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MelonPrep for Customizable Assessments

7 Sep

logo-lgMelonPrep is a practice platform for students developed by Carnegie Mellon Alumni.  It is designed to help students retain what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to real world situations.  Students can choose from a range of topics and concepts. There are over 100,000 questions across the content areas.  MelonPrep lets students quiz from any web browser and view their results instantly.

Teachers can make formative assessments in their classroom easier using this customizable platform.  With a clean and intuitive interface educators have the flexibility to create their own original questions or use the searchable community sourced content.  Teachers can decide what information their students need to know and give them access to review questions and quizzes tailored to their needs.

Learn more about MelonPrep by visiting their website or watching this video!

12 Super Study Tools for Students

6 Sep

Are you teaching students good study skills?

Do you want to introduce mobile apps that can be used on your students’ personal devices?

You’re bound to find something on this list that can help you and your students this school year!

  1. Synopsis (flashcards)12 super study tools
  2. Shmoop (test prep guides)
  3. VocabularySpellingCity (games)
  4. EasyAnnotate (PDF viewer)
  5. NoteLedge (notetaking)
  6. Brainly (social network)
  7. Academic Help (writing guides)
  8. Math Vocabulary Cards (flashcards)
  9. Outread (speed reading)
  10. MathsRulz (formula guide)
  11. LifeNoted (organization)
  12. gFlash+ (flashcards)

Here are two other lists you may want to check out:

14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

21 iPad Apps Available on Android Tablets

Pave the Way with ClassDojo!

5 Sep

Screen Shot 2014-08-30 at 9.10.45 AMClassDojo is a fantastic management tool that can truly transform student behavior in your classroom.  Their mission is to help teachers improve behavior quickly and easily.  Teachers can use ClassDojo’s website or one of their mobile apps to capture and generate data on behavior that can be shared with par
ents and administrators.

Each student will have their own monster avatar and teachers can award feedback points for behavior in class in real-time.  Using a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer one click is all it takes to record behavior data.  Kids can receive instant notifications and teachers can share reports with families.  ClassDojo Messaging is another cool feature you’ll want to check out.  It lets teachers communicate with parents quickly and easily – straight from a mobile device.

I’m so excited to announce the launch of a brand new video that shows ClassDojo in action!  Listen to these stories and see the benefits of this customizable classroom tool:

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Visit ClassDojo’s website to learn more and check out their teacher community for more stories!

 

 

K-2 Math Exercises from Happy Numbers

3 Sep

Screen Shot 2014-08-30 at 3.36.21 PMHappy Numbers is a terrific math web app that is designed to help elementary school students understand foundational concepts.  They have tons of great activities for teachers to use with their students and have just released a new update.  Their new topic Plus-Minus 1-100 (part 2), is designed to help students understand the concept of regrouping and exchanging.

Screen Shot 2014-08-30 at 3.36.45 PMThis exercise gives students an opportunity to work though two-digit addition and subtraction problems using visual models they can move across their screen.  Using a variety of objects like apples and base ten blocks, students will begin to understand the relationship between place value and operations.  Students will also have the opportunity to use a number line to model addition and subtraction with two-digit numbers.

Learn more about Happy Number’s new update on their blog or visit their website to sign up!

 

14 Apps to Help Students Create & Collaborate on iPads

31 Aug

The iPad so much more than a content consumption device!  This year turn your students into creators using these fantastic iPad apps.  Most of the tools on this list are free and you can learn more about each one by clicking on the links below.

  1. Adobe Voice14 apps create and collaborate
  2. Book Writer
  3. Buncee
  4. ChatterPix
  5. Toontastic
  6. Drawp for School
  7. Fotor
  8. Comics Head
  9. ShadowPuppet EDU
  10. Frolyc
  11. Sphero
  12. Adobe Sketch
  13. PixiClip
  14. Sketchbook Express

Here are two more lists you might want to check out:

18 Useful Apps for 1-to-1 iPad Classrooms

13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text

Learn Students’ Names with Name-Coach.com

20 Aug

nc_logoAs you get ready to head back-to school you may want to check out Name-Coach.com.  This website helps teachers learn students’ names easily and without the stress of trying to memorize pronunciations on the spot.  With its free Student Name Directory, teachers share a single link with their students that sends them to a dedicated page for your class or course.  Students can then record their names and add additional pronunciation guidance.  Teachers will then have access to their dedicated class Name Page so that they can hear students’ recordings to easily learn and remember.  nc_demo

The web-based Student Name Directory works on both mobile and desktop for learning students’ names at home or on the go.  By using the Student Name Directory students will also have the option of using the free VoiceSignature service that allows them to embed their name recording in their email signature and on social media.  This tool could also come in handy at school wide events like assemblies and graduation ceremonies.

Visit Name-Coach.com to learn more!

 

Bookopolis.com for Social Readers

18 Aug

Bookopolis.com is a kid-friendly social network and book discovery tool.  It gives students an opportunity to safely connect with friends to share their favorite books.  This site helps children locate new books that fit their interests through personalized and peer based recommendations.  Designed for students in second through sixth grade, Bookopolis is completely free.Bookopolis Promo - 920x680.png

Bookopolis - App Icon - 96 x 96If you’re looking for a way to inspire young readers this site has lots of fun features.  Students can earn badges and use their own avatars as they read and share their favorite books.  In the classroom, Bookopolis is a great tool for supporting reading throughout the school year.  Kids can write book reviews, find reading buddies, and make connections between a variety of texts.  Teachers can even track their students independent reading time thanks to daily logs.

Visit Bookopolis.com to set up your whole class with student accounts or simply check out their website to learn more!

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