Chronicle is an iOS app for teachers that includes tons of features for busy educators. Perfect for Reading and Writing Workshop conferring notes, Chronicle can be used to capture multiple images, videos, and audio recordings within a note. This helps teachers easily provide meaningful feedback and document student growth. Chronicle can be used to share student achievements and intervene to meet the individual needs of students.
An integrated grade book can be used in any subject area where teachers are recording student progress. Chronicle’s traffic light system helps teachers track unit goals, formative assessments, report card descriptors, and more.
Chronicle comes with many customizable features, including the option to link to Common Core State Standards. Chronicle also promotes schoolwide collaboration since it gives teachers the ability to pass meaningful data from one year’s teacher to the next.
Watch a demo of Chronicle or visit the Apple App Store to learn more!
If you’re looking to capture your students attention while building core literacy skills, you’ll want to check out Lyrics2Learn. This website hosts online reading centers and mini-lessons for elementary students. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade can work independently through activities to strengthen comprehension and fluency. This engaging platform can connect student interests to foundational literacy skills that will help them grow as readers.
Lyrics2Learn combines music with fluency practice to help students internalize information. Kids can move through different levels of interactive comprehension as they master new skills. Lyrics2Learn provides practice activities for all levels of elementary school students making it a good choice for teachers looking to meet the individual needs of learners. It’s a great tool for creating life-long readers who are motivated and interested in literacy learning.
Visit Lyrics2Learn’s website to learn more, take a trial, or sample free lesson downloads!
Earlier this year I shared Versal, an interactive course creation tool for teachers. To celebrate the back-to-school season, Versal is holding a Pinterest Contest
. They’re asking teachers to create Pinboards that show how they would spend $2015 on education technology in their classroom this year.
The entry with the most votes will receive a cash prize to put their plan into action. Versal is also giving away ten $100 prizes for the most creative boards.
Learn more about Versal and this awesome back-to-school opportunity by visiting their website
As teachers, we know there is no better time to motivate and empower students than at the beginning of a new school year. Introducing game-based learning into the classroom can help you do just that and Prodigy’s curriculum-aligned math game is one I’d recommend you check out.
Prodigy is a completely free adaptive math game that integrates Common Core, MAFS, and TEKS standards into a fantasy style game students will love to play. Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and save tons of time. Over 200 new curriculum-aligned skills were added to Prodigy over the summer, including interactive and multi step questions for students in first through eighth grade.
Visit Prodigy’s website to get started with this completely free math game!