Replace Your Dry Erase Board with a Portable WhiteBoard

My students spend a lot of time working in differentiated groups. That means that I’m constantly circulating to make sure that everyone is on task.  Sometimes I need to quickly review a skill for a group. Instead of carrying a small dry erase board (and turning my fingers different colors from messy Expo markers) I…

Formative Assessment Tool

UPDATE 5/13: Understoodit is closing but here’s another similar option that let’s you take the pulse of your class during your instruction – PollEverywhere If you are looking for a new formative assessment tool check out Understoodit.  Whether your students are on iPads or have access to the web from desktops, Understoodit is a fantastic free assessment…

Thesaurus Reference Tool

If you’ve used Dictionary.com you know that it’s easy for students to switch to the thesaurus feature – it’s just as simple on their iPad app.  Download the Dictionary app for quick access to definitions, synonyms, and antonyms. Teaching ELA? Here are some of my favorite Common Core aligned lesson plans! This app is available for Android…