iPad Grammar: Phrasal Verb Machine

Perfect for upper elementary and middle schoolers, The Phrasal Verb Machine is a fantastic free app for grammar practice.  Students can create their own phrases and watch each one animated (with an accompanying definition and example too!).  After playing around with the machine students can test their knowledge with exercises that pair pictures and examples. Check out my…

MindSnacks: Kids Vocab

I’m always looking for ways to improve my students’ domain specific vocabulary. Kids’ Vocab by MindSnacks is a new app that is engaging and rigorous. It provides a pronunciation guide, practice games, and lots of colorful graphics.  Kids’ Vocab includes free levels and the option to upgrade – check it out! Check out my Common…

Tellagami for Story Telling

There are so many great screencasting apps that I use in my classroom.  Tellagami is a fantastic free iPad app takes it to another level by allowing users to create their own avatars and place themselves anywhere they’d like (I’m “standing” in my classroom now.)  If you’re flipping your classroom, leaving a message for students…

Dropbox: Fill it up!

I love using Dropbox  in my classroom, in fact I can’t live without it.  Dropbox is fantastic if you’re looking to conserve resources or save time making photocopies. Here are just a few things that are in my students’ Dropboxes right now: Vocabulary reference charts Reader’s Theater scripts Reading passages Project Rubrics Activity sheets that…