If you’re getting ready to send students home for the summer you may want to share a list of mobile apps that can help families combat the summer slide. Here are a handful of my favorite apps for readers of all ages:
Teachers using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2+) can now gather formative reading assessment data on their iPad. This app guides teachers through data collection as they observe, record and evaluate changes in the reading performances of their students. It’s a great option for schools making a move to paperless reporting.
The app lets teachers access DRA2 Benchmark, Word Analysis and Progress Monitoring and EDL2 Benchmark, EDL2 Word Analysis and Spanish Progress Monitoring Assessments. It includes automatic scoring and ongoing view of student progress that makes it easier to differentiate instruction.
Learn more about the new DRA2+ App by visiting this website!
If you are a fan of News-O-Matic you’ll be happy to know that their current events app publishes daily news stories every single weekday all summer long. With their high-interest topics, this app inspires kids to actually want to read the stories. News-O-Matic delivers new content to the hands of student readers each day during the summer so their tablet will always be full of engaging stories.
When kids return to school at the end of the summer, they can continue reading News-O-Matic in class without having to readjust their routine. This summer’s news edition will include the latest daily news features on crafts, hot-weather activities, and more ideas to make the most of the season.
Join News-O-Matic for a special webinar on how to prevent summer slide on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT -> sign up for free here!
Sharing new vocabulary with students is an important part of the everyday work that happens in your classroom. If you’re looking to introduce a new word to students each day there is a free daily email that brings vocabulary to your inbox.
Make Your Point is a free daily vocabulary-development email that
teaches useful, sophisticated words. It includes content to help vocabulary learning including a pronunciation guide and part of speech for each word. The daily email comes with examples of how to use the new word in a context making it easy to share with students.
Sign up for a free daily vocabulary email from “Make Your Point” by visiting their website!
OpenEd.io is the world’s largest K-12 educational resource library and contains over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans. Teachers can access content that is aligned to every Common Core Math, Language Arts, Literacy and Next Generation Science standard. It lets users easily find and assign resources from OpenEd’s pre-built lesson plans (lists of videos, assessments and homework) for every grade level and subject — and they can modify these lesson plans or create their own. While the vast majority of resources are free, OpenEd also offers a Premium Subscription of proprietary content from major educational publishers for just $9.95/month.
You might be familiar with OpenEd’s free app Common Core Quest, which is available for Apple, Android and Chrome. It allows students to take quizzes to demonstrate mastery of Common Core Math and English Language Arts skills and earn badges for each category. When students don’t achieve mastery, the app recommends videos and games to learn the precise micro-concepts they are struggling with. The net result is universal personalized learning for each student.
Learn more about OpenEd.io by visiting their website!