Happy Pi Day! GlassLab is an innovative company that has developed a new game that helps build students’ critical thinking and proportional reasoning skills. With Creature Caretaker students receive instruction and feedback on finding unit rates and using proportional reasoning to keep their creatures happy. Designed for grades 5-8, Creature Caretaker can also be played…Details
Over the past few months I’ve highlighted tons of great features about Standards Planner. Their Google Drive integration is by far the most convenient to teachers using this platform in their classroom. This free web app is easy to setup and you can connect to your Google files with one click. Standards Planner is also continuing to…Details
Earlier this year I featured Edusight, a fantastic tool for teachers. Edusight has spent the last three months perfecting Edusight Notes. Teachers can now easily take photos or notes on their iPads and create student portfolios to share with students and parents – all for free. …. Thousands of K-12 teachers from hundreds of schools across North America have been…Details
Responder allows you to interact in real time with every student in class using smartphones, tablets, or personal computers. Teachers can assign lessons through Class Responder and students will automatically see the assignment and respond with their answers. You can review each student’s individual responses or compare responses on a class level in order to measure understanding. With Class Responder teachers can create their own…Details
I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!
This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!
Versal is a creative tool for teachers that brings learning to life for students. With this interactive course creator users can combine text, video, images, quizzes and customizable elements. It’s a versatile platform for teachers looking to engage their students with high-quality content. Versal is perfect for blended learning environments and helps students stay on…Details
This year I’ve highlighted some of the reasons that I love News-O-Matic as a source of quality informational text for students. This app is available on multiple platforms including iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire. News-O-Matic‘s content can be accessed by teacher and student subscribers on all of their devices at no extra cost –…Details
DIC-DIC is an educational game for students that lets them practice writing and letter-sound matching. Children can choose from varying levels of difficulty and whether or not they want to use clues. This spelling and letter practice app is a great choice for kids practicing their first language and for building vocabulary in a foreign language. With…Details
CartoonSmart is a great resource for students and educators looking for video tutorials on Art, iOS development, HTML5 and more. As one of the first video-learning sites on the web they’ve embraced the interest in mobile app development and have tons of tools for teachers and their classes. Their lessons can be streamed online or downloaded…Details
Primary source documents are powerful tools for engaging students with social studies content and informational text. These artifacts can bring history to life for students who may feel disconnected from experiences of people long ago. The Book of Negroes is the companion app to the multi-part television series. It is a free download with content…Details