Imagine Easy Scholar: Tools for Students and Teachers

magine Easy Scholar has terrific tools for students and teachers that can support English Language Arts instruction and used across the content areas.  Students can use the Scholar Annotation Tool (Google Chrome Extension) to highlight text directly on a website. The highlighted information is saved to a digital notecard, where they can then add more information […]

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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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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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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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Todo Math for the Classroom: FREE Trial Offer

Todo Math is a fantastic iPad app that supports Common Core Math instruction.  It includes exercises and activities to help students master pre-Kindergarten through second grade math skills.  This iPad app has bright and colorful features that will grab the attention of young learners and support them as they work to master math content. Math […]

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i-Skool: Learning in Motion on Mobile Devices

I’ve shared lots of reasons why I’m a fan of QR codes.  i-Skool is a project that incorporates scannable technology and puts learning in motion.  Its goal is to enhance brain activity by getting kids on their feet as they practice cognitive skills.  Teachers create a quiz with an item connected to a color in […]

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Literacy Assessment on Tablets with DRA2+ App for iPad

Teachers using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2+) can now gather formative reading assessment data on their iPad.  This app guides teachers through data collection as they observe, record and evaluate changes in the reading performances of their students.  It’s a great option for schools making a move to paperless reporting. Literacy Assessment The app lets […]

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The Answer Pad Interactive Learning Tool

The Answer Pad is a comprehensive tool that is different from the presentation and assessment tools you might have seen in the past.  This completely interactive mobile app and web tool promotes student engagement and helps teachers monitor student progress. The Answer Pad lets teachers design summative assessments that can be answered with a tap of the […]

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When do games inspire learning? Game-Based Learning Webinar May 18

On May 18th, I am moderating a webinar on game-based learning in the classroom with leading expert Greg Toppo, USA Today’s K-12 education writer (and a former teacher). Greg has been researching game-based learning in schools, and he recently wrote The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter after finding himself […]

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