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LearnZillion for Common Core Math & ELA Videos

12 Jun

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 9.18.10 AM 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.

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 9.18.29 AMYou 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!

Appolino Plus Minus Math Practice for Early Elementary

29 May
Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 6.12.35 PMimage-5This math app focuses on addition and subtraction skills and includes a variety of features to support elementary school students. It has multiple levels and is the perfect tool for helping children master fact families.  This colorful app is optimized for the large screen of an iPad and comes with nine free games.  You can upgrade to track student progress and access additional levels.
Use my screencasting guide to have students explain their thinking in your math classroom!

Curious Ruler – iPad Measurement 

24 May
imageBrand 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!

Free Graphing Calculator for iPads

19 May


 There are lots of ways to quickly solve math problems on your iPad (MyScript MathPad and MyScript Calculator) and here’s a great free option for middle and high school students.  With this app kids can graph equations, convert units and access a reference guide.  Free Graphing Calculator will definitely come in handy inside and outside of the classroom.
Looking for more math apps? Here’s a list of must-haves.

Practice Fractions with VersaMate!

18 May

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 8.45.36 AMIf you’re teaching fractions to your students VersaMate is a fantastic companion app.  It covers equivalent fractions, as well as comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.  This bright and colorful game asks children to interact with fractions while using critical thinking skills.  There are two sample activities to try for free more to download with an in app purchase.

Here are two lists to check out:

Teachley for Early Elementary Math

15 May

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 8.39.23 AMPerfect for K-2 students, Teachley: Addimal Adventure is an engaging math app that addresses a variety of Common Core State Standards.  This addition app provides models for students to use to solve each problem, and presents a handful of strategies for students to choose from.  The high quality content combined with cartoon characters makes this app a great choice for students in the early elementary school grades.  Teachley: Addimal Adventure is completely free and  can be used in whole class, small group or intervention settings.Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 8.39.09 AM

Are you teaching with iPads this school year?  Check out my collection of Common Core aligned lesson plans!

Brainfeed Educational Videos

13 May

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 11.04.55 AMVideos are a powerful teaching tool for grabbing students’ attention and helping them visual abstract concepts.  Brainfeed has a fantastic app with tons of free content for streaming educational videos.  There are clips on the environment, the human body, and even geometry.  A subscription lets users access the entire library, but this app has plenty of content for you to view with the free download.

IMG_1018Check out some of my favorite lesson plans for teaching with iPads!


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