15 Free Apps for Streaming Video Content

You might be looking to keep children up to date on current events, help them build prior knowledge, or simply make connections to the world around them.  With these free apps (for iOS and Android devices) you can stream videos straight from your device to share with students! Discovery Channel Khan Academy CNN & NPR…

Common Core Activities with Frolyc

Frolyc is a terrific tool for teachers looking to design their own lesson-based activities.  Teachers can create activities for students like: completing a graphic organizer, identify cause and effect in a passage, draw a response to a question or take a quiz.  Students can access activities that are assigned to them by a teacher using…

Membean for Vocabulary

A fantastic online tool for vocabulary acquisition is Membean – an individualized web based platform for learning.  With a focus on student engagement and memory retention, Membean uses an adaptive reinforcement engine to make sure that students are remembering what they’ve learned.  Vocabulary is presented to students in a variety of Memlets including: context, through examples,…

Grammar Pop Winterfest

A terrific app for helping students identify parts of speech, Grammar Pop Winterfest has multiple levels, high quality graphics and an engaging interactive platform.  Visit their website to learn about educational discounts! SPECIAL PROMO: Sign up for updates (top righthand corner) then send an email to ClassTechTips@gmail.com if you’d like a free promo code to…

Sentence Maker for iPads

Perfect for children learning to form sentences, Sentence Maker from Grasshopper Apps gives students clear visuals to boost comprehension.  This free app supports English Language Learners in addition to early elementary school students.  One cool feature – teachers and parents can record their voice saying “Excellent” and “Great Job” for when their students answer correctly!…

14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be…