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 with the narration or read each page independently. Flip Flap Jungle is bright, colorful and… Read Article →
This October 8-9th the iBooks Author Conference will be held in Nashville, TN to bring educators together who are excited about the power for this dynamic tool. I’ve used iBooks Author for the past few years and have learned so much from fellow educators who have explored lots of ways to bring interactive iBooks into their classroom. Here’s an article on 17 Ways To Use iBooks Author Right Now that can give you… Read Article →
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 with hard copies of a text, you can purchase a copy on iBooks and prepare a reading… Read Article →
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 teach math concepts. …… These comic books take students on an adventure while introducing a… Read Article →
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 favorites easily using the Sort feature – you can organize all 55 books alphabetically, by series/reading… Read Article →
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 or zip file. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching ELA on… Read Article →
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 strategies on iPads!
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 discussion questions and extension activities Want to spread the news? Download the flyer here: Swim… Read Article →
iBooks Author is a fantastic way to get students involved in their own learning. If you’re dedicated to providing engaging lessons for your students then creating interactive textbooks needs to go on your to do list. iBooks Author has a short learning curve, and here are just some of the things you can do: I use text from various Internet sources and alter it so the reading level is appropriate… Read Article →