Newsela for Leveled Nonfiction Articles: Alter Lexile Levels in Short Passages

Current events articles are a great choice for informational text.  Students can learn all about news stories and practice reading skills at the same time.  If you have a class full of students reading at different levels you’ll definitely want to check out Newsela. This fantastic site contains brand new articles everyday.  The best part is that […]

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Geography Exploration with StrataLogica iPad App

Geography is an important part of any grade’s Social Studies curriculum and StrataLogica can help students explore the globe.  With information layered on top of maps and diagrams, there is tons of content to dig into.  You can skip logging in and explore the app without an account if you wish.  Not only will this […]

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EduGame Spotlight: KidEWords Kids Crossword Puzzle

A great way to get children excited about language skills is to give them access to word games.  You might want to build in a few minutes of “free choice” to your morning routine and give students two or three eduapps to choose from.  KidEWords is a language skills app a fun kids crossword puzzle […]

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Access The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection from Your Web Browser

I’ve shared tons of resources to bring museums to your students’ fingertips (AMNH, MOMA) and here is another to add to the list.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art has given the public access to almost 400,000 items in their collection!  Some of the artwork and artifacts are currently on display while others in this online […]

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Cosmos – Explore Space on iPads

 Whether you tuned in for this multi-part television series or are simply looking for science resources for your class, Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey is a great app for teachers.  There are articles and clips from the program that may just fit into your curriculum or connect to a book you are reading to your students. […]

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iPad Storybook with Comprehension and Sequencing Activities

The Dog and the Bone is an interactive storybook designed for the iPad.  Children can tap on the screen to hear the words read aloud and play a game that asks them to sequence events from the story.  This free app also includes comprehension questions for students to check their understanding of what they have […]

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Power of Poison – Museum Companion App

There are lots of apps for virtual field trips and the American Museum of Natural History has a companion app for their exhibit Power of Poison. You don’t have to take your students on a field trip to New York City to benefit from the resources within this app. This interactive app lets children explore […]

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Appolino Plus Minus Math Practice for Early Elementary

This math app focuses on addition and subtraction skills and includes a variety of features to support elementary school students. It has multiple levels and is the perfect tool for helping children master fact families.  This colorful app is optimized for the large screen of an iPad and comes with nine free games.  You can upgrade […]

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Create with iBooks Author: Powerful Education Tool

I am a huge fan of iBooks Author!  It is a fantastic tool for teachers looking to create content for their students.  I’ve used it to make customized textbooks for a fifth grade Social Studies unit on Canada and Science unit on Sustainability.  iBooks Author can also be used to share student work to turn […]

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Brainly: A Homework Help Social Network

Students struggling to complete their homework can work through tough problems and find answers to their questions thanks to Brainly.  This website geared towards middle and high school students provides a social network where teens can pose questions and leave answers for other students around the world.  Brainly provides access for students who might struggle […]

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