I spend a lot of time visiting schools and talking to teachers about accessing text from tablets. Blue Planet Tales is an app for iPads and Android devices that places interactive texts in the hands of students. Students can read along with the text and there are questions at the end of each book.
Blue Planet Tales is a great choice for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments with a mix of Android and iPad tablets. Students can access a variety of texts straight from their mobile tablet. This app is full of stories that connect to social studies and science topics. Topics include Apollo 11, Davy Crockett and Marie Curie. The app is free to download and each book is purchased individually – users all have the option to sign up for a subscription service.
Learn more about Blue Planet Tales by visiting the app store links above!
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The portability of a tablet makes it easy to learn on the go. Students using their own personal device or spending time with an iPad in school can benefit from the many educational apps available in the Apple App Store. Children learning a new language can access tons of apps that support language acquisition. These apps combine visuals, audio cues, colorful images and games to grab the attention of students and help them understand the meaning of new words.
Kids’ Vocab – Mindsnacks
This app is engaging and addictive, with tons of games to help students master the English language. It covers 350 vocabulary words all grouped together into…
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Waggle from Triumph Learning provides a blended learning solution to help teachers achieve success beyond the test. It analyzes different aspects of student behavior to tailor a unique learning path for each student. The software meets each student where they are on the learning continuum and cultivates a safe environment that encourages students to explore. Waggle provides a differentiated instruction tool set to meet the needs of individual students using real time reporting to pinpoint strengths and areas in need of improvement.
Waggle uses three key metrics to measure progress: proficiency, grit and pacing levels. Waggle also provides differentiated instructional tool set for teachers with Triumph Learning’s Coach resources, including lessons, tests, quizzes and practice items. With resources for Math and ELA, Waggle is a great choice for teachers looking to support students learning at a different pace than their peers.
Visit Triumph Learning’s website to learn more about Waggle!
Speed Reading Academy is a fun, educational app that helps young readers build their fluency and stamina. This interactive app is designed to help students increase their reading speed while playing along with the game. Speed Reading Academy works in English, Spanish, Italian and Romanian. While students make their way through each activity they will see simple words on the screen that increase in complexity.
As students move through the levels of Speed Reading Academy they’ll be introduced to new words and improve the reading ability by eliminating subvocalization (saying the words in their head). The exercises are designed to help kids recognize large chunks of words together the same way they internalize sight words.
Learn more about Speed Reading Academy by visiting the Apple App Store or watching this video!
Actively Learn is a reading platform that can be used to monitor student engagement in reading. It’s a customizable online tool that can be used to achieve different goals. As opposed to a standard reading program, this online reading platform can be used to promote collaboration and discussion while giving teachers a way to assess student understanding and increase access to high-interest reading materials.
With Actively Learn, students can sign in and pick from a selection of nonfiction passages that pique their interest. There are polls, multimedia and discussion questions to keep kids engaged with the text. Teachers can leave notes for students within their reading material and kids can answer questions to demonstrate their understanding. Students can annotate the text as they read and access extra features like a dictionary. This is a great option for teachers looking to monitor student engagement and keep kids interested and excited about informational text.
Learn more by visiting Actively Learn’s website!