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OpenEd.io for Common Core Educational Resources

20 Apr

OpenEd logo JA_Ahgpr_400x400OpenEd.io is the world’s largest K-12 educational resource library and contains over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans.  Teachers can access content that is aligned to every Common Core Math, Language Arts, Literacy and Next Generation Science standard. It lets users easily find and assign resources from OpenEd’s pre-built lesson plans (lists of videos, assessments and homework) for every grade level and subject — and they can modify these lesson plans or create their own. While the vast majority of resources are free, OpenEd also offers a Premium Subscription of proprietary content from major educational publishers for just $9.95/month.

You might be familiar with OpenEd’s free app Common Core Quest, which is available for Apple, Android and Chrome. It allows students to take quizzes to demonstrate mastery of Common Core Math and English Language Arts skills and earn badges for each category. When students don’t achieve mastery, the app recommends videos and games to learn the precise micro-concepts they are struggling with. The net result is universal personalized learning for each student.

Learn more about OpenEd.io by visiting their website!

New Exercises from Happy Numbers: K-2 Math

19 Apr

unnamed-1You may have seen my post last year on Happy Numbers, an online learning tool for K-2 students that introduces a variety of math concepts.  Happy Numbers has added a handful of new exercises that you’ll want to check out.  These new activities build upon the current exercises to help students take their learning to the next level.

unnamedThese new exercises include addition equations for building student strategies and number flexibility.  The goal is to give students multiple tools for solving addition problems through modeling and varied equations.  There are also two new activities on multiplication and equal grouping.  These exercises have pictures and virtual manipulatives to help students grasp multiplication concepts.

Visit Happy Numbers’ website to learn more!

14 Math Edugames for Students

11 Apr

Here’s a list of 14 Math Edugames!  Whether you use these for enrichment, intervention, in stations, or simply recommend a favorite to families, you’re sure to find something to meet the needs of your students.

Have a favorite that’s not on this list? Leave a comment or send a message sharing an app that you love!

Check out my earlier post 10 Must-Have Free Math Apps for more favorites!

 

Storm App for Weather Tracking

1 Apr

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 11.10.57 PMscreen480x480Bringing weather data into your classroom is a great way to make real world connections to content your students are studying.  Storm is a weather app that gives students and teachers access to lots of maps and data.  Users can search for different parts of the world thanks to Google Maps integration.  In addition to forecast data students can access maps and data layers.

Check out Storm on the Apple App Store for iPads!

Don’t forget to visit my Syllabuy page for tech-friendly lesson plans

Wonder Bunny Math Race App Series

26 Mar

Wonder_Bunny_Math_Learning_Kids_1200x627Wonder Bunny is a learning game series that covers content from preschool to third grade.  In Wonder Bunny learning games kids become teachers who help superheroes grow and learn new skills. The motivation comes from getting fun super powers and riding wacky vehicles like a flying carpet. While helping their game characters learn, kids learn math concepts and operations, all within an engaging game environment.

Wonder_Bunny_Math_Learning_1200x627Wonder Bunny series includes four math learning games for elementary school aged students. All games include thousands of math exercises and comprehensive learning analytics to monitor child’s learning.  The educational game series addresses the Common Core learning standards and each app can be downloaded individually.

Learn more about Wonder Bunny and see which app is right for your students by visiting their website!

Marble Math on Android Tablets

23 Mar

MM-emaildroidThe amazing Marble Math family of apps are now available for Android tablets and phones.  The Marble Math apps blend arcade-style gaming with problem solving, strategy, and math drills for a truly engaging and educational experience. Kids can choose to roll or drag their marble through a series of fun math mazes in pursuit of a high score. Marble Math Junior covers skills like shape recognition, and sequencing numbers, just to name a few.  Marble Math includes operations, decimals, counting money, and more. 

mm3_1024_JR_v4march2015The suite of three math practice apps are highly flexible, offering a wide range of Common Core-aligned math concepts to target learning for kids ages 5-12. Parents and teachers can create multiple user accounts and customize style of play, skill sets, and levels for each player.

Marble Math (Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon) and Marble Math Junior (Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon) debut at $2.99 each, and Marble Math Lite: Multiplication is free to download (Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon)!



OctoPlus iPad Math Game

22 Mar
ImageOverlay2OctoPlus is a new iPad math game geared towards young children and students working towards grade level proficiency.  It reinforces key addition skills with interactive games.  In the Parent Zone adults can monitor their child’s progress to keep track of what they’ve accomplished.  There is even a reward system (also known as the OctoStore) where students can redeem the points that they have earned.
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Photo Feb 07, 7 54 46 AMKeeping students engaged when practicing math facts can be a challenge but OctoPlus works to help students stay interested and on task.  This app covers skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards making it great for stations in the classroom or extra practice at home.  OctoPlus addresses the needs of a wide range of children including students with special needs.  It is switch-accessible and designed to improve visual attention, timing, coordination and control.
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Visit the Apple App Store to learn more about OctoPlus!
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