Kahoot is a fantastic free tool that can be a game changer in BYOD or one-to-one classrooms. This interactive platform lets teachers create quizzes that students answer on their device. There are no individual logins required, all students need to do is enter the pin number of your Kahoot room, add a nickname, and start answering questions. All questions are projected on your screen and students tap on the color and icon that matches the correct answer.
This interactive tool is great for kicking off a lesson, providing a snapshot of student understanding, and making sure that everyone is engaged in the lesson. Whether your elementary schoolers or fellow teachers are participating,
everyone will have a super fun time.
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RefMe is a great iPad app for helping students understand different types of citations. Creating work cited pages or bibliographies is an important skill that students need to develop as they move through the K-12 space into higher education. RefMe is a great tool to introduce to students the different citation styles and where they can go to get extra support. It’s a nice way for them to check their own work when creating citations for a research paper or report.
RefMe is a free iPad app that also works with the web version. Check it out on the Apple App Store!
With Poetry Month right around the corner, optimize the mobile tablets that are already in the hands of your students by giving them the chance to interact with poetry. Whether they become content consumers by reading their favorite poems or content creators as they write their own, iPad and Android tablets provide students and teachers with lots of options. This list of mobile apps will help inspire young poets and give them the tools they need to create and publish their very own poems.
This easy-to-use creation tool is perfect for young poets. Students can choose a focus word and then decide which new words they will assign to each letter. It helps kids build an acrostic poem and easily save and share their work. It’s one of a handful of apps on this list from ReadWriteThink, which offers mobile resources for both iOS and Android devices.
Students can now show every line of their math work on iPad and other tablets, writing all their steps by hand on screen. Mathspace digitizes each handwritten line and grades it automatically, giving students immediate, formative feedback at every step of the way – like having a teacher at their side. This is a huge step forward from multiple choice or single-input response math questions that most students and teachers are used to seeing on digital platforms.
Available for Grades 6 through Algebra II, Mathspace’s powerful adaptive engine selects questions tailored to a student’s ability, creating a personalized learning path. Teachers no longer grade work, and have diagnostic tools pinpointing where their students and classes have conceptual difficulties. With over 12,000 interactive questions, instructional videos and lessons, and a points-based incentive system Mathspace makes it easy to keep students engaged.