ReadWriteThink is a fantastic online resource for K-12 teachers. It includes access to English Language Arts lessons and activities for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Teachers can search by theme, lesson objective, and grade level as they look for the perfect idea to bring back to their students.
ReadWriteThink also has resources for professional development and afterschool programs. There are also real teacher stories and a new section with videos. Visit their website to check out all they have to offer!
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Apple Education has a series of fantastic iBooks that provide ideas and inspiration for using iPads in the classroom. They focus on popular apps that you may have already used with students. You’ll find ideas for collaboration, content creations and so much more. Apple Education has iBooks all about Explain Everything, Hopscotch, SketchBook Express, StopMotion Studio and Puppet Pals HD. These iBooks are completely free and can be downloaded to view on an iPad or Mac computer.
Follow this link to learn more about the iBooks created by Apple Education!
Buncee for Edu is edu.buncee.com‘s new, free iPad app. It’s a fantastic tool for creative education and fun communication! Similar to edu.buncee.com’s web creation functionalities, the app’s slide-based digital canvas, media tools, and buncee artwork provide educators and students a tool for creating digital stories, presentations, event invites and dozens of other fun projects. The app’s template Wizard also makes it a simple to share photos of classroom activities.
Just choose your photos, select a theme, and the Wizard helps create the buncee for you.
Students can easily print their buncee creations, save them to the photo stream, or publish them on edu.buncee.com. If you log into edu.buncee.com, you’ll find the iPad creations stored alongside the buncees you created on the web, ready to be shared anywhere.
Buncee for Edu is completely free – visit their site to learn more or download the app to get started!
I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources for informational text and current events and here is another website to check out. Smithsonian Tween Tribune has a collection of articles perfect for elementary and middle school students. You can easily access sports stories, national news, and more on their site. With a free login teachers can find Lexile levels for each articles in addition to lesson plans and quiz questions for students.
Learn more by visiting their website!
ChallengeU is an online educational platform that allows teachers to create and share learning activities. Teachers can make content available to students anywhere at anytime, and ChallengeU is compatible on all devices and completely free.
Teachers can upload different file types and student questions all in the same activity. Students can then hand in assignments in the form or videos, audio, pictures and a handful of other file types. They can even comment on the work of their peers and develop online learning communities. Teachers can track students progress and instantly let students see comments, corrections and feedback on assignments.