TIME Edge: Engaging Nonfiction and Digital Literacy Resource

Students need experience navigating digital text and reading nonfiction.  TIME Edge is a web-based platform that is accessible through any browser on any device.  It includes engaging nonfiction passages, tools and multimedia features to take students deeper into the current events articles. It aligns to English Language Arts standards for 7th and 8th graders. This is […]

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Free Online Math Program and English Tool from PracTutor

Looking for a free online math program and English tool? This summer PracTutor is offering their online curriculum completely free for students.  This personalized curriculum also includes a diagnostic pre-test that measures current learning levels and customizes a learning path for every student.  This summer your students can practice Math and English skills. This can happen […]

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Literacy Assessment on Tablets with DRA2+ App for iPad

Teachers using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2+) can now gather formative reading assessment data on their iPad.  This app guides teachers through a literacy assessment. This data collection happens as they observe, record and evaluate changes in the reading performances of their students.  It is certainly a great option for schools making a move to […]

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The Answer Pad Interactive Learning Tool

The Answer Pad is a comprehensive interactive learning tool. It is different from the presentation and assessment tools you might have seen in the past.  This completely interactive mobile app and web tool promotes student engagement and helps teachers monitor student progress. The Answer Pad lets teachers design summative assessments that can be answered with a tap […]

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Use News-O-Matic Current Events App to Combat the Summer Slide

Are a fan of News-O-Matic? You’ll be happy to know that their current events app publishes daily news stories every single weekday all summer long.  With their high-interest topics, this app inspires kids to actually want to read the stories.  News-O-Matic delivers new content to the hands of student readers. This happens each day during the summer. […]

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ESL/ELD Digital Courseware by Teacher’s Discovery

Digital resources can support students who are learning English as a second language.  Voces® ESL/ELD Digital Courseware by Teacher’s Discovery is a complete digital resource. The organization is like a traditional textbook. But there are extra digital features, like video, audio, and automatic grading. In addition to their courseware, Voces also offers US History, Introductory Spanish, […]

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When do games inspire learning? GBL Webinar

On May 18th, I am moderating a webinar on game-based learning in the classroom. It is with leading expert Greg Toppo, USA Today’s K-12 education writer (and a former teacher). This GBL Webinar will focus on a popular topic schools are exploring this year. Greg has been researching game-based learning in schools. He recently wrote The Game […]

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iPad Animal Cam with Interactive Games for Students

Virry is an awesome iPad Animal Cam app that students of all ages will love to explore.  It gives users access to live cams for different animals as well as tons of interactive content.  Kids can also play games as they check out each animal, including lions, meerkats, giraffes, and more. iPad Animal Cam Children can watch […]

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Stage App: Turn Your iPad into an Interactive Document Camera

Teachers in one iPad classrooms can turn their device into an interactive document camera with lots of do-it-yourself tricks. The perfect app for turning your iPad into a presentation tool is Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera. It lets users switch from a white board, image background, and camera all while writing on the screen.  Extra […]

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