Shakespeare eBooks from The New Book Press

This month marks Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday and you’re bound to find information popping up about this great playwright. Teaching this 17th century writer to 21st century student can be tough – that’s where Shakespeare eBooks come in play. The The New Book Press’ WordPlay Shakespeare eBook series breathes new life into reading the Bard, by putting a filmed performance […]

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PlayKids Stories eBook Library App: Download, Read & Listen

PlayKids Stories is a terrific eBook library app that lets students download stories on their iPad.  Kids can listen to a story read aloud or read by themselves.  One of the best things about having easy access to an eBook library is how easy it is to find engaging, high-interest stories.  Giving students the ability […]

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5 Wintertime Mobile Apps: Read, Play & Craft

Changing seasons are a great time to pause and think about whether we are getting the most of an educational tool.  There are lots of mobile apps that can promote independent reading, provide inspiration, and connect to wintertime.  As you prepare for colder weather, let’s take a look at some favorite iPad apps for wintertime! […]

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Social Inferences eBook from Upbility: Downloadable PDF Picture Cards

Upbility is a publisher of therapy resources and they have a new eBook available for download on Social Inferences.  This card pack in PDF format is a ready-to-use resource for teachers.  It includes 60 printable double-sided cards designed to foster key social skills and help students make social inferences.  In addition to being a PDF […]

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Green Eggs and Ham: Read & Learn on iPads

I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss and this new app from the folks at Ocean House Media brings a classic text to life on tablets.  Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn is an interactive reading app for iPads, combining the classic Dr. Seuss stories kids love with new animations and tons of surprises. […]

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Reading Rainbow eBook Library for Early Readers

Reading Rainbow has inspired young readers long before an iPad entered any classroom.  This powerful iPad app gives students access to hundreds books in a variety of genres.  Within the app are over 100 educational video field trips hosted by Reading Rainbow favorite LeVar Burton.  Students can listen to books read aloud to them or read independently […]

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Books that Grow for Leveled Online Classroom Libraries

If you’re familiar with multi-level books, you’ll want to check out Books That Grow. Books That Grow is a digital reading platform with a library of books that range from myths and folktales, to primary source documents and informational texts. Whether you want to teach the Greek myth “Arachne” or Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter […]

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Classroom Tool: Dr. Seuss Treasury App

Last week I introduced a fantastic collection of Dr. Seuss books from Oceanhouse Media.  The Dr. Seuss Treasury app is perfect for centers and silent reading.  Now every child in your class can have their own Dr. Seuss library at their fingertips without having to buy each individual book app or tote around the original […]

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Online Resource: The Library of Congress iBooks

I’ve shared some of my favorite resources for primary source documents and here is another fantastic site to check out.  The Library of Congress has dynamic, multi-touch books that are completely free for teachers.  The Student Discovery Sets cover topics including the Dust Bowl, The Constitution, and The Harlem Renaissance. These completely free iBooks are […]

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