iPad Storybook: Billy’s Coin Visits the Zoo

Billy’s Coin Visits the Zoo is a whimsical iPad storybook from Spinlight Studios.  This eBook app tells the story of a boy who drops his coin at the zoo.  The story follows the adventures of the coin page by page.  One thing I love about interactive storybooks is how it supports independent readers.  With Billy’s Coin Visits […]

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ClassDojo Principal Accounts for School Leaders

Over the past few years I’ve shared some of the reasons why I’m a big fan of ClassDojo.  This app is a powerful tool for building classroom communities and keeping parents engaged and informed.  The folks at ClassDojo have found a way to help school leaders build a stronger school community.  This new tool will […]

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Create Rubrics Online with Quick Rubric Grading Tool

Quick Rubric is an online tool that lets users easily create rubrics.  Teachers can create a free account and design their own rubrics on the web.  Quick Rubric gives teachers a space to create, edit, copy, save, share, and print rubrics all from their web browser.  The straightforward interface lets teachers add columns and organize expectations […]

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Edcite Free Digital Assignment Tool for Teachers

Edcite is a free website that allows teachers to find, create, or share interactive digital assignments and assessments. Edcite not only wants to give teachers autonomy and ownership over their content, but aims to make digital content engaging for students. Teachers can build their own assignments from the over 60 types of interactive questions (drag and drop, […]

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Kindle Note-taking Solution from Clippings.io

Students and teachers using the Amazon Kindle are familiar with how easy it is to take notes as your reading.  The highlighting and note-taking feature on the Kindle is one of the reasons that so many readers have embraced digital text.  Clippings.io is a popular Kindle note-taking solution for students, educators, authors and casual readers looking to export […]

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Photos for Class: Kid Safe Search Image Search Engine

Kid safe search is a great tool for the classroom, especially if you’ve ever struggled leading students through a Google Image Search. Teachers will appreciate Photos for Class, a kid safe image search engine. This kid-friendly image search engine brings age-appropriate images to your students’ fingertips. Photos for Class is a free search engine that helps students […]

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Math Puzzle App: Attributes by Math Doodles

Attributes by Math Doodles is a math puzzle app for iPads.  With this engaging and challenging app, students are given a series of interactive puzzles to solve.  Although the app is made up of seven puzzles, each has ten different scaffolded activities to help students work through each one. This math puzzle app asks students […]

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Motion Math: Cupcake! Multi-Step Problem Solving on iPads

Motion Math: Cupcake! is a fantastic math app that supports students through Multi-Step Problem Solving.  This app is similar to Motion Math: Pizza! which I featured early this year. It presents real world situations to students as they run their own cupcake shop.  Kids design their own cupcakes, make decisions about operating costs, and are held […]

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K-12 Paired Reading Passages & Questions Sets from ReadWorks

ReadWorks is a great website to find reading comprehension passages.  With a searchable database you can find resources for K-12 students in different genres and Lexile levels.  ReadWorks has a special section of their site dedicated to paired passages.  These nonfiction and fiction passages are include questions based on both passages.  It’s a terrific option for […]

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Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies with American Red Cross’ Mobile App

Disaster preparedness might seem like a scary topic to bring into the classroom but it is an essential life skill no matter where you live.  Monster Guard is a mobile app created by the American Red Cross.  Available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, it’s designed specifically for kids ages 7-11. Students follow along […]

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