Drawp for School is a fantastic app for creation, collaboration and workflow. I recently shared Drawp with teachers during a school visit in Tennessee and you may have seen my post on how it can be used for managing workflow.
They are offering $15 off a one year unlimited subscription from November 24th to November 30th.
Many teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads. Whether you are in a second grade classroom with two iPads, or a library with five devices you can create stations for students of all ages.
Here are a some of my favorite apps for creating stations in your classroom – add your favorites to the comments section!
- News-O-Matic (reading and listening with extra activities)
- 7 Little Words (word games)
- Quizzitive (vocabulary game)
- KidEWords (word games)
- Storyline Online (read aloud videos)
- DK Readers (read along books)
- SpellMania (word games)
- World’s Worst Pet (vocabulary games)
- Synopsis (flashcards with games)
- Vocabulary and SpellingCity (word games)
- Avokiddo ABC (alphabet games)
Informational text is so important in the elementary school classroom. Students should have opportunities to read high quality, interesting articles, and News-O-Matic lets them do this straight from their tablet. In addition to providing access for students, News-O-Matic gives teachers easy options for assessing student reading comprehension.
Every article on News-O-Matic includes multiple choice questions aligned to the Common Core Standards. Teachers can assign questions to students and even add their own open ended custom questions for students to answer. News-O-Matic’s teacher login makes it easy for educators to monitor their students’ progress by taking a quick look at the dashboard.
Check out News-O-Matic’s website to learn more about how to use this fantastic app in your classroom!
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I am a big fan of Google collaboration tools that make it easy for teachers and students to work together on shared documents. It can make completing a class project easier and help students connect with their peers at any time of the school day. Over the past few months the iOS apps for Google tools have been updated to make creating, collaborating, and sharing even easier than before. Users can move from one device to another and pick up right where they left off.
Google Slides makes it easy for a group of students to create a presentation together or for peers and teachers to offer feedback. With the Google Slides app for iPads kids can log in and practice a presentation, make changes on the go, and check in on projects they are completing with their peers.
Check out Google Slides for iOS devices in the Apple App Store!
This app is also available on Android devices.