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Money App for Teaching Values and Relationships

In the past few years I’ve shared some of my favorite apps from The Math Learning Center. Their new Money app helps students visualize and understand money values and relationships. Versions of the app are available for web browsers as well as downloads for Apple, Windows, and Chrome devices. Money Pieces provides students two versions […]

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Cloudschool Free Learning Management System: An LMS for Teachers

Cloudschool.org is a learning management system (LMS) that provides a simple, free way for teachers to plan and deliver lessons online. Teachers can also publish lessons, homework, and assignments for students to access on any device. This is without students needing a log-in. Teachers can use Cloudshool’s simple tools to create dynamic, multimedia-rich courses. Teachers can certainly […]

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Personalized Adaptive Learning Program ClassK12

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) environments are popular in schools where students have access to a variety of devices or where students have a device from home they use at school.  ClassK12  is a personalized adaptive learning program for K-5 ELA and Math.  It also works on iPads, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Android devices.  Students can login to their ClassK12 account using […]

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Online Games for Students: DigiPuzzle for Skill Practice & Play

DigiPuzzle is a resource for online games for students that covers a wide range of skills and interests.  This website includes educational games. These games cover math skills like fractions and multiplication and playful games related to topics like wintertime.  Finding online resources for students that keeps them interested and engaged can be a challenge, but […]

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Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip

GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers an extensive set of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos, each followed by practice exercises and writing application activities.  Students learn at their own pace from instructional videos. Then they receive instant feedback from interactive practice exercises. Finally they can apply their knowledge through writing activities. […]

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Classroom, Inc. Literacy Games with Real World Connections

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit that makes literacy games and project-based activities connected to the real world.  It is for middle school and early high school students. Their content aligns to the Common Core State Standards in both reading and writing.  Classroom, Inc.’s newest game series “Read to Lead” integrates leadership skills such as critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving […]

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News-O-Matic News Articles for Kids on Computers & Chromebooks

This month I’ve visited a handful of elementary schools looking to use iPads and Chromebooks effectively in English Language Arts instruction.  News-O-Matic has been one of my favorite iPad apps to share with elementary school teachers.  I’m excited to announce that News-O-Matic news articles for kids is now available on new platforms. You can now […]

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Deliver Collaborative Lessons and Assessments with MimioMobile

This month Mimio launched MimioMobile for the Web — a new version of its MimioMobile application.  The web application lets educators deliver collaborative lessons and assessments to their entire class.  The release of their web version means that MimioMobile now works on virtually any device. MimioMobile now works on almost any device — Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, laptops, and even […]

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Zoom In: 18 Free History Lessons with Primary Sources

The Zoom In online platform features 18 skill-focused, document-rich lessons that address every era of U.S. history. Each interactive inquiry engages students in reading documents closely, gathering evidence, and writing an argumentative or explanatory essay. Free History Lessons Rich primary and secondary texts are at the core of Zoom In lessons, giving voice to multiple perspectives […]

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Grammarly’s Online Plagiarism Checker for Teachers & Students

Looking fo a plagiarism checker? Yesterday I attended the iBooks Author Conference in Nashville and a panel presenter mentioned Grammarly.  Grammarly has a plagiarism checking service available for teachers and students.  This feature lets users copy and paste text or upload a file to check for plagiarism.  The interface of Grammarly’s website makes it easy for […]

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