Seesaw Journal: A Tool for English Language Learners

Last month I shared Seesaw, a new app from the makers of Shadow Puppet that provides a quick and easy way to capture student work.  Seesaw Journal lets students snap a picture of their work and record their voice.  It provides a unique way for children to interact with what they’ve learned and demonstrate their understanding […]

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CueThink for Dynamic Math Problem Solving on iPads

CueThink is an iPad app designed to improve students’ math problem­ solving skills.  The platform centers around a “thinklet,” a showcase for student problem­ solving.  This video vignette captures the steps each student takes as they solve a problem. Students can share these responses with the teacher and classmates. CueThink provides a framework for critical thinking […]

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Math Comics App from Yamie Chess

Yamie Chess is a math learning resource that supports elementary and middle school students.  You might be familiar with their board game that helps students learn math skills while playing chess.   Working with both U.S. chess masters and math educators, Yamie Chess has created a set of comic books for students that are used to […]

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Introducing K-1 Equations with Online Pan Balance

I’ve shared some of the reasons that I love Happy Numbers and their great resources for elementary school students.  They have recently released a pan balance feature to help K-1 students understand equations.  This online pan balance makes it simple for teachers to introduce a concept that young children can find challenging. Online Pan Balance […]

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9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

Many schools across the country have professional development days built into their calendar and regularly send teachers to sessions related to their discipline or passion. These are great opportunities to collaborate with staff members in your building and meet educators with similar goals in nearby schools. If your school doesn’t have the resources or hasn’t […]

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Book Writer One A Creation Tool for iPads

Last year I shared the app Book Writer which helps students publish their own work.  This is a creation tool for iPads. Book Writer has a simple and intuitive interface that makes it easy for users of all ages to create their very own multimedia enhanced book.  Students and teachers can add video, audio and […]

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Grammarly: A Fantastic Grammar Checking Tool

If you’re look for a way to support your students as writers or simply would like an extra tool to check your own work, you’ll want to check out Grammarly.  It is an automated grammar checker web application that is already used by over four million people around the world.  Grammarly helps users detect grammar errors in their […]

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Tutor Toot Online Homework Help for Students

Tutor Toot is a soon-to-be-launched online homework assistance service that is specifically designed to help students master classroom content at home.  Busy parents can support their children with this virtual tutor service that helps students understand challenging homework problems.  In addition to servicing a wide range of students, Tutor Toot provides online homework assistance for free to children in […]

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Capture Student Work with Seesaw App – The Learning Journal

 I’m very excited about the new learning journal Seesaw app which can help teachers and parents connect with students and keep track of their school work.  Seesaw is a simple way for students as young as 5 to independently document what they are learning at school.  It empowers students to take more ownership of their learning. Seesaw app gives parents a personalized, up-to-date window of what their […]

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Standards Planner Online Tool For Teachers

Standards Planner is a lesson planner tool for teachers that allows them to search through thousands of free resources such as Khan Academy, CK12 Flexbooks, and even their own Google Drive.  Teachers can create, upload, and convert lessons, videos, and instructional material.  With Standards Planner users can align their plans to all 50 state and […]

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