ClassDojo is an app that I recommend to teachers all the time! It’s a fantastic classroom management tool that can be used at all grade levels to keep track of student behavior data and make it easier to keep families informed.
This week they’ve released a new feature you’ll want to check out. ClassDojo will now have Shared Classes so teachers can collaborate when gathering information. For team teachers who share students or middle school teachers who see different classes throughout the day, this new update will definitely come in handy.
Learn more by visiting their website!
A fun app for helping students think about works and their relationships is 7 Little Words for Kids
. Similar to the game designed for grownups, this kid-friendly version is perfect for getting kids hooked on word games. They’ll have to work their way through puzzles as they interact with different letters and words.
UPDATE: This app is no longer free, but still fantastic!
ISTE was a whirlwind! I met so many passionate and inspiring educators including lots of people from my Twitter PLN. It was wonderful to have a chance to share some of my favorite apps for teaching Common Core Math and English Language Arts. Here are the two slide decks from my poster session and BYOD workshop.
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Papermals Pre-K is a brand new app designed for children ages 4-6 who are getting ready for kindergarten. For use on all iOS devices – iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch – kids will be able to interact with each activity as they practice math skills. Covering everything from shapes, and coins to counting, children are sure to master the skills they need before entering the classroom.
If you are looking for an app to support early elementary school students who are struggling with foundational skills, or simply recommend an app to Pre-K parens, Papermals is worth checking out. With a kid-friendly interface and bright graphics, children will love this educational app. Papermals Pre-K is available in both English and Spanish. To learn more visit their website or the App Store!
I’ve already shared some reasons why I love having MasteryConnect’s Common Core app on my mobile devices. If you are new to the Common Core or are diving into a new grade level this school year you may want to check out the search feature. It allows you to type in keywords to figure out which skills connect to different standards. This is a great option for quickly searching through the standards while you’re on the go!
Make sure to download this app on your iOS and Android devices!
Remind is a fantastic platform for helping teachers and schools reach students and families. Formerly known as Remind101, this web and app based tool lets users send text messages to a large group without having to worry about collecting phone numbers or giving out their own. Teachers can schedule messages to remind families when assignments are due or to bring in a permission slip for an upcoming trip. It even has the ability to attach photos, documents and PDFs to messages.
Check out all of the exciting features Remind offers teachers – it’s totally free!
Boosting vocabulary is important at any age and Quizzitive from Merriam-Webster is a straightforward app that will introduce students to new words. Kids can play four different games as they learn new words and show off what they know. The app keeps track of what words children have answered correctly and gives students easy access to their definitions. The first two levels are completely free and you can complete an in-app purchase to remove adds and unlock 1,000 words.
You many also want to check out these word games: