Free Virtual Visit with Author Kate Messner on Oct. 20th

The National Day on Writing takes place on October 20th and the folks at WeAreTeachers and Zaner-Bloser are hosting a special event for students in grades 3-5.  New York Times Notable author Kate Messner will virtually visit classrooms through a special Google Hangout. As part of Kate Messner’s visit, students will learn about the writing process from the perspective of a published author. […]

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Citation Generator from Academic Help

Academic Help is a website for students and teachers that is full of helpful resources.  They have writing guides and samples for different writing types, and host webinars on a variety of topics related to English Language Arts.  It’s a great resource for teachers looking for exemplar pieces of writing, and students looking for support […]

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Hello Talk: Language Learning Mobile App

With a unique take on language learning, HelloTalk provides high school and college students with an opportunity to practice their skills in an authentic environment.  This app connects speakers from different languages who want to practice their skills.  HelloTalk is easy-to-use and lets students work at their own pace.  It includes translation, text to speech, […]

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MindNote Mind Mapping App for iPads and Apple Watch

Recently I shared some of my favorite apps for the writing process and here’s another to add to the list.  MindNote is a mind mapping app for iPads that lets users organize their ideas.  It can be used for a variety of tasks including character mapping, story brainstorming, and study support.  You might have students […]

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Language Learning with Drawp – Support ELL Students

Drawp is a powerful app for teachers looking to engage students and manage their classroom workflow.  Teachers working with English Language Learners, or students learning a second language, love the voice recording features in Drawp.  Teachers can add voice stickers to any worksheet that they have by using Drawp.  The voice recording feature lets teachers […]

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FluentU for Language Learning

If you are a language teacher you’ll want to check out FluentU. FluentU helps you teach a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. It’s a fast and effective way to incorporate authentic content and cultural immersion into your language learning lessons. As a web based tool with a companion iPhone app it makes learning […]

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Translate Websites into Different Languages for Parents and Students

Google Translate is an amazing website that lets users translate text into another language.  With a simple copy and paste you can take a message in one language and translate it to another.  Although this tool isn’t always perfect it’s a great online resource for teachers looking to communicated effectively with families and students. In addition […]

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Free Online Program for Math and English from PracTutor

This summer PracTutor is offering their online curriculum completely free for students.  This personalized curriculum includes a diagnostic pre-test that measures current learning levels and customizes a learning path for every student.  This summer your students can practice Math and English skills through various question types, manipulatives, and videos with scaffolds and support. Families can save up to […]

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ESL/ELD Digital Courseware by Teacher’s Discovery

Digital resources can be used to support students who are learning English as a second language.  Voces® ESL/ELD Digital Courseware by Teacher’s Discovery is a complete digital resource organized like a traditional textbook but with added digital features, like video, audio, and automatic grading. In addition to their ESL/ELD Digital Courseware, Voces also offers US History, […]

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Healthy Adventure Game: Cardiovascular System on iPads

Monster Heart Medic from The Lawrence Hall of Science (creators of DIY Sun Science and DIY Human Body) is a fantastic free app that helps student explore the cardiovascular system.  Simulating a video game, this iPad app takes students on a journey to learn about the way the heart works. It provides lots of information […]

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