If you are a teacher who uses an interactive whiteboard you’ll definitely want to explore SMART Exchange. This website is a fantastic resource for teachers using SMART Notebook lessons. It includes thousands of user-generated lessons, games and activities for students at all levels. You can search by subject area or keyword to find lessons designed for using with a SMART Board. After downloading a file you can customize it to meet the needs of your students!
Not using an interactive whiteboard? Check out my lesson plans for mobile devices!
I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources this month (TED-Ed, Newsela, Met Museum, Readworks) and LearnZillion is another that is perfect for Math and English Language Arts teachers. Whether you’re looking to teach to the Common Core State Standards or simply want quality material to share with your students, LearnZillion has plenty to choose from.
You can sign up for free and access video lessons and teacher guides for students in second grade through high school. LearnZillion is a great resource for sharing videos on tough math concepts with families who are looking to support their children after school hours.
If you’re looking for Science and Social Studies lesson plans check out my TpT Store!
If you are interested in creating video lessons using your iPad you’ll definitely want to check out Knowmia Teach Pro. This powerful tool lets users make their own recordings using a virtual whiteboard to annotate images, draw pictures and add text to the screen. In addition to capturing everything you write on the screen, Knowmia records your voice and a video of you speaking into the camera. There are tons of tools for you to explore within the app.
Knowmia Teach Pro gives you extra features and the ability to access your lessons from outside of Knowmia – you can save your recordings to the iPad Camera Roll or upload them directly to YouTube. The pro version includes enhanced video quality and the power to record you moving through a website to model best practices for students. Learn more by visiting their website or downloading their iPad app!
Knowmia Teach Pro is 50% OFF between the dates of 6/10 – 6/13
There are a few places teachers can go to find high quality reading passages for their students and Readworks.org should definitely be on your list. This website offers a wide range of lesson plans, comprehension units, and reading passages organized by skill and Lexile level. Whether you’re looking for a fiction passage for a guided reading group or want to find a informational text when teaching test taking skills, Readworks.org is the place to go!
Have students use a reading passage from Readworks when completing the activity in this lesson plan!
Brand new from the team behind Oh No Fractions
, Curious Ruler
is fantastic app that helps students explore measurement
. I’ve shared some of my favorite virtual tools
for the math classroom and this one definitely belongs on the list. It asks you to choose from a selection of common objects to use as a reference tool for measuring other objects. You can see in this picture how I used my iPhone as a reference to measure the length of my iPad case. This very cool app is free for a limited time, so download it today!
Interested in teaching math with iPads, here are a few Common Core aligned lesson plans to check out!
Summer is almost here and there is a lot of great news to share!
Take a minute to learn about some exciting events and special offers from Class Tech Tips:
- As promised, This Spring I launched my Udemy course: Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons! which you can join for 50% OFF and take at your own pace. Stay tuned in June for the launch of my new course on the Common Core!
- I’ll be traveling this month visiting teachers in the northeast to share my favorite apps and best practices for using one, a few and a class set of iPads. Are you looking for EdTech professional development at your school? Just ask!
- Will you be at ISTE this year? Are you interested in listening in to one of my webinars? Take a peek at my events calendar!
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