Academic Help is a great resource to share with students preparing for mid-year or end of term exams. Middle school and high school students will find that Academic Help has tons of guides to help young writers. Their website provides free writing guides and samples of different types of papers. This includes examples of critical essays, narrative essay, application letters, and even tips for creative writing. The resources on Academic Help are totally free and work for a range of age levels.
There is a section of Academic Help’s site dedicated to general writing tips and do’s and don’ts for each type of writing assignment. Teachers can use the samples on this site as mentor pieces for a writing unit or direct struggling students to Academic Help for extra examples.
Explore their website to see how they can help students prepare for exams this year!
Although you may have Cyber Monday on your mind today I wanted to share some great things that are happening this week. You may have heard about #GivingTuesday a movement that was started to remind consumers about all of their options for donating to great causes this holiday season.
Crowdrise designed an app called The Giving Tower that lets users see just how many people have donated to different causes. It uses Augmented Reality to help people visualize how much money has been collected.
Another option this week is to take advantage of the Apple App Store’s giving campaign through PRODUCT(RED). When you visit the App Store you’ll see how some of your favorite apps like The Human Body by Tinybop and Paper by FiftyThree have “gone red.” 100% of the proceeds from these app downloads will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
You may have seen my posts on favorite apps for teaching coding to kids (here’s a long list). Another one to check out is The Foos which is designed for children of all ages. This fun and colorful app works with both iPhones and iPads. It asks students to plug in different moves or commands for each character and press play to watch them move across the screen.
Whether you’re gearing up for The Hour of Code or are introducing these types of apps into your computer science curriculum, The Foos is free to download and definitely worth exploring.
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Designed for families looking to keep their home tidy, the ChoreMonster app for iPads can also be used for classroom cleanup. It awards points and rewards children for completing different tasks. If you are looking to motivate younger students after center time or keep track of students performing jobs in your classroom, ChoreMonster is sure to come in handy.
This app works with just one iPad or can be set up for students in a one-to-one environment. It’s completely free to download and doesn’t have any in app purchases.
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Scannable technology provides opportunities for students to quickly and easily interact with a variety of content. In a differentiated classroom, children should have access to resources and support materials that will push them toward success. This could be a tool to help them make meaning of the content being taught in a lesson, or it could be resources to help them gather background information before starting a new unit of study. Differentiation should happen for students who are approaching and exceeding grade-level benchmarks, for children who have special needs, and for English-language learners (ELLs).
ELLs can be supported by a variety of tech tools. This includes scannable technology like quick response (QR) codes and augmented reality (AR) triggers.
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