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TIME for Kids on iPads

9 Dec

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I love including current events in my ELA instruction! It’s a great way to help children build prior knowledge and make connections with the world around them.  TIME For Kids Family Edition brings the fantastic magazine straight to your iPad.  With interactive features, high quality pictures and informational text TFK is a powerful resource for parents looking to support the work happening in their child’s classroom – make sure to download the first issue for free.

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Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan for teaching current events!

This app is available on Android devices.

News Sources for the iPad

12 Nov

Current events have an important place in my classroom and I’ve said it before – there are a lot of great apps to help your students explore the world around them.

Here are a few news apps for the iPad that are worth trying out in your classroom:

Check out this common core aligned lesson plan using these apps in your classroom!

Most of these apps are available for Android devices.