One of my favorite apps for literacy skills practice is Bluster. McGraw-Hill has lots of app but this one is free (these prices often change so download it sooner than later). It is set up for independent and partner practice and prompts the player to choose between Grades 2 – 4. I find the skills […]
Pushing students to the next level in ELA often involves an understanding of idioms. English Idioms Illustrated and Idioms Lite are two great apps that can help bring idioms (age old sayings) into modern times. Check out my lesson plan for using these apps in the classroom!
Graphic organizers work in all subject areas and students can create their own using the Ideament app. I love it for creating story maps, brainstorming and taking notes. Asking students to design their own mind maps iPad creation forces them to think outside the box as they organize their thinking. Ideament (formally Idea Sketch) is a […]
One thing I love about iBooks is how easy it is to take notes and organize your thinking. I use iBooks to prepare reading guides for student book clubs. If your students are reading classic texts (Treasure Island, Jane Eyre, etc.) these books can be downloaded for free. If my students are going to be […]