Buncee for Student Creations on iPads

Buncee is a web based creation tool that makes it simple for students to create anything from digital stories and multimedia research reports, to interactive presentations and holiday cards.  Buncee Creation Tool Using buncee’s digital creation canvas, you and your students can easily complete creative online projects by combining personal media, Buncee artwork and animations, and […]

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Healthy eBook: Keb and Cala Explore Sugar

Keb and Cala Explore Sugar, What Is It And Why Is It So Sweet? is an engaging eBook designed for iPads that will bring healthy eating to life for children.  It follows the adventures of Keb and Cala as they explore sugar in different foods.  The whimsical animations and characters will grab your students’ attention as they […]

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ComicMaster for Graphic Novels: Web Tool for Students

Graphic novels are becoming more and more popular in school libraries and classrooms.  If your students are reading these texts they might like the idea of telling their own stories using this format.  ComicMaster is a web-based application that lets students create their own comics. ComicMaster By accessing their website on an Internet browser, students […]

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Canva Poster Making Tool: Website & iPad App for Posters

Canva is a poster making tool that I absolutely love.  It’s free, easy to use, and a great tool for teachers and students. With this app and website users of any age can create beautiful posters. There are templates to help you gets started or you can use this poster tool as a completely blank […]

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Questionit iPad Language Learning App

The iPad is a powerful educational tool for students with special needs.  Questionit is designed to help children learn what type of word answers can be given to different questions.  It starts with simple sentences and moves to paragraphs as students practice answering.  This app uses faded color cues and errorless learning to help children build their understanding […]

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13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text

Informational text is an important feature of teaching students about the natural and social world and a key element of Common Core in today’s classrooms. Informational text varies from general non-fiction because of a few features—most notably that the information is structured in a way that helps students learn. For teachers looking to learn more […]

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Scholastic News for Informational Text and Articles

One of my favorite online resources is Scholastic News.  This website is perfect for finding high quality informational texts about current events.  Each article contains nonfiction text features including captions, maps, sections headings and more. Informational Text and Articles Scholastic News is a great resource for connecting current events issues to English Language Arts instruction or […]

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Engage and Collaborate with Chalkup Course Platform

Chalkup is a powerful tool for changing the way you teach and interact with students.  This online platform lets teachers take their classes to the next level by providing a way for teachers to engage their students.  Classes of students can collaborate on shared files to complete projects and study in groups.   Both teachers and […]

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Students Can Get Expert Advice from Academic Help

Earlier this year I shared Academic Help, a website that gives students and teachers access to free writing guides.  The site has been completely redesigned making it simple to search for exactly what you need.  On the homepage you’ll easily be able to click on keywords like bibliography, admission essay, or job application letter.  Kids can scan the different choices at […]

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Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling

Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite apps for digital storytelling and now they have a new version designed specifically for classroom use.  All of the original great features that allow students to bring still images to life by recording their voice over a slideshow have been enhanced for students. Digital Storytelling With Shadow Puppet EDU […]

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