If you are a teacher who uses an interactive whiteboard you’ll definitely want to explore SMART Exchange. This website is a fantastic resource for teachers using SMART Notebook lessons. It includes thousands of user-generated lessons, games and activities for students at all levels. You can search by subject area or keyword to find lessons designed for using with a SMART Board. After downloading a file you can customize it to meet the needs of your students!
Not using an interactive whiteboard? Check out my lesson plans for mobile devices!
I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources this month (TED-Ed, Newsela, Met Museum, Readworks) and LearnZillion is another that is perfect for Math and English Language Arts teachers. Whether you’re looking to teach to the Common Core State Standards or simply want quality material to share with your students, LearnZillion has plenty to choose from.
You can sign up for free and access video lessons and teacher guides for students in second grade through high school. LearnZillion is a great resource for sharing videos on tough math concepts with families who are looking to support their children after school hours.
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 a text. One cool feature is how it tells you how long it will take for you to finish each article. There are lots of ways to customize this app and after trying it out for yourself you may want to introduce it to students working to build reading fluency or for kids who are struggling to stay focused when reading. It’s a very cool app and even though it’s not free Outread is definitely worth checking out!
Here’s two lesson plans for teaching literacy skills:
Explore Shakespeare from Cambridge University Press is a wonderful app for teachers and students working with these classics. Users can see pictures from different productions, tap on different lines of dialogue for clarification, and even listen to audio performances. This app lets you sample a few different selections before purchasing individual plays.
A fantastic app to help student writers is Write About This. Children can access writing prompts and use pictures as inspiration. This app makes it easy to publish and share student work and the free version gives kids access to more than a dozen writing prompts.
Here are two of my favorite lesson plans for teaching ELA with mobile devices:
A wonderful introduction to grammar topics, Grammaropolis will get students excited about different parts of speech. With this app kids can access videos, music and tons of resources. The free version gives you all of the content related to nouns but the other parts of speech require in app purchases.
Looking for lessons to teach grammar topics? Here’s two that may work for you: