Easy Spelling App for Home & School Support

Looking for a spelling app for iPads? Easy Spelling Aid is an iPad app that supports students with a variety of needs.  Kids can work through exercises at home or at school to learn how to spell and write any word.  The simple and straightforward app is easy to use.  It uses speech recognition to […]

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3 Screencasting Resources for the Flipped Teacher

Teachers looking to flip their classrooms can explore a variety of tools. Screencasting is the process of recording what you are doing on your tablet or computer. It’s like taking a screenshot but includes audio and video recording too. In the flipped classroom screencasts can be used to create the video clips you ask students […]

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Introduction to DNA with a Playful Puzzle Tablet App

DNA Play is a fantastic app from the folks at Avokiddo.  I love the idea of introducing students to basic concepts with an introduction to DNA through a simple and playful game.  This DNA app will help kids will learn how to build creatures by completing a series of DNA puzzles. They can get creative and experiment […]

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Spiraled Technology Skills Curriculum to Teach Coding and Programming

Interested in a technology skills curriculum? There are so many fantastic apps and websites that help students explore computer science skills.  Sunburst Digital has chosen three favorite applications to create a specialized curriculum for K-12 students.  They have designed a curriculum that helps children in elementary, middle and high school develop 21st century digital skills. […]

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HMH Marketplace: Connecting Edtech Startups and Educators

Earlier this month Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched HMH Marketplace, an online destination for educators to discover, share and sell resources. To mark the launch and encourage innovation amongst educators, the company is hosting Curious Classroom, an online contest for teachers.  The contest spotlights effective and original resources that have fostered curiosity in the classroom. They […]

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Personalized Curriculum for K-8 from MobyMax

Finding materials that are just right for every student is a daily challenge for teachers. MobyMax offers a integrated curriculum. It covers reading, writing, vocabulary, language, math, fact fluency, number sense, science and early reading. The personalized curriculum identifies student skill gaps. This happens with a find-and-fix technology. This technology targets instruction and increases one full grade […]

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Zoom In: 18 Free History Lessons with Primary Sources

The Zoom In online platform features 18 skill-focused, document-rich lessons that address every era of U.S. history. Each interactive inquiry engages students in reading documents closely, gathering evidence, and writing an argumentative or explanatory essay. Free History Lessons Rich primary and secondary texts are at the core of Zoom In lessons, giving voice to multiple perspectives […]

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Grammarly’s Online Plagiarism Checker for Teachers & Students

Looking fo a plagiarism checker? Yesterday I attended the iBooks Author Conference in Nashville and a panel presenter mentioned Grammarly.  Grammarly has a plagiarism checking service available for teachers and students.  This feature lets users copy and paste text or upload a file to check for plagiarism.  The interface of Grammarly’s website makes it easy for […]

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Explore Solar System on iPads with Professor Astro Cat

Taking students on field trips around the solar system might not be an option at your school.  If that’s the case, you’ll want to check out Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System app. Ready to explore the solar system on iPads? This beautifully designed app was just released on the Apple App Store.  Based on the […]

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Blue Planet Tales: Interactive Storybooks for Tablets

I spend a lot of time visiting schools and talking to teachers about accessing text from tablets.  Blue Planet Tales is an app for iPads and Android devices that places interactive storybooks in the hands of students.  Students can read along with the text and there are questions at the end of each book. Interactive Storybooks […]

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