WordWriter Interactive Vocabulary Development Activities

If you’re looking for new way to increase student vocabulary, check out WordWriter. With WordWriter, students participate in short interactive vocabulary development activities that assess and enhance their understanding of key terms, figures, phrases, and dates. As students type the vocabulary word correctly, it is checked off in the Word Bank and highlighted in their text. It’s a great […]

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Personalized Literacy Support with Clicker 7

I recently had a chance to take a look at Clicker 7, a dynamic tool for teachers looking to provide personalized literacy support to students.  Clicker 7 helps students as they write and build literacy skills by providing a word processing space designed for their needs with speech support, a built in word predictor, a […]

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Short Passage Apps for Reading on iPads

Teachers looking for reading support for elementary school aged students will be excited to hear about this collection of apps designed by a reading teacher. The mother and son team have developed a series iPad apps that support students with text-based multiple choice comprehension questions, passages by guided reading level, and voice-to-text highlighting. Short Passage Apps Kindergarten […]

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7 Awesome Math Apps from the Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center has a handful of terrific apps for math students. Their virtual manipulatives let students move pieces around the screen and even annotate to demonstrate understanding. Most of the Math Learning Center apps are available for iPads, Android tablets and web browsers – making them a favorite choice for teachers in BYOD or mixed-device […]

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3 Adobe Spark Post Activities for Your Classroom

Spark Video and Spark Page are two of my favorite creation tools to share when leading workshops of K-12 teachers. They are both easy to use and very student friendly. Spark Post is the new addition to this trio of powerful Adobe apps. Adobe Spark Post lets users add text to images and create posters straight from […]

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BrainPOP’s Make-a-Map Tool: Critical Thinking & Creation

BrainPOP is one of my favorite tools for teachers and I’m excited to announce that I was recently named a Certified BrainPOP Educator! When I was in the classroom BrainPOP was a go-to resource for helping students understand complex topics. Their engaging movies are perfect for providing background information, building domain-specific vocabulary, and helping students better understand […]

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Drawp for School Commits to Protect Student Privacy

Drawp for School is a fantastic workflow and collaboration tool that I’ve highlighted in the past. They’ve recently taken a few actions to show their commitment to protects student privacy.  More teachers, parents, and school administrators are now realizing the importance of protecting student privacy. Last week, Drawp for School signed the Student Privacy Pledge and next month their […]

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ToonSpaghetti Story Lab: Classroom Edition App

ToonSpaghetti Story Lab is a fun educational story making studio for children five years of age and older. It was designed to improve performance in literacy, music and the Arts. With ToonSpaghetti, kids engage with story text and add media to create fully animated masterpieces. They can solve word games and challenges to build descriptive vocabulary and […]

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Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

The folks at Odeum are developing customizable and ready-to-go educational games for teachers.  These role-playing games apply to a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, literature and more. Educators can choose from games that feature Macbeth and Anne Frank or use different historical environments for customizable activities. Their “plug-and-play” kits of theaters, actors, and scene maps cover different topics and […]

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Bookshare Offers Accessible ebooks for Students with Print Disabilities

This month I had the chance to speak with the team at Bookshare — the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. A print disability is described as blindness, low vision, a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or a learning disability, like dyslexia. Bookshare has an extensive collection of educational and popular […]

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