Stop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app that can be used across the content areas. Similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube or claymation characters moving across the screen. In the classroom teachers are using this app to have students demonstrate their understanding of content in lots of subject areas.
This app combines still images to make a stop motion animation film. In the Social Studies classroom students can move figurines across the screen to show a historical event in action. In the Math classroom students can use virtual manipulatives to model the solution to a math problem.
Apple has created an iBook full of lesson ideas for teachers using Stop Motion Studio with their students. It includes activities for Science, Social Studies, and more.
Visit the iBookstore to check out the Stop Motion Studio Ideas iBook or download Stop Motion Studio from the App Store!
Scanova, a QR Code app for teachers, has created a set of engaging classroom activities for K-2 students, specially for Mother’s Day. Each activity has a QR Code-based answer sheet. Students need to solve questions and color the blocks of the QR Code that have the right answer. When they get all the answers right, the QR Code becomes scannable to reveal a video or song dedicated to mothers. Students can convert these answer sheets into gift cards and present them to their mothers.
The activities are housed on Scanova’s TPT Store
These fun and engaging activities are perfect for elementary class teachers looking to incorporate math and language skill practice into their classrooms. You simply need to download and print these for your students, making them a time-saver too.
to visit the QR Code Generator app by Scanova.
Earlier this year I shared a First Aid app from the American Red Cross that is full of useful information and completely free.
The American Red Cross also has three apps designed to support victims of natural disasters. Whether you’re studying a region of the United States or just looking to spark a discussion, these apps will come in handy. Show your students how to prepare and stay safe with the tips they share.
Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans on hurricanes and tornadoes!
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This web tool gives teachers lots of extra options like subject calendaring and the ability to create pacing charts.Standards Planner users can schedules when they will teach specific assignments. Districts that sign up for Standards Planner can bundle features to fit the software to the needs of their schools.
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