readers

4 Useful iPad Apps for Young Readers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Sourced through from: I will try these for my own young readers and recommend to other parents. Do you have any favorites? See also on…
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New in MobyMax, Early Reading Practice

Attention parents and caregivers, This just came to my inbox this morning and I wanted you to know about it as soon as possible. MobyMax, one of our free online practice programs, just released a new study tool called the…
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Have time to practice handwriting?

Try this app, It’s great for PreK, TK, or first graders.      

First 300 Words Practice

Ms. Howard, Ms. Rodriguez and Mr. Schwanz decided to help our first graders by making a few videos they can practice the high frequency words with. Here’s our first three hundred words videos. 100 the of and a to in…
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New iPad?

Did your family get a new iPad for Christmas? There are many apps that are free or low-cost that are recommended for learning. has “The 55 Best Free Educational Apps” here. In our classroom we are using MobyMax. You…
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Resources that make the grade

We have parent-teacher conferences this week. I am suggesting that parents subscribe to our blog ( to get updates on resources and announcements. Here are a few: This article in the NY Times recommends some good math apps. Our family…
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MobyMax information for parents | Información MobyMax para los padres

    Dear Parent, I am pleased to implement a new, free, web-based curriculum called MobyMax in our classroom.  MobyMax is tailored to your child’s individual needs, and I think you will be very impressed by how fast your child…
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