Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program

13 Dec
Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 6.19.24 PMEarlier this year I shared Todo Math – an engaging math app for iPads.  You can now join the Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program that is taking place through December 31, 2014.  Teachers who join this pilot will have access to Todo Math and all contents (PreK – 2nd grade), 30 student accounts, and access to teacher dashboard.  With over 1,000 teachers already enrolled in the Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program there are still spots left for teachers looking to try out this app with their students.
screen480x480Todo Math was designed to reach students in PreK through second grade and was developed by educators with a history of serving students with special needs.  This app goes beyond a one size fits all approach and can be tailored for individual students.  Learn more by visiting the App Store and watching their demo video.
Click here to apply for the Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program!

Metria Master Teacher Edition for Data Collection and Lesson Planning

12 Dec

MTE Student Proficiency ScreenshotMetria Master Teacher Edition is designed to save teachers time and make it a easy to implement instructional best practices.  It comes with supports for creating rigorous year-long unit plans and engaging daily lessons with quick correlation to the Common Core State Standards.  There are links to exemplar Common Core unit plans for K-12 Math and ELA, and unit outlines based on common publisher texts.

MTE Lesson Form ScreenshotIt helps teachers make sure all students stay on track and lets them easily modify lesson plans.  Teachers can set up automatic intervention reminders and provides a quick view of student progress.  With Metria Master Teacher Edition teachers can record observations on student proficiency and set up unit plans all in one place.  It even gives you the option to rollover units to the following year as you reflect and make changes.

Visit their website to register (completely free for this school year!) and start customizing your plans today.

Dr. Seuss Treasury for 50+ Digital Books

11 Dec
Icon512_TransparentCornersThe Dr. Seuss Treasury app gives you easy access to 50+ classic Dr. Seuss books in a single, portable, digital library. Each book is a dynamic and interactive reading experience, complete with custom narration and sound effects, tappable words and pictures, and 3 reading modes that help even the youngest of readers connect with each story.
Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.45.06 PMFind your favorites easily using the Sort feature – you can organize all 55 books alphabetically, by series/reading level, or year published. Parents and teachers can use the new Reading Stats feature inside the Parents section to track books and hours read, individual words tapped, and pages turned. Explore the app using a 7 day free trial, then subscribe and save or unlock the whole app with a one-time in app purchase.
It’s a great deal for anyone looking to round out their classroom library, diversify the Dr. Seuss content they normally cover, and keep students engaged in learning how to read.  Check it out today!

Math Shake for Word Problems on iPads

10 Dec

SS1Math Shake is an engaging, playful app that helps students learn to solve word problems.  It contains thousands of questions which students turn into an equation by looking for keywords and clues in the problem. Once students have discovered the equation, they can use a variety of built-in learning tools such as number lines, tens frames, fraction pieces and counters to work our their answer. Teachers and parents can also use these tools to teach effective strategies.

SS3With Math Shake students can record and share their thinking by making videos about how they solved the problem. These can be saved to the iPad’s camera roll, uploaded to a student’s blog or AirDropped to their teacher. Math Shake was developed by teachers and math specialists for students aged 6-14.

Download Math Shake for free today!

App Update: Zaption Mobile Player

9 Dec
unnamedThis past year I’ve shared some of the reasons I love Zaption.  This app gives teachers an opportunity to make videos interactive with text, images, and questions. The new Zaption mobile player app lets teachers and students watch video lessons on the go straight from their device. This free app works on any iOS device including an iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch.
unnamed-1How does it work? Instructors create tours on a desktop or laptop computer and viewers take tours on a computer or mobile iOS device.  Instructors can then view analytics about student engagement and responses on their desktop or laptop computer.
Download the Zaption mobile player on the App Store and learn more about Zaption’s new features by visiting their website!


Splashtop – Teacher Mobility and Student Engagement for 1:1 and BYOD

8 Dec

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 10.06.59 AMFinding the right tool for engaging students and keeping teachers mobile can be a challenge in a one-to-one classroom.  Splashtop Education products enables you to remotely control the lesson from anywhere in the classroom, annotate then share the content with everyone. Students can also mirror their iPads, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs to your computer.

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 10.07.07 AMSplashtop Classroom allows you to share your desktop and applications. Once connected, students can view, control and annotate over lesson content directly from their own devices. Splashtop Classroom is perfect for teachers and instructors who want to engage the entire room!

Mirroring360 lets you wirelessly mirror your Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC screens without the need for  cables or hardware – like Apple TV or Chromecast. Start sharing your work, your ideas, and your latest apps with others using Mirroring360.

Learn more by visiting their website!

Edusight – Simple Assessment Tools for Teachers!

7 Dec
unnamed-2Edusight makes easy-to-use tools for K-12 teachers to help them use data effectively in their classroom.
Edusight Gradebook is free and designed to save you time. It has a simple online interface that allows you to better understand how your students are performing. With this information you can develop a plan for how to meet the needs of your individual students.
unnamed-2Edusight Notes is a free app for iPad (coming early 2015) that can be used to capture text, audio, and video observations of student learning in the classroom. See the whole picture of your students’ progress, and make assessment about more than just a grade!
Check out their website to learn more, read user reviews, or watch this video for a quick overview of Edusight’s new Notes app!
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