Lyrics2Learn Lessons to Engage Readers

Lyrics2Learn is a website that hosts hundreds of 15 minute, interactive reading lessons for students.  These teacher created lesson plans were designed to improve elementary reading skills while keeping kids engaged.  It’s a great choice for reading centers where students can work independently or share a screen. ……. Students can practice choral reading and repeated […]

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Outread for Speed Reading: iPad App for Fluency

  I’ve shared how much I love Pocket to keep track of all of the great articles I come across online about educational technology.  Users of the free app Pocket can access their bookmarked articles with the speed reading app Outread.  Outread highlights groups of words to help readers stay focused and move quickly through […]

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Math Bingo iPad App for Math Facts

If you’re looking for a new way to have students practice math facts, you’ll want to try out Math Monsters Bingo.  It’s a terrific game for practicing operational fluency,  and another great app from the folks at TaptoLearn (Math Vs. Zombies, Measure Length – Tiny Chicken). With this app, players will answer addition, subtraction, multiplication or […]

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Splash Math on Android!

I’ve shared some of the reasons why Splash Math is a fantastic app for elementary school students practicing math skills – and now Splash Math Grade 1 is available on Android.  With the same great adaptive assessment, scratch pad, and interactive features, this app includes thirteen chapters, all containing questions that align to the Common Core […]

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Storia – Your Tablet’s Virtual Bookshelf

Students can be creators on their iPads by making their own screencasts and designing posters, but this device is also a fantastic eReader.  Storia from Scholastic is a wonderful choice for a virtual bookshelf.  Students can search for books at their independent level and read with support features like a glossary, audio and high quality […]

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Kindergarten Math Practice Makes a Splash!

If you are looking for a comprehensive app to help early learners master math skills, check out Splash Math Kindergarten.  The full version of this iOS app includes activities for learning numbers, counting to 20, comparing numbers and groups, addition and subtraction concepts, as well as geometry and measurement.  Splash Math Kindergarten received the Editor’s Choice […]

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Virtual Base 10 Blocks

It seems like all teachers who have been lucky enough to get base 10 blocks guard them closely. They’re expensive and easy to lose. In many classrooms, there’s never enough base ten sets to go around. Students can be rushed through visually understanding base ten when there aren’t enough. For digital classrooms, virtual base 10 blocks can […]

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