Science4Us Science Curriculum for Kids on the Web and App Store

Science4Us is a web-based science curriculum for kids in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.  It teaches science using a fun, interactive approach. In addition to digital games and online activities, there are offline experiments and hands-on projects. Teachers have access to detailed lesson plans. They can also see student reports and session guides to […]

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TinyTap’s New Challenge Games for Students

TinyTap is a fantastic free app for tablets that has a new Challenge Mode.  Just like your students’ favorite games and quizzes it includes leaderboards, time limits, and lives.  They have a demo game to try and a collection of trivia games on their site that can inspire teachers as they create activities for students. There is a […]

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7 Ways to Use News-O-Matic in Your Classroom

I’ve shared some of the reasons why I think News-O-Matic is a great choice for integrating informational text into your everyday instruction.  Not only is nonfiction reading an important skill, but students can learn how to become informed citizens by interacting with news stories on a daily basis.  News-O-Matic has developed a list of different […]

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Create Learning Maps with Edynco

Edynco is an online tool for creating learning maps.  A learning map is a version of a mind map specially for teachers and students.  Learning maps can include several elements (called nodes) including: title, instruction/summary and an attached resource, which can be a website, quiz, video, audio, PDF, image or document. Nodes are on an endless […]

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Transform Class Communication Email with TocoMail

Tocomail is a great tool for teachers and students. I first shared it last year.  It is a class communication email tool. It gives students the opportunity to message their classmates and teacher in a closed network that is tightly monitored.  With TocoMail teachers can created a “walled garden” of class communication using computers and tablets.  Students […]

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Flip Your Classroom in Minutes with Standard Planner

Earlier this year I shared Standards Planner. It is a lesson planner tool for teachers. This tool allows users to search through thousands of free resources.  Teachers can create, upload, and convert lessons, videos, and instructional material to make a plan for instruction.  Standards Planner users can align their plans to all 50 state and national standards including […]

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LoiLoNote School an Active Learning Creativity Tool

LoiLoNote School is an active learning, teamwork and creativity tool for students. LoiLoNote School is a tool for both teachers and students. It can also be part of a classroom and behavior management plan.  It’s perfect to use across the content areas in both a one-to-one and shared tablet environment. Learning Creativity Tool Instead of switching between […]

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Lyrics2Learn Lessons to Engage Readers

Lyrics2Learn is a website that hosts hundreds of 15 minute, interactive reading lessons for students.  These teacher-made lesson plans were made to improve elementary reading skills while keeping kids engaged.  It’s certainly a great choice for reading centers where students can work independently or share a screen. Lessons to Engage Readers Students can practice choral […]

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Simplify Your Digital Workflow with Seesaw

Earlier this month I posted about Seesaw. It is an app that captures student work. Seesaw is great for all learners in your classroom. It’s perfect for keeping your Digital Workflow simple this year. With this app students can snap a picture of their work and record their voice.  It’s a powerful way for children to show what they […]

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DIY Human Body App for Science Activities

Last year I shared a fantastic free app DIY Sun Science that gives students access to lots of content to explore.  The Lawrence Hall of Science has a new app for iPads called the DIY Human Body app. It includes informational text, activities and videos. Human Body App Students can read about body systems and examine different diagrams.  There […]

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