Language Learning with Drawp – Support ELL Students

Drawp is a powerful app for teachers looking to engage students and manage their classroom workflow.  Teachers working with English Language Learners, or students learning a second language, love the voice recording features in Drawp.  Teachers can add voice stickers to any worksheet that they have by using Drawp.  The voice recording feature lets teachers […]

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Standards Planner: Summer Time-Saver for Your Lesson Plans

This year I’ve shared Standards Planner, an online tool that lets teachers create and organize their lessons quickly and easily. As you wrap up classes for summer and get ready for next year, Standards Planner will definitely come in handy. They are offering a free account for teachers with extra support, setup, and resources. This […]

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Critical Thinking Resources from Mentoring Minds

Critical thinking is an essential skill for students both across grade levels and content areas. Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of critical thinking resources for K-12, offers educators curriculum solutions in print and digital formats that integrate best practices for supplementary instruction, learning and assessment across a range of subject areas. Critical Thinking Resources Last year, […]

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10 Apps and Online Museum Resources for Students

Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge.  You want to make sure you have all of the resources your students need anytime of the school year. Whether your students are visiting the museum, or you just want to find the very best resources for them to explore in your […]

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Tocomail Online Communication Tool for Kids

Tocomail provides fun and safe online communication for kids. Kids can use Tocomail to send messages to family members and friends, and it is great as classroom communication service. Since I first wrote about Tocomail, a lot of new options have been added. This includes single click audio and video messaging, texting, and updated interface. With […]

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Tiggly Words: An Interactive iPad Toy for Young Learners

I’m a huge fan of Tiggly Shapes and Tiggly Math an interactive toy that can be used with special iPad apps to build foundational skills.  The folks behind this awesome product have just released Tiggly Words to help children master foundational literacy skills. Tiggly Words includes five colorful smart vowel toys that students can place on their iPad […]

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Webinar Recap: Use Gamification in Your Classroom

I recently hosted a webinar with Greg Toppo from USA Today, who wrote the book The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter.  He discussed the power of gamification in the classroom and shared lots of terrific resources. Gamification in Your Classroom Greg spoke about the idea of “hard fun.” Gaming is often […]

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Storytelling With Wearable Technology

Wearable technology is incredibly exciting for educators and students of all ages. In the past few years, mobile devices have found an essential place in the classroom. If you’ve used smartphones and tablets as instructional tools, you know how powerful these devices can be in the hands of students. Will this also be true for […]

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FluentU for Language Learning

If you are a language teacher you’ll want to check out FluentU. FluentU helps you teach a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. It’s a fast and effective way to incorporate authentic content and cultural immersion into your language learning lessons. As a web based tool with a companion iPhone app it makes learning […]

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PowerUp WHAT WORKS Free Resource Library

PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities are now available in the OpenEd resource library. OpenEd is the creator of the world’s largest online collection of standards-aligned resources that I shared earlier this year.  PowerUp provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more to enhance learning for students with […]

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