Popplet: Graphic Organizer for iPads and Web Browsers

Graphic organizers are fantastic for helping students brainstorm ideas for a personal narrative or collect information for a research report.  Kids can create mind maps, sequence events, make connections, and more.  Popplet is a terrific app for iOS d evices that is also available on web browsers.  Students can create their own graphic organizers combining text…

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15 Apps and Websites for Primary Source Documents

It’s so important to include primary sources in your English Language Arts and content area instruction.  Whether you’re doing a close reading of a text or drawing conclusions from a photograph there are lots of ways that students can interact with artifacts.  Here are a few great online resources and apps for primary source documents:…

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Free App to Teach Fire Safety Skills

National Fire Prevention Week starts today and if you’re looking for an app to engage students with this important topic you’ll want to check out The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms.  This app from the National Fire Prevention Association teaches fire-safety school with a kid-friendly app.  Students can access the iOS or Android app and…

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