CartoonSmart Video Tutorials for Students

Video Tutorials for Students can help kids make meaning of new information. CartoonSmart is a great resource for students and educators looking for video tutorials on Art, iOS development, HTML5 and more.  As one of the first video-learning sites on the web they’ve embraced the interest in mobile app development and have tons of tools for teachers […]

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Build Sentences with Sentopiary: Grammar Practice on iPads

Sentopiary is a fun and simple app for Grammar Practice on iPads. Students can use iPads to help with learning grammar by building sentences.   It has a clean and crisp user interface. The colorful word parts stand out on the screen and make it easy for students to navigate.  The app has four levels that […]

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Pixie Uses Art to Check for Understanding

Pixie is a fantastic creation tool. It can help you use Art to Check for Understanding. This app for students lets them combine artwork with text and voice recording to demonstrate understanding.  You can use it across the curriculum for students in any subject area.  Pixie is creativity software students can use to share ideas, […]

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LiveSchool Reward System for Students

If you’re looking to improve student buy-in and classroom culture, you’ll want to check out LiveSchool – a reward system for students.  This free and simple tool lets users track, motivate, and reward student behavior and participation. Reward System for Students LiveSchool is perfect for individuals or teams of teachers looking to seamlessly manage student behavior […]

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Increase Parent Engagement By Sharing Student Learning With Seesaw

Seesaw is an iPad app that captures student work making it easy to share with teachers and families. Ready to Increase Parent Engagement? With this app students can snap a picture of their work. Then, they can record their voice and quickly show off what they have learned.  More and more people use their phones to keep track of […]

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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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