MadLibs: Two Tablet Apps to Engage Students with ELA Skills

  Engaging students in lessons on sentence structure, parts of speech, and punctuation can be a challenge.  MadLibs is not a new product, however their iPad app makes story creation and English Language Arts instruction exciting for students. Perfect for stations, partner work or a transition activity, MadLibs asks students to plug in different parts of…

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History Channel Apps for Multiple Mobile Devices (from Android to Apple Watch!)

The History Channel is a great resource for multimedia to share with students.  In addition to their website they have a handful of of mobile apps designed for users with access to multiple types of devices.  It’s a terrific option for classrooms with different types of tablets.  You might even share this list with students…

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Translate Websites into Different Languages for Parents and Students

Google Translate is an amazing website that lets users translate text into another language.  With a simple copy and paste you can take a message in one language and translate it to another.  Although this tool isn’t always perfect it’s a great online resource for teachers looking to communicated effectively with families and students. In addition…

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18 Summer Reading Apps

If you’re getting ready to send students home for the summer you may want to share a list of mobile summer reading apps that can help families combat the summer slide. Looking for apps that allow families to focus on reading easily throughout the summer is a great way to keep reading and critical thinking skills…

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TIME Edge: Engaging Nonfiction and Digital Literacy Resource

Students need experience navigating digital text and reading nonfiction.  TIME Edge is a web-based platform that is accessible through any browser on any device.  It includes engaging nonfiction passages, tools and multimedia features to take students deeper into the current events articles.   Aligned to English Language Arts standards for 7th and 8th graders, this is…

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Free Online Program for Math and English from PracTutor

This summer PracTutor is offering their online curriculum completely free for students.  This personalized curriculum includes a diagnostic pre-test that measures current learning levels and customizes a learning path for every student.  This summer your students can practice Math and English skills through various question types, manipulatives, and videos with scaffolds and support. Families can save up to…

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Literacy Assessment on Tablets with DRA2+ App for iPad

Teachers using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2+) can now gather formative reading assessment data on their iPad.  This app guides teachers through data collection as they observe, record and evaluate changes in the reading performances of their students.  It’s a great option for schools making a move to paperless reporting. The app lets teachers access…

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The Answer Pad Interactive Learning Tool

The Answer Pad is a comprehensive tool that is different from the presentation and assessment tools you might have seen in the past.  This completely interactive mobile app and web tool promotes student engagement and helps teachers monitor student progress.  The Answer Pad lets teachers design summative assessments that can be answered with a tap of…

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