HMH Marketplace: Connecting Edtech Startups and Educators

Earlier this month Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched HMH Marketplace, an online destination for educators to discover, share and sell resources. To mark the launch and encourage innovation amongst educators, the company is hosting Curious Classroom, an online contest for teachers.  The contest is designed to spotlight effective and original resources that have fostered curiosity in […]

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Intro to United States: An Educational App From Montessorium

If you’re looking for apps for young learners Montessorium has a handful to check out.  One of my favorites is Intro to United States.  This app presents a map of the United States for students to explore.  They’ll tap on each state to learn its name and work through different activities. Students will learn the […]

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Plum’s Creaturizer from PBS for Elementary Story Prompts

Helping students find inspiration is an important role of teachers in elementary English Language Arts classrooms.  Students might explore books that they love or bring in photographs from home as they search for story ideas.  Another way for students to find inspiration for their writing or storytelling is to use pictures and prompts. Plum’s Creaturizer from […]

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iPads in Space! Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe

Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe is a terrific iPad app for students.  This app includes ten experiments for students to work through.  Students will learn about planets and gravity while creating their own solar system and piloting a ship to Mars.  Beautifully designing and visually pleasing, Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe will grab […]

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Book Creator Update: Make Comic eBooks on Your iPad

If you’ve attended any of my digital storytelling workshops this year you know I am a huge fan of Book Creator.  When I visit schools it’s one of my go-to apps for content creation on iPads.  There is a new update from Book Creator that teachers and students will absolutely love.  With this update, Book […]

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Personalized K-8 Curriculum from MobyMax

Finding materials that are just right for every student is a daily challenge for teachers. MobyMax offers a integrated curriculum covering reading, writing, vocabulary, language, math, fact fluency, number sense, science and early reading. The program identifies student skill gaps with find-and-fix technology that targets instruction and increases one full grade level in 40 hours. Teachers […]

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Slice Fractions: Math Discovery iPad App

I love iPad apps that go beyond flashcards or quick math facts.  Slice Fractions is a great example of an iOS app that pushes students to think deeply about math concepts.  With this playful app, students slice through objects as they learn fraction concepts.  Kids move through different levels all while interacting with portions and wholes. […]

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Intro to Letters: A Powerful App for Letter Learning

There are a handful of terrific iPad apps for early learners and Intro to Letters, by Montessorium is one not to be missed.  This powerful app for letter learning brings foundational language skills to your iPad screen. With Intro to Letters students can hear letter sounds and trace letters on their screen.  Kids will see upper […]

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Animated iPad Language Learning with Endless Spanish

There are a handful of terrific iOS apps for learning a new language.  Endless Spanish is a beautifully animated app for iPads and iPhones that lets users explore new words.  Children can move through the alphabet and hear new words pronounced.  They’ll see each word come to life on their screen and placed in the context […]

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Zoom In: 18 Free History Lessons with Primary Sources

The Zoom In online platform features 18 skill-focused, document-rich lessons that address every era of U.S. history. Each interactive inquiry engages students in reading documents closely, gathering evidence, and writing an argumentative or explanatory essay. Rich primary and secondary texts are at the core of Zoom In lessons, giving voice to multiple perspectives on key moments […]

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