2014 is off to a great start! Take a minute to learn about some exciting events, special offers and freebies from Class Tech Tips:
- Join me in April for an Online Professional Development series that will take place over the course of four weeks! Early bird rate available until March 29th
- A limited number of spots have been reserved for Class Tech Tips followers in a FREE pilot for the new, innovative assessment tool ScribeSense – sign up today!
- My FREE iBook 25 MORE Ways to Become a Tech-Savvy Teacher is now available in the iBookstore!
- For teachers looking to explore iPad best practices at their own pace, my course “Teach with Your iPad: Part I – Instruct, Assess, and Manage Your Classroom with a Single iPad” will remain 50% off for blog followers! Stay tuned for Part II in April!
- Take a peek at my events calendar. Are you looking for EdTech professional development at your school? Just ask!
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A fantastic resource for students of all ages, MathsRulz gives kids quick access to formulas. This completely free app includes definitions and examples for area, perimeter and more. Students can also take a quiz to demonstrate their understanding of each formula.
Check out my math lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices!
If you are looking for a way to help children connect safely with classmates, friends and family, TocoMail is worth checking out. Originally designed for families to use, this app is starting to make its way into classrooms. It provides a closed network that a teacher is able to monitor. Kids can learn about digital citizenship and apply their communication skills with TocoMail.
This app gives teachers control over the contact list for each child’s account and gives students the power to write emails to anyone on their contact list. TocoMail can be used to teach students about writing in the real world as they use their English Language Arts skills to create meaningful communication between classmates. Kids can access their email using the iOS app or simply logging into the web platform.The basic plan is totally free and the upgrade is based on a subscription service.
Visit TocoMail’s website and watch their video to learn more!
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With this awesome app, teachers can scan and search books to access tons of information. Scholastic Book Wizard lets you scan the barcode or type in the title of a text to find out the Lexile level and guided reading level of a book. This app was designed for an iPhone but works on an iPad too.
Looking for lessons that help children access informational text? Check out these QR scanner scavenger hunts (they work with any mobile device).