DIY Sun Science is a fantastic app for letting students explore the natural world. Full of activities and information, this free app lets users check out the solar system. It’s a great choice for teachers looking to bring more hands on instruction into a science unit or locate informational text to supplement a lesson.
Learning through discovery can help children of all age levels gather information and get excited about a new topic. Sound Uncovered is an awesome free app that lets kids explore this concept.
They’ll interact with different activities as they begin to make connections to the world around them. A great choice for station work in classrooms with just a few iPads!
Chalkup is a powerful tool for changing the way you teach and interact with students. This online platform lets teachers take their classes to the next level by providing a way for teachers to engage their students. Classes of students can collaborate on shared files to complete projects and study in groups. Both teachers and students can track upcoming assignments and participate in discussions on course material.
Chalkup is being used in classrooms across the country including Texas A&M University, UCLA, and in K-12 learning environments. It’s a fantastic way to support students in the time they are outside of the classroom. You’ll give them a space to work through assignments with their classmates and give you the opportunity to easily grade assignments submitted through the platform.
Earlier this year I shared Academic Help, a website that gives students and teachers access to free writing guides. The site has been completely redesigned making it simple to search for exactly what you need. On the homepage you’ll easily be able to click on keywords like bibliography, admission essay, or job application letter. Kids can scan the different choices at the top of the screen or dive into one of the main categories Guides, Samples, or Expert Help.
One new feature that Academic Help has launched is free paper editing by their experts. Anyone can submit a piece of writing – business proposal, scholarship essay – and receive feedback from experts in the field. If you or your students don’t have a finished piece of writing to share users can also ask questions. They can post a question and receive an answer, then check out the responses to other students questions.
Academic Help is a great web tool that can be accessed on any device with an Internet browser. It provides individualized help to teachers and students in addition to great resources and guides for writers of any age.
Visit their website to learn more – and start asking your own questions!