Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom

A paperless classroom on your wish list? Going paperless is a hot topic in edTech these days and shows lots of improvement on the traditional style of teaching from a pile of papers. Even students are weighing in that paperless teaching has positively impacted their ability to connect with other students and their work. While […]

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Online Reading Community: Bookopolis.com for Social Readers

Bookopolis.com is a kid-friendly social network, book discovery tool and online reading community.  It gives students an opportunity to safely connect with friends to share their favorite books.  This site helps children locate new books that fit their interests through personalized and peer based recommendations.  Designed for students in second through sixth grade, Bookopolis is completely […]

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Vocabulary and Spelling Practice on Tablets and Web Browsers

VocabularySpellingCity is a game-based website and app used to build literacy skills with vocabulary and spelling for K-12. Students can use it to practice spelling and vocabulary words using one of more than 30 games and activities. In the classroom, teachers can automate grading of tests and differentiated instruction. You can create assignments for students, […]

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NoteLedge for Teachers and Students!

NoteLedge is a terrific app that will come in handy for both teachers and students.  It lets users take notes on their iPad that includes video and audio recordings.  You can even record audio of a lecture as you are typing notes on your screen.  It has a varitey of options for notetaking including drawing pictures […]

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Buncee for Student Creations on iPads

Buncee is a web based creation tool that makes it simple for students to create anything from digital stories and multimedia research reports, to interactive presentations and holiday cards.  Buncee Using buncee’s digital creation canvas, you and your students can easily complete creative online projects by combining personal media, Buncee artwork and animations, and web multimedia […]

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Healthy eBook: Keb and Cala Explore Sugar

Keb and Cala Explore Sugar, What Is It And Why Is It So Sweet? is an engaging eBook designed for iPads that will bring healthy eating to life for children.  It follows the adventures of Keb and Cala as they explore sugar in different foods.  The whimsical animations and characters will grab your students’ attention as they […]

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ComicMaster for Graphic Novels: Web Tool for Students

Graphic novels are becoming more and more popular in school libraries and classrooms.  If your students are reading these texts they might like the idea of telling their own stories using this format.  ComicMaster is a web-based application that lets students create their own comics. ComicMaster By accessing their website on an Internet browser, students […]

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13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text

Informational text is an important feature of teaching students about the natural and social world and a key element of Common Core in today’s classrooms. Informational text varies from general non-fiction because of a few features—most notably that the information is structured in a way that helps students learn. For teachers looking to learn more […]

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Online Resource: DocsTeach from the National Archives

Primary source documents are essential pieces of the history puzzle to include in your social studies instruction.  I’ve shared some great iPad apps for accessing primary sources but there are a few websites that contain quality content that can be easily shared with your students. DocsTeach has a fantastic website (in addition to their iOS and […]

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Experience America HD Magazine

Experience America HD Magazine is a great free app for accessing high-interest informational text.  Created by USA Today, it includes dozens of articles on topics related to geography and notable landmarks. If you’re looking for text that can be used for leveled reading groups, stations, or to share during a Social Studies unit, check out this […]

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