Tag Archives: videos

Storyline Online for Read Aloud Videos

Read alouds are such an important part of an elementary classroom’s literacy block.  If you’re looking for a new way to share stories with your students, or simply want a resource to share with parents, you have to check out Storyline Online.  Presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, this site has videos of well-known actors reading your favorite picture books aloud. Visit their site to watch Jane Kaczmarek read Patricia Polacco’s Thank you,… Read Article →

ReadyRosie: Powerful Parent Engagement Tool

I’ve had the pleasure of working with LitWorld this year – a wonderful nonprofit organization in New York City.  One of the resources we’ve shared with the parents who are part of their intergenerational iPad literacy program is ReadyRosie. ReadyRosie is a fantastic parent engagement tool that sends videos straight to parents once a day.  In these short clips they’ll gather ideas for how to engage their children during everyday tasks, build… Read Article →

11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers

There are tons of fantastic websites available for teachers and here’s a list of 11 that I absolutely love.  You’ll find lesson plans, videos, interactive resources and more on these sites.  Click on each link to learn more about each one! LearnZillion (Common Core lessons, videos and activities) TED-Ed (videos, lessons and inspiration) ReadWorks (reading passages and test prep) ForAllRubrics (rubrics and grading platform) MetMuseum (thousands of primary source documents) Visualead (create QR codes… Read Article →

LearnZillion for Common Core Math & ELA Videos

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… Read Article →

Knowmia Teach Pro: iPad Lesson Creation Tool

If you are interested in creating video lessons using your iPad you’ll definitely want to check out Knowmia Teach Pro.  This powerful tool lets users make their own recordings using a virtual whiteboard to annotate images, draw pictures and add text to the screen.  In addition to capturing everything you write on the screen, Knowmia records your voice and a video of you speaking into the camera.  There are tons… Read Article →

TED-Ed Videos, Lessons & Resources

TED Talks are great for using inside or outside of the classroom but if you’re looking for video clips that are targeted to students, you’ll definitely want to check out TED-Ed.  This website is full of resources for teachers including videos, extension activities and comprehension questions.  With animated creations on a variety of subjects you’re sure to find something that fits into your curriculum – or you have the power… Read Article →

Brainfeed Educational Videos

Videos are a powerful teaching tool for grabbing students’ attention and helping them visual abstract concepts.  Brainfeed has a fantastic app with tons of free content for streaming educational videos.  There are clips on the environment, the human body, and even geometry.  A subscription lets users access the entire library, but this app has plenty of content for you to view with the free download. Check out some of my… Read Article →

Video Tutorials: Virtual Nerd Mobile Math

Video tutorials are a great way for students to review and learn new concepts.  Whether you’re looking for a way to flip your classroom, kick off a lesson, or provide extra resources for students, Pearson’s Virtual Nerd Mobile Math has a library of videos to choose from.  This app gives you the opportunity to search by grade level, Common Core State Standard, or keyword.  Videos can be watched via AirPlay… Read Article →

12 Apps for the One iPad Classroom

You don’t have to be in a one to one iPad classroom to integrate this powerful tablet into your everyday routine.  Here are just a sampling of some great apps to use with your one iPad: Spinner (instant decision maker) iTunes U (curriculum material) Word Clouds (whole class discussions) MyScript Calculator (checking student work) Science Channel (accessing video clips) Pocket (keep track of PD articles) Scholastic Book Wizard (scan and… Read Article →

Google Hangouts in Your Classroom: Virtual Guest Speakers

Google Hangouts are a fantastic tool for connecting with colleagues, other classrooms and experts in the field.  If you aren’t able to take your students to a Civil War battlefield or a National Park, or just can’t afford to fly a guest speaker to come to a school assembly, try organizing a Google Hangout.  This tool allows you to video chat with anyone with an Internet connection.  There is even… Read Article →