Vocabubble App for iPads: Whimsical Illustrations & New Words

Vocabubble is a whimsical iPad app that helps children discover new words.  This unique vocabulary app connects students to new words associated with the letters of the alphabet.  Each letter brings several different pictures to life.  The classical illustrations move about the screen as new words are spelled out for students.  …. Designed for children ages 3 […]

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Vibby: Highlight, Share & Discuss Any Video

Using video in the classroom is a great way to build background knowledge and engage students.  Vibby lets teachers quickly locate and play the parts of a video clip that are most relevant and helpful for their students.  Instead of skimming to the “right” moment of a clip, Vibby lets teachers highlight different parts of a video. […]

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Osmo Numbers: A Brand New Interactive Math Game

Osmo is an amazing company that has transformed the way educators use iPads in the classroom.  Their interactive games let students combine tangible manipulatives with a digital device.  I was introduced to Osmo when it first came out and now they have a brand-new app and toy called Osmo Numbers.  Osmo Numbers turns math into an engaging, interactive experience that […]

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Speed Reading Academy for iPads

Speed Reading Academy is a fun, educational app that helps young readers build their fluency and stamina.  This interactive app is designed to help students increase their reading speed while playing along with the game.  Speed Reading Academy works in English, Spanish, Italian and Romanian. While students make their way through each activity they will see simple […]

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Write About: Web-Based Writing Platform for Teachers and Students

Write About is a digital writing platform for classrooms with the mission of making writing fun and sharing easy. If you are looking to provide students with an authentic audience for their writing in a safe community, Write About is sure to keep children engaged.  … Created by educators, Write About includes thousands of visual Ideas to spark every genre […]

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Online Math Homework: Problem Solving with SOLVY

SOLVY is a totally free online math homework platform for students, teachers and schools.  With SOLVY students can access math problems that have been handpicked by their teachers.  Teachers can assign exercises for students based on their interest and needs. They’ll receive notifications when students require extra support based on their homework performance. SOLVY can save teachers […]

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Classloom Parent Portal: Free Parent Communication Application

Classloom is a free social communication platform for teachers and parents.  With Classloom, a teacher or class parent can open a group and invite parents by email.  The group can be used to share school events, homework assignments, exam schedule, announcements, photos and documents with members.  All groups are closed and group members are the only ones who can access content. Each […]

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Sparky’s Brain Busters App: Lesson Plan, Resources & Videos

I’ve shared some of the great resources from the National Fire Protection Association and you’ll want to check out some of their new, totally free learning tools for students.  The brand new Sparky’s Brain Busters app is available on iTunes for iOS devices and Amazon for Android.  Learning about fire prevention is so important.  This colorful, animated app presents […]

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Teachwise Inspire: Teacher-Reviewed Lesson Plans & PD Resources

Teachwise Inspire is an online tool for educators that provides easy, affordable access to classroom resources and professional development on-demand. For a low monthly cost, members can access tens of thousands of teacher-reviewed, teacher-approved K-12 content that is aligned to the Common Core Standards and connected to curriculum goals. There are also professional development videos […]

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appoLearning Collections: Prepare for Units & Collaborate with Fellow Teachers

Earlier this year I shared appoLearning Collections which makes it easy for teachers to create collections of their favorite digital tools.  Teachers can prepare for units they are teaching by grouping together free digital resources that relate to a particular subject.  appoLearning Collections is a wonderful tool that makes it easy to find digital resources (videos, […]

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