Plum’s Creaturizer from PBS for Elementary Story Prompts

Helping students find inspiration is an important role of teachers in elementary English Language Arts classrooms.  Students might explore books that they love or bring in photographs from home as they search for story ideas.  Another way for students to find inspiration for their writing or storytelling is to use pictures and prompts. Plum’s Creaturizer from […]

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Book Creator Update: Make Comic eBooks on Your iPad

If you’ve attended any of my digital storytelling workshops this year you know I am a huge fan of Book Creator.  When I visit schools it’s one of my go-to apps for content creation on iPads.  There is a new update from Book Creator that teachers and students will absolutely love.  With this update, Book […]

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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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5 Language Learning Apps for iPads

The portability of a tablet makes it easy to learn on the go.  Students using their own personal device or spending time with an iPad in school can benefit from the many educational apps available in the Apple App Store. Children learning a new language can access tons of apps that support language acquisition.  These […]

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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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