Google Drive + Standards Planner Management Tool

13 Mar

google-plus-standards-planner-01Over the past few months I’ve highlighted tons of great features about Standards Planner.  Their Google Drive integration is by far the most convenient to teachers using this platform in their classroom. This free web app is easy to setup and you can connect to your Google files with one click.

standards-planner-drag-calendar-01Standards Planner is also continuing to build out their app store which includes thousands of free resources to choose from. Assessment, instruction, and even gamification learning companies are currently partnering with Standards Planner to bring all instructional material into one page. All teachers need to do is find the resource from their left tool bar app center and drop it onto the calendar to the right.

Additional features such as calendar and document sharing, district vetting, and others are available. Learn more by visiting their site!

Edusight Notes: Quickly Document Student Learning

12 Mar
Edusight Notes_v1Earlier this year I featured Edusight, a fantastic tool for teachers. Edusight has spent the last three months perfecting Edusight Notes.  Teachers can now easily take photos or notes on their iPads and create student portfolios to share with students and parents – all for free.
Thousands of K-12 teachers from hundreds of schools across North America have been loving and using Edusight every day since their launch this past Fall.
Edusight_logo2x_v2Download the iPad app or watch this video for a quick overview of Edusight Notes!

Class Responder for Interactive Lessons

11 Mar

Classresponder Home ScreenClass Responder allows you to interact in real time with every student in class using smartphones, tablets, or personal computers. Teachers can assign lessons through Class Responder and students will automatically see the assignment and respond with their answers. You can review each student’s individual responses ​or​ compare​ responses on a class level in order to measure understanding.

Class Responder_Results by complete assessment-teacherWith Class Responder teachers can create their own lessons or assign pre-made lessons that meet state and national standards.  Every pre-made Lesson was created by teachers, for teachers.  The quizzes you create can be multiple choice, true/false, or short answer.  Teachers can conduct on-the-spot polling, assign lessons as classwork or homework, assignments can be teacher-paced or self-paced, measures comprehension on an individual and class level, email results of completed by question, by activity, or by individual. Class Responder was developed by Teacher Created Resources, an educational publishing company well-known for their fantastic educational resources. 

Visit Class Responder’s website to learn more or watch this​ video!

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction

10 Mar

I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!

This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!

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Versal: An Interactive Learning Tool

9 Mar

Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 8.53.23 PMScreen Shot 2015-03-08 at 8.53.32 PMVersal is a creative tool for teachers that brings learning to life for students.  With this interactive course creator users can combine text, video, images, quizzes and customizable elements.  It’s a versatile platform for teachers looking to engage their students with high-quality content.  Versal is perfect for blended learning environments and helps students stay on track when they are outside of the classroom.

This free tool gives teachers the flexibility to create and publish full length courses or short assignments.  Students can collaborate within the course to work with their peers as they explore content you’ve created for them.  Teachers can decide how to organize their course and can even add customizable gadgets from Versal’s collection.

If you’re looking for a new way to reach your students visit Versal’s website to sign up and learn more!

News-O-Matic Site License for Schools

8 Mar
Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 4.51.15 PM This year I’ve highlighted some of the reasons that I love News-O-Matic as a source of quality informational text for students.  This app is available on multiple platforms including iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire.  News-O-Matic‘s content can be accessed by teacher and student subscribers on all of their devices at no extra cost – this includes both school and personal devices.
Students can now use their school login at home during out of school hours, including holidays and vacations.  screen480x480-1Teachers can give personalized assignments or homework straight from the app.  If you’re interested in learning more about News-O-Matic you can receive a licenses quote right by clicking this link.  If you use the code classtechtips this month you’ll receive 20% off.
Visit News-O-Matic’s website to learn more about this powerful app!

Spelling and Letter Practice with DIC-DIC

7 Mar

Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 4.34.13 PM screen480x480DIC-DIC is an educational game for students that lets them practice writing and letter-sound matching.  Children can choose from varying levels of difficulty and whether or not they want to use clues.  It’s a great choice for kids practicing their first language and for building vocabulary in a foreign language.

With DIC-DIC students can keep track of their progress by recording achievements for each level and language.  They’ll hear native speakers in each language section of the app.  DIC-DIC has no ads or in-app purchases making it a great safe space for students of all ages.  Your children can build their spelling strength and practice essential literacy skills all in one place.

Visit DIC-DIC’s website to watch a video overview and learn more about their app!

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