Actively Learn: Increase Student Engagement with Informational Text

Actively Learn is a reading platform that can be used to monitor student engagement in reading.  It’s a customizable online tool that can be used to achieve different goals.  As opposed to a standard reading program, this online reading platform can be used to promote collaboration and discussion while giving teachers a way to assess student understanding […]

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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 […]

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Frolyc’s New Browser-Based App for Chromebooks, Macs and PCs!

Frolyc is a terrific platform for K-12 teachers and students.  It lets users easily design interactive activities without the need to understand coding. In addition to their iPad app for students, Frolyc has now launched a browser-based app for students to interact with on Chromebooks, Macs and PCs. With this new browser-based student app, Frolyc’s technology […]

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Publish Student Work with Scribblitt: Online to Hardcover Books

Digital storytelling is a topic that I’m passionate about and there are fantastic tools to get students writing on mobile devices.  Scribblitt provides tools to young authors like Story Starters to get the creative juices flowing and a Planning Tool to help with the writing process.  Kids can access a unique Illustration Tool to create professional images, and […]

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Questbase Online Tool: Organize, Manage & Deliver Assessment

QuestBase is an assessment tool that lets teachers create online quizzes, tests and exams. Teachers can add their own questions, import them from external files, set options (for example, randomization, time limits, grading, etc.) then tests are ready to be taken by students. Results are available in real-time, allowing teachers to save time.  Math equations and formulas can be used, […]

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Engaging Augmented Reality Magazine Brainspace: Scan the Cover!

Augmented reality can transform your classroom.  Brainspace is an educational print magazine that is interactive with iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets and Android smartphones. The pages come to life with extra content for 8-14 year old students as soon as they scan with the augmented reality app Blippar.  It’s a great feature that will engage readers in informational text.  … You […]

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Easy Annotate: Simple & Dynamic PDF Tool

Easy Annotate is a fantastic iPad app that gives teachers and students a simple and dynamic way to interact with documents.  Users can upload PDF documents to Easy Annotate for side-by-side editing.  Easy Annotate lets students highlight, write, and take notes all over documents.  It’s a great choice for researchers and readers interacting with text […]

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Hello Talk: Language Learning Mobile App

With a unique take on language learning, HelloTalk provides high school and college students with an opportunity to practice their skills in an authentic environment.  This app connects speakers from different languages who want to practice their skills.  HelloTalk is easy-to-use and lets students work at their own pace.  It includes translation, text to speech, […]

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Green Eggs and Ham: Read & Learn on iPads

I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss and this new app from the folks at Ocean House Media brings a classic text to life on tablets.  Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn is an interactive reading app for iPads, combining the classic Dr. Seuss stories kids love with new animations and tons of surprises. […]

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Tabtor Math: Tablet-Based Program + Live Tutor

Tabtor Math is a tablet-based app that takes traditional tutoring to a new level.  Combining tablet-based instruction with the support of a live tutor, Tabtor Math addresses the needs of individual learners.  It’s a great choice for families looking to cut down on tutoring costs while continuing to support their children with extra math practice. […]

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