LoiLoNote School is an active learning, teamwork and creativity tool for students. As a tool for both teachers and students, LoiLoNote School can also be used as a classroom and behavior management tool. It’s perfect to use across the content areas in both a one-to-one and shared tablet environment.
Instead of switching between multiple apps, this free, cloud-based app lets teachers create, import and share materials. Teachers can share their screen, push assignments, compare answers, share private feedback, monitor students’ activity, or lock their screens and communication. Students can create personalized multimedia ePortfolios, collaborate with peers in real time, accomplish a task or share their screen as they present to the class.
Visit their website to check out the user-friendly interface and get started with LoiLoNote School!
LoiLoNote School is now offering free trials of the school license with full support and PD workshops. Contact their team by February 28 to get a spot.
National Geographic has a handful of apps for students including Weird But True, National Parks, Underground Railroad, and Marine Missions. In addition to these great choices for tablets, their website National Geographic Kids is a terrific resource for students and teachers.
National Geographic Kids has games, articles, pictures and more for kids of all ages to explore. It can be used to incorporate informational text or multimedia into a whole class lesson. Students can also dive into the resources on the site to answer their own questions or conduct research projects.
Check out their website to see everything that is available for your students!
This past year I’ve had the privilege of working with LitWorld, a nonprofit organization based in New York City. We’ve developed an intergenerational iPad literacy program for families to come together and explore community building and storytelling on tablets. To help support the families in this program, we’ve created an interactive iBook LitWorld’s Story21 Prep Course: Tech Tips for Parents.
It includes videos, narrated text, and graphics to help parents using iPads with their children. The content is available in both English and Spanish and available for offline viewing. We hope that you’ll download this iBook and share it with anyone interested in using this amazing device in their homes.
Learn more about LitWorld by visiting their website and download the book from the iBookstore!
If you are looking to create multi-media notebooks with your students you’ll definitely want to check out bindrs. This completely free tool supports group projects and is as simple to use as a paper notebook. It utilizes social media channels like Facebook and Twitter to help bring students together to create, update and share projects. All of their work and chats are private and safely storied in one place.
Teachers can follow the whole group’s project and give feedback throughout the process. It’s accessible on all devices including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Instead of sending lots of emails to one another students and teachers can work together all in one place.
Check out bindrs by visiting their website, or search for “bindrs” on Facebook. You can even contact the bindrs team for support with a trial at your school!
A new writing course for students and educators is now available online. Writing Whatever has been called “the missing writing course” for high schools because it bridges that gap between narrative writing in the middle grades and the expository writing of the upper grades. Using a unique, copyrighted numbering system, Writing Whatever shows students exactly how famous writers like J. K. Rowling, E. B. White, Ursula Le Guin, and Bruce Catton achieve such detail, organization, and style.
This completely online course covers the sentence, the paragraph, and ultimately the essay, with 60 lessons and over five hours of focused videos—perfect for the blended classroom.
Visit writingwhatever.com to preview the course and to order your free Teacher’s Guide!