Experience America HD Magazine

Experience America HD Magazine is a great free app for accessing high-interest informational text.  Created by USA Today, it includes dozens of articles on topics related to geography and notable landmarks. If you’re looking for text that can be used for leveled reading groups, stations, or to share during a Social Studies unit, check out this […]

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App Update: ClassDojo’s Shared Classes

ClassDojo is an app that I recommend to teachers all the time!  It’s a fantastic classroom management tool that can be used at all grade levels to keep track of student behavior data and make it easier to keep families informed.  This week they’ve released a new feature you’ll want to check out.  ClassDojo will […]

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Practice Storytelling with Toontastic

I’m a big fan of Toontastic and have had the opportunity to share this digital storytelling tool with teachers across the country.  Toontastic Jr. Pirates Puppet Theater is a great option for younger students exploring the basic concepts behind telling stories including characters, sequence and dialogue.  It’s a terrific app for getting students prepared to write their […]

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Scholastic News for Informational Text and Articles

One of my favorite online resources is Scholastic News.  This website is perfect for finding high quality informational texts about current events.  Each article contains nonfiction text features including captions, maps, sections headings and more. Scholastic News is a great resource for connecting current events issues to English Language Arts instruction or extending a lesson in […]

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Flickr Creative Commons Images for Teachers and Students

Whether you are teaching your students about digital citizenship or looking for images to use on your own, Flickr is a fantastic resource.  This website gives users the ability to search for Creative Commons images that can be used for a variety of purposes without infringing on copyright. It’s a necessary best practice for students conducting research […]

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Science Experiment iPad App: DIY Sun Science

DIY Sun Science is a fantastic app for letting students explore the natural world.  This science experiment iPad app is full of activities and information.  With this free app users can check out the solar system. Students, teachers and families can use this app as inspiration for science exploration.  DIY Sun Science is full of ideas […]

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Explore Sound on iPads

Learning through discovery can help children of all age levels gather information and get excited about a new topic. Sound Uncovered is an awesome free app that lets kids explore this concept. They’ll interact with different activities as they begin to make connections to the world around them.  A great choice for station work in […]

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EduGame Spotlight: 7 Little Words for Kids

A fun app for helping students think about words and their relationships is 7 Little Words for Kids.  Similar to the game designed for grownups, this kid-friendly version is perfect for getting kids hooked on word games.  In this edugame, students have to work their way through puzzles as they interact with different letters and words. […]

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Engage and Collaborate with Chalkup Course Platform

Chalkup is a powerful tool for changing the way you teach and interact with students.  This online platform lets teachers take their classes to the next level by providing a way for teachers to engage their students.  Classes of students can collaborate on shared files to complete projects and study in groups.   Both teachers and […]

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Fotor Photo Editor: iPad & Android App

Fotor Photo Editor gives users the power to edit photos easily.  Students can resize, crop, and rotate photos.  There is also the option to add effects, frames, texts and stickers to an image.  You could use this app to have students edit pictures that they took using their device during a school trip or after completing […]

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