8 Dinosaur Apps and Websites for Students

It might be hard to imagine bringing a dinosaur into your classroom. With these online resources you won’t have to look too far to find the perfect app or website for your next unit of study. If you want to help students build background knowledge before a read aloud, or make connections to a science […]

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Personalized Learning Tool Kiddom Helps Teachers Monitor Student Progress

Preparing for back-to-school? On the hunt for a new tool? Kiddom is a personalized learning platform that helps teachers monitor student progress. Earlier this year I featured Kiddom on my site after viewing a demo to see it in action (you can schedule a demo too!) Kiddom is a free platform that uses data on […]

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Alphabet App: IDEOko Spin and Spot Safari

Tired of your standard ABC books? Spin and Spot Safari is a terrific alphabet app for early learners. Instead of swiping pages for a traditional ABC exploration, students spin the wheel and learn about animals from around the world. How could you use the Spin and Spot Safari alphabet app? This app is a great […]

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Increase Family Engagement with QR Codes

It’s important to take advantage of any opportunity to connect with the family. Parent engagement is an important part of ensuring the success of students. Many parents will stop by the school, ask questions, or send an email with a concern. For others connecting with teachers and making time to locate resources is a challenge. […]

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Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration

Meet Science is an awesome app for science students and teachers. If you’re teaching force and motion this year you’ll want to take a look at the Meet Science app. Inside this app you’ll find animations that illustrate concepts related to this science topic. Your students can watch and learn about inertia, action, speed and more. […]

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ClassTag Online Family Engagement Platform

How would you rate family engagement in your school? Earlier this year I featured the online family engagement platform ClassTag on my site. It’s a fantastic option for educators looking to increase, monitor and facilitate family engagement. With ClassTag, at both the classroom and school level, teachers can make sure they are reaching families in multiple ways. […]

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6 Apps for Classroom Video Clips

You might watch Netflix, HBO Go, or Hulu Plus for personal use on your iPad, but while these may not always be appropriate for students, there are many free iPad apps for streaming video that will work great in your classroom. The days of running to the VCR to record a clip from a television […]

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14 Virtual Tools & Favorite Math Apps

More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you’re modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success. Here are some apps for iPads — along with a few other tips — that can transform […]

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Curious World: Early Learning Games, Videos & Books

The folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have an iPad app full of learning games for youngsters. It includes access to  educational books games, and videos. Curious World was created for kids aged two to seven and is perfect for kids inside and outside of the classroom. What will you find in Curious World? There are hundreds of learning games including books and videos with […]

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12 Apps and Websites for Super Readers

Teacher? Parent? School leader? You’ll want to check out the amazing Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible by Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell (find it here). It’s full of strategies for cultivating a love of reading inside and outside of the classroom. This book contains lesson ideas, book lists and […]

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