Classloom Parent Portal: Free Parent Communication Application

Classloom is a free social communication platform for teachers and parents.  With Classloom, a teacher or class parent can open a group and invite parents by email.  The group can be used to share school events, homework assignments, exam schedule, announcements, photos and documents with members.  All groups are closed and group members are the only ones who can access content. Each…

Teachwise Inspire: Teacher-Reviewed Lesson Plans & PD Resources

Teachwise Inspire is an online tool for educators that provides easy, affordable access to classroom resources and professional development on-demand. For a low monthly cost, members can access tens of thousands of teacher-reviewed, teacher-approved K-12 content that is aligned to the Common Core Standards and connected to curriculum goals. There are also professional development videos…

appoLearning Collections: Prepare for Units & Collaborate with Fellow Teachers

Earlier this year I shared appoLearning Collections which makes it easy for teachers to create collections of their favorite digital tools.  Teachers can prepare for units they are teaching by grouping together free digital resources that relate to a particular subject.  appoLearning Collections is a wonderful tool that makes it easy to find digital resources (videos,…

Things to Learn – Study Tools for iOS

Things to Learn Study Tools was first created to help students with little or no keyboard skills study for Spelling Bees on their own.  This app lets children listen to the words to spell and write the answer on their iPad using handwriting or the keyboard. Families and teachers can participate in the process by creating the tests, recording voice…

Get Parents Involved in Your Classroom with SimplyCircle

  Earlier this summer I wrote about SimplyCircle, a free, safe and simple way to communicate with parents. Now they have apps for iOS and Android that are perfect for quick, on-the-go communication: Sending photos.  Families love seeing their kids’ photos and artwork. With SimplyCircle’s app, teachers can share photos from field trips or classroom activities easily and…