Build Sentences with Sentopiary: Grammar Practice on iPads

Sentopiary is a fun and simple app for learning grammar by building sentences.   With a clean and crisp user interface, the colorful word parts stand out on the screen and make it easy for students to navigate.  The app has four levels that match national curriculum in elementary and middle school classrooms by altering levels of complexity and […]

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Pixie Combines Text and Artwork for Understanding

Pixie is a fantastic creation tool for students that lets them combine artwork with text and voice recording to demonstrate understanding.  It can be used across the curriculum for students in any subject area.  Pixie is creativity software students can use to share ideas, imagination, and understanding.  By combining text, original artwork, voice narration, and […]

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LiveSchool Reward System for Students

If you’re looking to improve student buy-in and classroom culture, you’ll want to check out LiveSchool – a reward system for students.  This free and simple tool lets users track, motivate, and reward student behavior and participation. Reward System for Students LiveSchool is perfect for individuals or teams of teachers looking to seamlessly manage student behavior […]

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Increase Parent Engagement By Sharing Student Learning With Seesaw

Seesaw is an iPad app that captures student work making it easy to share with teachers and families.  With this app students can snap a picture of their work, record their voice and quickly show off what they have learned.  As more and more people use their phones to keep track of what is going on in […]

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Science4Us on the Web and App Store

Science4Us is a web-based science curriculum for students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.  It teaches science using a fun, interactive approach. In addition to digital games and online activities, there are offline experiments and hands-on projects. Teachers have access to detailed lesson plans, automated student reports and session guides to help prepare and […]

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TinyTap’s New Challenge Mode

TinyTap is a fantastic free app for tablets that has a new Challenge Mode.  Just like your students’ favorite games and quizzes it includes leaderboards, time limits, and lives.  They have a demo game to try and a collection of trivia games on their site that can inspire teachers as they create activities for students. Challenge Games for […]

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7 Ways to Use News-O-Matic in Your Classroom

I’ve shared some of the reasons why I think News-O-Matic is a great choice for integrating informational text into your everyday instruction.  Not only is nonfiction reading an important skill, but students can learn how to become informed citizens by interacting with news stories on a daily basis.  News-O-Matic has developed a list of different […]

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Create Learning Maps with Edynco

Edynco is an online tool for creating learning maps.  A learning map is a version of a mind map specially designed for teachers and students.  Learning maps can include several elements (called nodes) including: title, instruction/summary and an attached resource, which can be a website, quiz, video, audio, PDF, image or document. Nodes are placed on […]

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Transform Class Communication with TocoMail

Tocomail is a great tool for teachers and students that I first shared last year.  It is a communication tool that gives students the opportunity to message their classmates and teacher in a closed network that is tightly monitored.  With TocoMail teachers can created a “walled garden” of class communication using computers and tablets.  Students will get […]

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Flip Your Classroom in Minutes with Standard Planner

Earlier this year I shared Standards Planner, a lesson planner tool for teachers that allows users to search through thousands of free resources.  Teachers can create, upload, and convert lessons, videos, and instructional material to make a plan for instruction.  Standards Planner users can align their plans to all 50 state and national standards including the Common Core. […]

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