Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Jungle is a playful app from the folks at Nosy Crow. Released this month, Flip Flap Jungle is one of a handful of apps from Nosy Crow that bring literature to life on your iPad screen. This app gives students lots of options to interact with the text. Children can read along […]
One thing I love about iBooks is how easy it is to take notes and organize your thinking. I’ve used iBooks to prepare reading guides for student book clubs. If your students are reading classic texts (Treasure Island, Jane Eyre, etc.) these books are free to download. If students are going to read in a book club […]
Yamie Chess is a math learning resource that supports elementary and middle school students. You might be familiar with their board game that helps students learn math skills while playing chess. Working with both U.S. chess masters and math educators, Yamie Chess has created a set of comic books for students that are used to […]
The Dr. Seuss Treasury app gives you easy access to 50+ classic Dr. Seuss books in a single, portable, digital library. Each book is a dynamic and interactive reading experience, complete with custom narration and sound effects, tappable words and pictures, and 3 reading modes that help even the youngest of readers connect with each story. …. Find your […]
If you only have one or a few iPads in your classroom, interactive story apps are great for stations and partner activities. Goodnight Safari is a beautifully illustrated interactive book that children can explore independently. Teaching ELA with iPads? Here are some Common Core aligned lesson plans!
iPads are a great tool for content consumption but there are plenty of free iPad apps that help students create content too! Our Story for iPad lets users write their own stories using images saved on their iPad camera roll. Add text and record your voice for each page before sharing your final product as a PDF […]
Penguin Leveled Reader is a wonderful bookshelf app for young readers. Students can listen to narration, read along, and manipulate the story. This app comes with one free text from each of the four levels offered and more can be downloaded with in-app purchases. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching reading […]
Very excited to announce that my new children’s book “Swim Dive Splash” is now available in the iBookstore! Perfect for teaching figurative language and narrative poetry. With full audio support – it reads itself! -Practice fluency by having children read along -Alliteration, onomatopoeia, similes, etc., -Great for making inferences and using pictures to support comprehension *include […]