Grammarly: A Fantastic Grammar Checking Tool

If you’re look for a way to support your students as writers or simply would like an extra tool to check your own work, you’ll want to check out Grammarly.  It is an automated grammar checker web application that is already used by over four million people around the world.  Grammarly helps users detect grammar errors in their […]

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SNAP! Digital Lesson for Guided Reading

SNAP! Learning has a digital solution for managing guided reading groups in your classroom.  Perfect for any type of tablet, teachers can first launch the program on their device then pick the grade level, lesson and study guide they would like to access.  The app helps students build background knowledge on a topic through visuals […]

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Co-Create Multi-media Notebooks with bindrs

If you are looking to create multi-media notebooks with your students you’ll definitely want to check out bindrs.  This completely free tool supports group projects and is as simple to use as a paper notebook.  It utilizes social media channels like Facebook and Twitter to help bring students together to create, update and share projects. […]

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Engaging Social Studies Lessons with Drawp

I’ve shared some of the reasons I love Drawp for School and this includes how easily it can be incorporated across the subject areas.  Social studies teachers love using Drawp as a way to inspire students to create multimedia bundles.  Not only do Drawp creations help students build an understanding of particular subjects and concepts, […]

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Theme Poems on Your Tablet: Create & Share

Theme Poems is another terrific app available for iPads and Android tablets from the International Reading Association.  Elementary school students can choose from a variety of themes and create a poem that takes a shape related to a specific topic. It’s a great tool to use in small groups or stations when exploring poetry with […]

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Easy Timeline Creator App for Tablets & Computers

If you like the online resource ReadWriteThink you’ll want to check out some of their mobile apps including Timeline.  This app is available on both iPads and Android tablets and makes it easy for students to create timelines.  In addition to their timeline creator app for mobile devices, students can also make timelines on computers […]

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Alphabet Organizer App for Word Play

The International Reading Association has a fantastic app for students called Alphabet Organizer.  Available for both iOS and Android tablets, this app lets students work with different letters to create their very own alphabet book. Alphabet Organizer can be tailored to different tasks and is a great choice for elementary school cl assrooms.  Students can use […]

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Tweeting the Read Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Read-alouds are a crucial part of English language arts instruction. Students of all ages should be exposed to high-quality stories and informational text. Reading aloud to children provides an amazing opportunity for them to engage with text. […]

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Endless Wordplay: Spelling and Phonics App

Endless Wordplay is an app with a focus on spelling and phonics.  From the creators of Endless Numbers, Endless Alphabet and Endless Reader, this app features whimsical animations and familiar cartoon characters.  Children will work through different activities to learn letter sounds and new words.  The directions are easy to follow and would be a […]

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PocketPhonics Stories Reading Program for iPads

Brand new in the Apple App Store, PocketPhonics Stories is a step-by-step reading program for iPads incorporating 42 storybooks.  It is based on the award-winning PocketPhonics app that’s used in over 2000 schools.  With this app children will learn how to recognize letter sounds, identify how letter sounds are blended together to make words, and learn how […]

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