One of my favorite mobile apps to share with tablet teachers is Explain Everything. This powerful screencasting tool lets students record their thinking using audio, drawing and a variety of features. When I present to teachers on digital storytelling, apps for content area instruction, and must-have tools for the math classroom, Explain Everything is always a favorite. It is a dynamic choice for students and teachers and truly puts the task before the app.
Explain Everything is now available for Chromebooks and teachers and students can try it for free! This is terrific option for schools that have chosen Chromebooks as their one-to-one device. Explain Everything is also a great choice for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schools since it is now available on all major platforms.
Learn more about Explain Everything on Chromebooks by visiting their website!
Earlier this year I shared OpenEd, an online educational resource library for K-12 students. OpenEd offers over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, instructional games and lesson plans for every Common Core Math and English/Language Arts Standard as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. The website has tons of videos to show students that can be used to hook students at the beginning of a lesson or to clarify concepts during a unit of study. This infographic shows off some relatively unknown video publishers with videos in OpenEd’s library.
OpenEd lets teachers assign quizzes and homework to students and automatically grades them, recommending videos and assignments in real-time and personalized based on each student’s progress in learning each Common Core standard. The result is a personalized learning experience for every student.
Check out some of the videos OpenEd offers or learn more about its resources by visiting the OpenEd website!
AirServer is a fantastic mirroring tool that is perfect for tech-friendly classrooms. Similar to an Apple TV, AirServer lets users mirror the screen of their mobile device on a computer. That means when a computer is hooked up to a projector, everyone can see the screen of the mirrored mobile device. AirServer uses a wireless connection to display the screen of a mobile device onto a computer – letting teachers and students show off their screen to the class.
In educational settings, AirServer can be used to model how to navigate an app, share student work with the entire class, and promote discussion on course content. It can increase whole class or small group collaboration as students come together to complete an assignment or explore a new skill. AirServer works in one-to-one classrooms and BYOD environments with an assortment of devices.
Istation Math uses game-like formative assessments and an adaptive online curriculum to address the needs of individual students. This digital learning platform can screen students in your class to identify the areas where they need extra help. Through interactive lessons with guided and independent practice, students can work to master foundational math skills. Using Istation’s Indicators of Progress assessment (known as ISIP), teachers can see an overall math proficiency score for each student. This score reports their understanding across content, depth of thinking, and the amount of support a student needs for success.
Istation Math also provides personalized insights with real-time data and reporting. It shows teachers where students are meeting individual, state, and Common Core standards, and pinpoints where they have room to grow. Istation Math helps teachers support small and whole group instruction with downloadable teacher-directed lessons, supplemental digital tools, and interactive whiteboard resources. Istation Math is available on desktops, laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks.
Learn more about Istation Math’s subscription-based app by visiting their website!