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Lyrics2Learn: Boost Comprehension with Music-Friendly Lessons

27 Aug

Lyrics2Learn: Boost Comprehension with Music-Friendly LessonsIf you’re looking to capture your students attention while building core literacy skills, you’ll want to check out Lyrics2Learn.  This website hosts online reading centers and mini-lessons for elementary students.  Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade can work independently through activities to strengthen comprehension and fluency.  This engaging platform can connect student interests to foundational literacy skills that will help them grow as readers.

Lyrics2Learn: Boost Comprehension with Music-Friendly LessonsLyrics2Learn combines music with fluency practice to help students internalize information. Kids can move through different levels of interactive comprehension as they master new skills.  Lyrics2Learn provides practice activities for all levels of elementary school students making it a good choice for teachers looking to meet the individual needs of learners.  It’s a great tool for creating life-long readers who are motivated and interested in literacy learning.

Visit Lyrics2Learn’s website to learn more, take a trial, or sample free lesson downloads!

Pinterest Contest from Versal: Lots of Cash Prizes!

26 Aug
Pinterest Contest from Versal: Lots of Cash Prizes!Earlier this year I shared Versal, an interactive course creation tool for teachers. To celebrate the back-to-school season, Versal is holding a Pinterest Contest. They’re asking teachers to create Pinboards that show how they would spend $2015 on education technology in their classroom this year.
The entry with the most votes will receive a cash prize to put their plan into action.  Versal is also giving away ten $100 prizes for the most creative boards.
Learn more about Versal and this awesome back-to-school opportunity by visiting their website!

Edusight Notes for iOS: Standards Based Portfolio

23 Aug

Edusight Notes for iOS: Standards Based PortfolioEdusight is a standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student learning with grades, notes, photos, and audio/video comments. Edusight Notes for iOS (iPad and iPhone) lets you capture learning evidence in the classroom as it happens – quickly take a note or record a video of students as they learn, tag standards, and instantly add it to their portfolios. 

Edusight Notes for iOS: Standards Based PortfolioAt any time, teachers can log in to Edusight on the web to see a comprehensive profile for any student.  Edusight keeps all of your grades, notes, and photos for each student in one place so you can gauge student understanding and provide the right help at the right time. This data can be shared with students and parents so everyone stays informed.

Check out their website to learn more, or watch this video to see how Edusight works with teachers every day!

Going on Now! #SchoolSupplied Promotion from PledgeCents

22 Aug
Going on Now! #SchoolSupplied Promotion from PledgeCentsPledgeCents is a terrific website that schools and teachers can use to raise money for a cause.  Teachers keep whatever they raise and have the flexibility to raise for any need.  It is easy and straightforward to sign up and submit your cause.  PledgeCents even has a network that offers matching campaigns.
Going on Now! #SchoolSupplied Promotion from PledgeCentsRight now, PledgeCents is running a #SchoolSupplied contest where schools earn points for their campaigns. The more teachers from your school who create a cause, the more opportunities to earn points.  You are encouraged to set realistic goals so that you can hit your goal quickly and earn points easily.  Teachers can use social media sites like Facebook to help spread the word about their campaign.  PledgeCents can connect teachers with private philanthropists that are hosting matching campaigns during this back-to-school period.
Learn more about PledgeCents’ #SchoolSupplied campaign by visiting their website!
Special promotion: PledgeCents will match the first $100 raised for every cause submitted before 11:59pm CT 8/31/15. Use the promo code classtechtips (goal must be more than $800).

Back-To-School Giveaway from TenMarks’ DREAM Big Campaign

21 Aug
Back-To-School Giveaway from TenMarks' DREAM Big CampaignTenMarks Amazon is encouraging teachers to DREAM Big to kick off the 2015-2016 school year!
Dream stands for: D = Differentiate, R = Reinforce, E = Engage, A – Assess, M = Motivate
Earlier this summer I shared how TenMarks supports classrooms teachers by helping them individualize math instruction while saving time.  TenMarks is running a back-to-school giveaway where teachers can win gift cards and an Amazon Fire Tablet.
All you have to do is sign up for a TenMarks account, and share your big dreams for the new school year and/or how you will D.R.E.A.M. on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest with the hashtag #DreamBigBTS.  You also have the option to enter for more chances to win on their Giveaway page.
Learn more about TenMarks and the DREAM Big campaign by visiting their website!

JotForm: Online Form Builder for Quizzes, Surveys & More

20 Aug

JotForm: Online Form Builder for Quizzes, Surveys & MoreTeachers use lots of different tools to gather and collect information during the school day.  JotForm is an easy to use online form builder that can be used to create online quizzes, permissions, assignment submissions, surveys and more.  JotForm doesn’t require coding or technical expertise but is user-friendly for teachers with basic technology experience.
JotForm: Online Form Builder for Quizzes, Surveys & More

As teachers move to a more paperless learning environment, online forms can be used to submit assignments, gather assessment data and collect information from parents and students.  There are different templates and themes to choose from to personalize and customize the forms you create for your classroom.  JotForm starter plan is completely free and they offer more options for schools and teachers looking to integrate online forms into all aspects of the school day.

Learn more by visiting JotForm’s website!

Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

18 Aug
Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity Earlier this summer I shared Cashtivity, an engaging platform for entrepreneurship education and project-based learning.  I’ve had the opportunity to contribute lesson plans to Cashtivity’s new Campus section of their website.  These lesson plans compliment the Cashtivity platform and were designed to help teachers integrate the business building tool into their school day.
Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from CashtivityOne lesson plan I’ve designed for Cashtivity is titled Brainstorming: Conversing and Collaborating About New Ideas.   In this lesson students will brainstorm a list of ideas, converse and collaborate with peers, and record and organize their ideas.  This lesson can be used when you’re getting started with Cashtivity and introducing core concepts to students.  Just like Cashtivity, these lesson plans are completely free.  They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Check out the lesson plans and learn more about Cashtivity by visiting their website!
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