LMS and Assessment Resources

Legend: An Exciting Visual Storytelling Platform

A new online platform is helping teachers use stories to make content meaningful and engaging for their students.  Visual storytelling is a powerful way for teachers looking to reach students as they introduce new topics and concepts.  Legend is a terrific website that makes it easy for teachers to use video, images, and text to transform […]

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Online Reading Community: Bookopolis.com for Social Readers

Bookopolis.com is a kid-friendly social network, book discovery tool and online reading community.  It gives students an opportunity to safely connect with friends to share their favorite books.  This site helps children locate new books that fit their interests through personalized and peer based recommendations.  Designed for students in second through sixth grade, Bookopolis is also […]

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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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NoteLedge PDF Notes on iPad for Education

NoteLedge is a terrific app for PDF Notes on iPad. It will come in handy for both teachers and students.  It lets users take notes on their iPad that includes video and audio recordings.  You can even record audio of a lecture as you are typing notes on your screen.  It has a varitey of options […]

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Completely FREE Management App for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

Otus is a terrific management tool for teachers in one-to-one classrooms who want an easy way to keep track of student work, provide opportunities for collaboration, and so much more.  I’ve had the opportunity to share Otus with my readers and webinar attendees and want to highlight one of the fantastic aspects of this powerful […]

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Canva Poster Making Tool: Website & iPad App for Posters

Canva is a poster making tool that I absolutely love.  It’s free, easy to use, and a great tool for teachers and students. With this app and website users of any age can create beautiful posters. There are templates to help you gets started or you can use this poster tool as a completely blank […]

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13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text

Informational text is an important feature of teaching students about the natural and social world and a key element of Common Core in today’s classrooms. Informational text varies from general non-fiction because of a few features—most notably that the information is structured in a way that helps students learn. For teachers looking to learn more […]

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Scholastic News for Informational Text and Articles

One of my favorite online resources is Scholastic News.  This website is perfect for finding high quality informational texts about current events.  Each article contains nonfiction text features including captions, maps, sections headings and more. Informational Text and Articles Scholastic News is a great resource for connecting current events issues to English Language Arts instruction or […]

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