Class Charts is a behavior tracking technology tool that makes it easy for teachers to collect data in their classroom. This tool can be used to create seating charts for a class that provides a visual overview of student needs. Class Charts gives teachers the ability to track and share data on student behavior to promote collaboration with colleagues.
Class Charts will automatically create seating charts for students that can be edited to fit different classroom layouts. These seating plans highlight key data for teachers that can be printed as reports to share with parents. Teachers can even add student photographs to their virtual seating chart to help learn names and keep classroom visitors informed about student needs. Class Charts can be accessed from a laptop, desktop or tablet’s Internet browser and it is completely free! Visit Class Chart’s website to learn more about this product – and watch their video too!
The Math Learning Center has some fantastic apps and I’ve already shared two of my favorites: Geoboard and Number Pieces.
Number Line for iPad (also available as a web app) is a powerful virtual tool that helps children see relationships between numbers and interact with a number line. Perfect for elementary school classrooms and as a support tool for special needs students, this app gives children the opportunity to mark up a number line, draw on their screen and even type in equations. One of my favorite features is the ability to hide and reveal the numbers on the number line. Teachers also have the option of customizing whether the number line counts by 1s, 2s, 5s and more.
Definitely check out this completely FREE app – it’s great for one to one classrooms, small groups, or for teachers modeling with one iPad!
A fantastic online tool for vocabulary acquisition is Membean – an individualized web based platform for learning. With a focus on student engagement and memory retention, Membean uses an adaptive reinforcement engine to make sure that students are remembering what they’ve learned. Vocabulary is presented to students in a variety of Memlets including: context, through examples, using word roots, videos, related images, word constellation, related words and memory hooks.
Teachers will love having access to detailed student reports that they can share with parents and their children. These resources help educators monitor student progress for students at a variety of levels. Enriching students’ vocabulary increases reading comprehension and builds confidence. This online tool is a wonderful option for teachers looking for a platform that meets the needs of individual students – check out Membean’s website, take a tour of their program , or watch their video to learn more!
Email email@example.com if you’re interested in a 30-day free personal trial or free classroom pilots for 3 months for teachers!
Zcooly is an engaging choice for teachers and families looking for an app to reinforce math skills. Designed in collaboration between teachers and game developers, their multi-level apps are reminiscent of a computer game and are designed for students ages 4-7, ages 6-8 and ages 7-9. Each app takes children through a quest, asking them to complete the task at each level before they move on. There is a helpful question button at each level to help students understand what they need to do before moving on to the next task.
With 3D graphics and cartoon characters, the Zcooly apps are sure to grab your students’ attention. Audio and text support features help support students as they move through the app. There are no additional in-app purchases or advertisements once each app is downloaded. The descriptions accompanying each app in the App Store will help you pick the one best suited for your students
These apps are also available on Android devices.
Drawing with Carl is a fantastic free iPad app that turns your iPad into a virtual dry erase board for creating pictures using lots of tools. Kids can draw with different colors, add letters and stickers and even use the symmetry button to draw symmetrical figures. Students have the choice of saving their picture to their iPad’s camera roll or sending it in an email.
Have children draw a picture that accompanies a story or create graphic organizers using the blank canvas.
Check out these Common Core lesson plans for teaching ELA on mobile devices!