Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics Games for Kids

What does reading instruction look like in your classroom? The website Teach Your Monster to Read includes resources for students learning how to read. With these free phonics games for kids you can introduce students to a variety of reading skills, or include this website in a list of resources for families. On this website […]

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7 Must-Have Digital Storytelling Apps for iPads

The iPad is a powerful creation tool in the hands of students.  Digital storytelling activities empower children to recount moments from their own life, explain their understanding of a topic, or persuade an audience.  Across the content areas, digital storytelling apps can help students connect with a real audience and a chance for them to […]

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Splash Math Summer Program: Summer Slide Prevention

As teachers and families kick off summer vacation it’s important to think about how students will continue to grow their skills over their break from school.  Splash Math offers an online summer program designed to help students maintain their math gains and prepare for the upcoming school year.  Their award winning eight week review program includes a Common Core […]

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Brainspace: Augmented Reality Enhanced Print Magazine

I’m a huge fan of augmented reality and want to share a magazine that is using this technology to engage readers. Brainspace is an educational print magazine that is interactive with iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets and Android smartphones. The pages come to life with extra content for 8-14 year old students as soon as they scan with the augmented reality […]

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Otus Learning Management System: Student Blog Tool

Otus is a free learning management system designed by teachers for teachers. It is an easy-to-use, powerful classroom tool that brings the best iPad and Chromebook education features together in one place. Since Otus is free, teachers are taking advantage of all of the great features it offers. The best way to begin using this tool is […]

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Mirroring360 by Splashtop: A Fantastic BYOD Tool

I’ve mentioned Mirroring360 in the past as fantastic tool for classrooms. Being able to mirror not just iPads but also Android devices, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs makes it a powerful, platform agnostic solution for BYOD environments. BYOD Tool Mirroring360 now offers new features – one of which is called Mirroring Assist. This feature enables devices […]

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Language Learning with Drawp – Support ELL Students

Drawp is a powerful app for teachers looking to engage students and manage their classroom workflow.  Teachers working with English Language Learners, or students learning a second language, love the voice recording features in Drawp.  Teachers can add voice stickers to any worksheet that they have by using Drawp.  The voice recording feature lets teachers […]

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Standards Planner: Summer Time-Saver for Your Lesson Plans

This year I’ve shared Standards Planner, an online tool that lets teachers create and organize their lessons quickly and easily. As you wrap up classes for summer and get ready for next year, Standards Planner will definitely come in handy. They are offering a free account for teachers with extra support, setup, and resources. This […]

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Critical Thinking Resources from Mentoring Minds

Critical thinking is an essential skill for students both across grade levels and content areas. Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of critical thinking resources for K-12, offers educators curriculum solutions in print and digital formats that integrate best practices for supplementary instruction, learning and assessment across a range of subject areas. Critical Thinking Resources Last year, […]

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10 Apps and Online Museum Resources for Students

Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge.  You want to make sure you have all of the resources your students need anytime of the school year. Whether your students are visiting the museum, or you just want to find the very best resources for them to explore in your […]

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