Intro to Letters: A Powerful App for Letter Learning

There are a handful of terrific iPad apps for early learners and Intro to Letters, by Montessorium is one not to be missed.  This powerful app for letter learning brings foundational language skills to your iPad screen. With Intro to Letters students can hear letter sounds and trace letters on their screen.  Kids will see upper […]

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Blue Planet Tales: Interactive Storybooks for Tablets

I spend a lot of time visiting schools and talking to teachers about accessing text from tablets.  Blue Planet Tales is an app for iPads and Android devices that places interactive texts in the hands of students.  Students can read along with the text and there are questions at the end of each book. Blue Planet […]

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Waggle from Triumph Learning: Online Practice and Instruction

Waggle from Triumph Learning provides a blended learning solution to help teachers achieve success beyond the test. It analyzes different aspects of student behavior to tailor a unique learning path for each student. The software meets each student where they are on the learning continuum and cultivates a safe environment that encourages students to explore. Waggle provides a […]

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Vocabubble App for iPads: Whimsical Illustrations & New Words

Vocabubble is a whimsical iPad app that helps children discover new words.  This unique vocabulary app connects students to new words associated with the letters of the alphabet.  Each letter brings several different pictures to life.  The classical illustrations move about the screen as new words are spelled out for students.  …. Designed for children ages 3 […]

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Speed Reading Academy for iPads

Speed Reading Academy is a fun, educational app that helps young readers build their fluency and stamina.  This interactive app is designed to help students increase their reading speed while playing along with the game.  Speed Reading Academy works in English, Spanish, Italian and Romanian. While students make their way through each activity they will see simple […]

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Write About: Web-Based Writing Platform for Teachers and Students

Write About is a digital writing platform for classrooms with the mission of making writing fun and sharing easy. If you are looking to provide students with an authentic audience for their writing in a safe community, Write About is sure to keep children engaged.  … Created by educators, Write About includes thousands of visual Ideas to spark every genre […]

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Actively Learn: Increase Student Engagement with Informational Text

Actively Learn is a reading platform that can be used to monitor student engagement in reading.  It’s a customizable online tool that can be used to achieve different goals.  As opposed to a standard reading program, this online reading platform can be used to promote collaboration and discussion while giving teachers a way to assess student understanding […]

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Publish Student Work with Scribblitt: Online to Hardcover Books

Digital storytelling is a topic that I’m passionate about and there are fantastic tools to get students writing on mobile devices.  Scribblitt provides tools to young authors like Story Starters to get the creative juices flowing and a Planning Tool to help with the writing process.  Kids can access a unique Illustration Tool to create professional images, and […]

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Engaging Augmented Reality Magazine Brainspace: Scan the Cover!

Augmented reality can transform your classroom.  Brainspace is an educational print magazine that is interactive with iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets and Android smartphones. The pages come to life with extra content for 8-14 year old students as soon as they scan with the augmented reality app Blippar.  It’s a great feature that will engage readers in informational text.  … You […]

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Green Eggs and Ham: Read & Learn on iPads

I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss and this new app from the folks at Ocean House Media brings a classic text to life on tablets.  Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn is an interactive reading app for iPads, combining the classic Dr. Seuss stories kids love with new animations and tons of surprises. […]

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