PledgeCents $200 Flash Funding Opportunity for Teachers

This summer I shared PledgeCents, a website schools and teachers can use to raise money for a cause.  With PledgeCents teachers keep whatever money they raise and have the flexibility to raise for any need.  Their site makes it easy and straightforward to sign up and submit your cause.  …. Starting this week, PledgeCents has a new campaign where they […]

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Citation Generator from Academic Help

Academic Help is a website for students and teachers that is full of helpful resources.  They have writing guides and samples for different writing types, and host webinars on a variety of topics related to English Language Arts.  It’s a great resource for teachers looking for exemplar pieces of writing, and students looking for support […]

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Things to Learn – Study Tools for iOS

Things to Learn Study Tools was first created to help students with little or no keyboard skills study for Spelling Bees on their own.  This app lets children listen to the words to spell and write the answer on their iPad using handwriting or the keyboard. Families and teachers can participate in the process by creating the tests, recording voice […]

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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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