PowerUp WHAT WORKS Free Resource Library

PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities are now available in the OpenEd free resource library. OpenEd is the creator of the world’s largest online collection of standards-aligned resources that I shared earlier this year.  PowerUp provides customizable materials. There are also lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more. These can enhance […]

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Todo Math iPad App for Your Classroom

Todo Math is a fantastic math iPad app that supports Common Core Math instruction.  It includes exercises and activities to help students master pre-Kindergarten through second grade math skills.  This iPad app has bright and colorful features that will grab the attention of young learners and support them as they work to master math content. […]

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i-Skool Learning in Motion on Mobile Devices

I’ve shared lots of reasons why I’m a fan of QR codes.  i-Skool is a project that incorporates scannable technology and puts learning in motion.  Its goal is to enhance brain activity. This can happen by getting kids on their feet as they practice cognitive skills.  Teachers create a quiz with an item connected to […]

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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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