LMS and Assessment Resources

Tocomail Launches Bullying Filter

Last month I featured a new tech tool that allows children to email safely.  TocoMail provides a closed network for student email that teachers can monitor.  This includes controlling contact lists so students can write emails only to their classmates.  With TocoMail students can learn about digital citizenship and English Language Arts skills.  Kids can […]

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YoouKids to Manage Videos for Students

YouTube is a terrific resource for teachers looking for content to share with students.  There are tons of videos that will reinforce key concepts and help kids get excited about what they are learning in the classroom.  Since there are plenty of videos on YouTube that are not kid-friendly, YoouKids has developed an iPad app […]

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Easily Annotate PDFs in Your Classroom This Year

For teachers and students looking to mark up a text on their iPad, Easy Annotate is worth checking out.  This iPad app lets users look at two PDF documents at once for side by side viewing, editing and linking.  Easy Annotate gives you the power to highlight, mark, underline, cross-out, draw, and add notes to […]

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Scholastic Book Wizard: Scan Books for More Info

With this awesome app, teachers can scan and search books to access tons of information.  Scholastic Book Wizard lets you scan the barcode or type in the title of a text to find out the Lexile level and guided reading level of a book. Scholastic Book Wizard This tool works on iPhone and iPads making […]

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No More Grading Thanks to ScribeSense

Teachers looking to quickly grade papers will be blown away by ScribeSense.  Not only will this service input the answers to multiple choice test questions but it has the ability to grade handwritten answers so short answer quizzes can be scored just as easily.  ScribeSense also provides tools to backup student data, track the performance […]

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19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management

Classroom management apps can be a great time saver and help you better organize your classroom, teaching work, and be a better teacher. If anyone tells you that an iPad is just for playing Angry Birds, this list of teacher tools and classroom management apps is sure to change their mind. Check out these tips, […]

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An App to Track Conferences from Stream Reading

If you’re looking for an app to track conferences with your mobile device, check out Stream Reading.  Designed for both iPhone and iPad users this app  lets teachers easily manage reading reports and organize student data.  You can record audio of a student reading using your device’s microphone and  document what happened when you met […]

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Class Charts to Track Behavior

Class Charts is a behavior tracking technology tool that makes it easy for teachers to collect data in their classroom.  This tool can be used to create seating charts for a class that provides a visual overview of student needs.  Class Charts gives teachers the ability to track and share data on student behavior to […]

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Stay Organized with LifeNoted

A fantastic scheduling tool, LifeNoted merges your calendar, notes, and photo taking in one powerful app.  Perfect for busy teachers and older students learning time management skills, LifeNoted gives you one place to record events and ideas.  Users can search through all of their notes by keyword and manage multiple calendars from within the app.  […]

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A Virtual Number Line for iPads

The Math Learning Center has some fantastic apps and I’ve already shared two of my favorites: Geoboard and Number Pieces. On the hunt for a number line for iPads? You’ll want to check out their Chromebook friendly web app and iPad app for students. This useful virtual math tool is one I recommend to teachers […]

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