Virtual Field Trips: Search & Schedule with FieldTripZoom

If you’ve ever felt like your location or budget made field trips tough for your classroom, there’s a great virtual solution worth exploring. FieldTripZoom provides teachers with an online service for virtual field trips. It lets them search, order, schedule and connect to hundreds of live interactive educational programs. These programs provide students with unique learning experiences that […]

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Cashtivity: An Online Platform for PBL Classrooms

In a project-based learning (or PBL) environment students explore a topic by solving a problem.  Earlier this summer I shared Cashtivity, a free online platform for PBL Classrooms. It can help students run their own business.  It provides kids with the tools they need to brainstorm. They can make decisions about running a business while working […]

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Personalized Digital Learning with Istation Math

Istation Math uses game-like formative assessments and an adaptive online curriculum to address the needs of individual students.  This personalized digital learning platform can screen students in your class to identify the areas where they need extra help.  Through interactive lessons with guided and independent practice, students can certainly work to master foundational math skills. Using […]

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New from ClassDojo: Class Story for Family Communication

ClassDojo is popular classroom tool that can help motivate students and keep track of behavior.  Parents can stay in the loop with ClassDojo Messaging which lets families see their child’s progress anytime and anywhere.  Class Story is a new addition to ClassDojo that makes it even easier to share the story of your day.  Teachers can […]

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TenMarks Math Platform: Individualized Online Support for Students

TenMarks math platform helps teachers individualize math instruction for their elementary and middle school students.  It saves educators time preparing lessons. This tool can reinforce concepts to improve student outcomes. It also lets teachers differentiate as a result of o student need. All of this happens while boosting student engagement and motivation. TenMarks Math Platform […]

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SimplyCircle: A Free App to Simplify Teacher-Parent Communication

SimplyCircle offers teachers a free, safe and simple way to communicate with parents. Teachers can send updates, create events and tasks, and request volunteer signups. Users are also able to share documents and photos with the entire classroom. This Teacher-Parent Communication app is certainly a good tool for educators to explore. They can message individual parents privately […]

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Creative Writing Prompts App for iOS: Ideas, Notebook and More

There are a handful of apps that help students brainstorm and collect their writing.    The Creative Writing Prompts app is another iOS app that can help students gather ideas and start writing.  This app combines prompts with a space to write and even lets users set up reminders to write on a regular basis. Writing Prompts […]

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Exploring Character Perspectives: An iPad Lesson Idea

Using iPads during your literacy block can help students engage with text and content on a new level.  There is no one app that is going to teach them how to be amazing readers, but there are plenty of apps that can support the tasks that you create for students.  One of my favorite activities […]

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FrontRow Sound Technology to Increase Attention and Engagement

Juno from FrontRow activates by voice. This sound system that records lessons and helps teachers manage their classroom.  With FrontRow Sound Technology, teachers can control the volume of their voice in the room as they transition from whole group instruction, small group support, and one-on-one intervention.  With voice commands they can even tell the system to start […]

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Cashtivity: Bring Entrepreneurship Education to Your Classroom

Entrepreneurship education provides students with an introduction to skills that can be applied in the real world.  By engaging in tasks that connect to their everyday life, students will see a purpose for the math instruction, group work, and presentation skills that are woven throughout K-12 curriculum.  Cashtivity is a fantastic, free online tool for teachers looking […]

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