Newsela Text Sets: Paired Passages for Literature and Current Events

There are lots of reasons why I love Newsela. It’s an online (and now mobile) platform for current events articles. Teachers can search for articles on different topics and scan through the most recent news reports. Once you’ve found an article to share with students you can choose between five different Lexile levels for the just-right […]

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The Elements Periodic Table App from Touchpress

When I think back to my experience in Chemistry class I can only wonder if an interactive tablet experience would have helped my understanding of core concepts. The Elements is a Periodic Table app for iOS devices that truly brings the elements to life.  This high-quality app is perfect for classrooms where students are exploring […]

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Telestory Lesson Ideas for Moviemaking and Digital Storytelling

Digital tools can help students demonstrate their understanding and apply what they’ve learned in engaging, real world contexts. What I love about the Telestory app from Launchpad Toys is how students can quickly and easily become creators. Although there are other apps that let you create a book trailer or share a special moment (see […]

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Barefoot World Atlas App for Research and Exploration

The days of flipping through an encyclopedia and atlas are over in most classrooms. It is essential that we provide students with access to text types that are true to the digital world. One app that I absolutely love is Barefoot World Atlas from the folks at Touchpress. You might be familiar with some of […]

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Reading on Digital Devices: Use Annotation to Push Student Thinking

The world of education has changed greatly with the introduction of tablet technology. Students can interact with content in a completely new way, and teachers are adapting to these changes. When students read on a digital device, the experience of reading is altered. Highlighters, sticky notes, and index cards are no longer the default study […]

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15 Free Mobile Apps for Math Practice

Finding the right math app to support struggling students can be a challenge. I’ve created this list of 15 free mobile apps for math practice to help guide teachers in the right direction as they search for tools to support their students. You might decide to bring these into stations or recommend to families for […]

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Front Row: Personalized Math + ELA Practice

Front Row is a free, all-in-one program for math and reading comprehension that ensures every student receives high-quality, individualized practice. By addressing student weaknesses and building off strengths, Front Row is designed to increase confidence and promote growth in all students, regardless of their ability level. Personalized Math + ELA Practice Teachers can assign a specific […]

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Visme Presentation Tool & Infographic Maker

Visme is an simple-to-use online tool that makes it easy create infographics and presentations straight from your web browser. This laptop and Chromebook-friendly tool is perfect for teachers and students looking to design presentation slides or display data on infographics. It includes support for users of all levels, whether they are a pro at designing visuals or just […]

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SMART Board Notebook Lessons from Modern Chalkboard

Modern Chalkboard is a great resource for teachers looking for SMART Board Notebook lessons. With content for Kindergarten through fifth grade Modern Chalkboard has math lessons on a range of topics. Teachers can find lessons on topics like area, perimeter, addition, multiplication, fractions, and more. In addition to math lessons, Modern Chalkboard also gives teachers […]

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TOTI Virtual Teaching Online Learning Center for Readers

TOTI Virtual Teaching is an online learning center for teens and adults struggling to read. They offer intensive teaching and practice teen and adult readers can access from home. Their certified teachers have Special Ed and ESL qualifications and meet students online once a week. The TOTI Virtual Teaching practice tool is filled with content for older readers and […]

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