Lyrics2Learn: Boost Comprehension with Music-Friendly Lessons

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…

Pinterest Contest from Versal: Lots of Cash Prizes!

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…

QuBowl Online Quiz Bowl Platform

If you’ve ever coached Quiz Bowl, you know how tough it can be to not only motivate your players to train but also to track their progress. QuBowl is an online Quiz Bowl training platform that uses analytics to help students and teams train more effectively. Players can practice with category quizzes and daily practice…

Edusight Notes for iOS: Standards Based Portfolio

Edusight is a standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student learning with grades, notes, photos, and audio/video comments. Edusight Notes for iOS (iPad and iPhone) lets you capture learning evidence in the classroom as it happens – quickly take a note or record a video of students as they learn, tag standards, and instantly add it…

Going on Now! #SchoolSupplied Promotion from PledgeCents

PledgeCents is a terrific website that schools and teachers can use to raise money for a cause.  Teachers keep whatever they raise and have the flexibility to raise for any need.  It is easy and straightforward to sign up and submit your cause.  PledgeCents even has a network that offers matching campaigns.  … Right now, PledgeCents is running a #SchoolSupplied contest where schools…

JotForm: Online Form Builder for Quizzes, Surveys & More

Teachers use lots of different tools to gather and collect information during the school day.  JotForm is an easy to use online form builder that can be used to create online quizzes, permissions, assignment submissions, surveys and more.  JotForm doesn’t require coding or technical expertise but is user-friendly for teachers with basic technology experience. As teachers…

Action Graphing: Math & Physics iPad App

Gamification is a powerful way to engage students in the science and math classroom. The Universe and More, a nonprofit company founded by a high school teacher, has released a new game called Action Graphing. This iPad app helps students understand key concepts related to graphing.  Students will learn how to analyze and interpret graphs to model the motion of real…

Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

Earlier this summer I shared Cashtivity, an engaging platform for entrepreneurship education and project-based learning.  I’ve had the opportunity to contribute lesson plans to Cashtivity’s new Campus section of their website.  These lesson plans compliment the Cashtivity platform and were designed to help teachers integrate the business building tool into their school day.  …. One lesson…