4 iPad Apps for Learning Letter Sounds

The iPad is a fantastic tool for supporting student learning.  It provides an opportunity for children to interact with content in a completely new way.  These letter sound apps focus on supporting students as they master the sounds that letters make.  Beyond naming and identifying each letter, the goal of these apps is to cultivate […]

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3 Apps to Explore Outer Space

With only a few more chapters to go in Andy Weir’s The Martian and the recent news of water on Mars, outer space has been on my mind more than usual.  If your students are curious about the moon, planets, or space travel, they’ll want to check out these fantastic outer space apps for the iPad.  Each […]

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News-O-Matic Now Available for Computers & Chromebooks

This month I’ve visited a handful of elementary schools looking to use iPads and Chromebooks effectively in English Language Arts instruction.  News-O-Matic has been one of my favorite iPad apps to share with elementary school teachers.  I’m excited to announce that News-O-Matic is now available on web browsers, making it perfect for Chromebook and laptop […]

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Drawp for School & The Four Cs: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Creativity

Earlier this year I shared Drawp for School, an engaging tool for sharing and collaboration in tech-friendly classrooms.  It lets teachers send assignments to students and collect their finished product.  Kids can work together on interactive projects using Drawp for School on their tablet.  This tool is iPad, Android, Windows tablet, Chromebook and Mac friendly and can […]

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English Language Arts Media-Rich Curriculum from StudySync

StudySync® is a media-rich curriculum for middle and high school educators.  It uses the power of digital tools to offer a variety of media that speaks to the way students interact with the world.  It includes video introductions and modeling of topics as well as social media-like critical thinking exercises. Media-Rich Curriculum Designed for students in grades 6-12, StudySync® provides an […]

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3 Public Speaking Apps: Helpful Tools for Students

Speaking to groups large and small can be a challenge for students of any age.  Children who are well prepared are bound to be more confident when a public speaking assignment comes their way.  Technology tools can support students as they work on their speeches and practice speaking aloud.  These apps are perfect for setting […]

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Wonder Workshop STEM-Based Interactive Early Learning Experience

Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive learning experience that introduces coding to K-5 learners.  They’ve partnered with the folks at Sunburst Digital and now offer three programs for K-12: Wonder Pilot, Wonder Class 24, and Wonder Class 30. Interactive Early Learning The Wonder Pilot program provides K-5 classrooms with three sets of Dash & Dot robots, the software […]

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TELL Test of English Language Learning: Tablet-Based Assessment

Earlier this year Pearson launched TELL (Test of English Language Learning), a tablet-based assessment.  It was developed to support schools as they work with English Language Learners (ELLs) to build English language skills. TELL uses automated scoring technology to give teachers quick access to formative assessment data.  This information also helps district leaders by giving them the data they […]

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BoomWriter Free Group-Writing Platform Promotes Collaboration

BoomWriter is a free website for teachers that provides a platform for student group-writing.  It offers three group-writing tools that let teachers conduct engaging activities focused on developing and enhancing their students’ skills in writing and vocabulary across all curriculum areas.  BoomWriter’s three collaborative tools include (1) StoryWriter for creative and narrative writing, (2) WordWriter for vocabulary, […]

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CanaryGrading: Review & Grade Student Work Anytime

Earlier this year I shared Canaryflow, a workflow tool that makes it easier for teachers to assign lessons and students to submit work.  The team at Canary Learning has just introduced a grading tool called CanaryGrading.  In addition to handing out and collecting assignments teacher can also grade student work within the Canary Learning platform.  CanaryGrading makes it […]

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