Android Apps

News-O-Matic for Kid-Friendly Current Events

Sharing current events with students is so important but it is often challenging to find appropriate content for elementary schoolers.  News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for kids available on both iOS and Android devices (the app will soon be available on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets).  It provides engaging nonfiction text for  young readers to help them learn about the […]

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Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom

A paperless classroom on your wish list? Going paperless is a hot topic in edTech these days and shows lots of improvement on the traditional style of teaching from a pile of papers. Even students are weighing in that paperless teaching has positively impacted their ability to connect with other students and their work. Paperless […]

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Kibbtz.com for Student Behavior Data

Kibbtz.com gives teachers the power to manage their classroom in a fun and easy way.  This platform automatically collects the data educators need to support students.  Created by a former teacher, Kibbitz allows teachers and school administrators to make behavioral support decisions based on data. It keeps track of data on student behavior – both positive and […]

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Promote Collaboration with Drawp for School

The iPad is so much more than a content consumption device and Drawp for School is perfect for collaborative learning environments.  It’s a creaive tool that is easy-to-use and contains tons of great features for the classroom.  Students can work together and easily swipe across their screen to share their creations with their peers.  Drawp […]

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Vocabulary and Spelling Practice on Tablets and Web Browsers

VocabularySpellingCity is a game-based website and app used to build literacy skills with vocabulary and spelling for K-12. Students can use it to practice spelling and vocabulary words using one of more than 30 games and activities. Vocabulary and Spelling Practice In the classroom, teachers can automate grading of tests and differentiated instruction. You can […]

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QR Code Reader for All Devices!

The App Store is full of QR code readers – most of which are free.  My go-to QR code scanner is i-nigma.  One reason I recommend this app at workshops and conferences is because it can be used on lots of different devices.  If you visit their homepage you can see links for the Apple […]

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Use Remind to Reach Parents and Students

Remind is a fantastic platform for helping teachers and schools reach students and families.  Formerly known as Remind101, this web and app based tool lets users send text messages to a large group without having to worry about collecting phone numbers or giving out their own.  Teachers can schedule messages to remind families when assignments are due […]

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Brainly: A Homework Help Social Network

Students struggling to complete their homework  can work through tough problems and find answers to their questions thanks to homework help from Brainly.  This website geared towards middle and high school students provides a social network where teens can pose questions and leave answers for other students around the world.  Brainly provides access for students who […]

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Talking QR Codes? Try out this Audio QR Codes tip

QR codes are such a fantastic resource for students. This is especially true for those who need a little extra support.  Vocaroo is a free web tool that truly makes your QR codes start talking! It can help you create audio QR codes this school year. Audio QR Codes You can record your voice and it […]

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10 Tech Tools: Vocabulary Apps & Websites

There are tons of vocabulary apps, websites and tools to help students learn new words.  With these resources you can certainly help students learn and practice new words. This happens through games and also traditional study routines.  Click on each post to read more about using these tools with students of all ages across the content […]

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