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Creating Augmented Reality Triggers with Canva

Canva is a favorite app and web tool for creating classroom posters.  It is an easy to use graphic design tool that turns users into creators of amazing content.  At LitWorld this past year we’ve used Canva to make posters for interactive library spaces.  The posters alone are visually pleasing but not exactly interactive. Creating Augmented […]

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News-O-Matic Site License for Schools

Do you need a News-O-Matic Site License for this school year? This year I’ve highlighted some of the reasons that I love News-O-Matic. It is as a source of quality informational text for students.  This app is available on multiple platforms. This includes iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire. Teachers can access News-O-Matic‘s content on […]

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Pixie Uses Art to Check for Understanding

Pixie is a fantastic creation tool. It can help you use Art to Check for Understanding. This app for students lets them combine artwork with text and voice recording to demonstrate understanding.  You can use it across the curriculum for students in any subject area.  Pixie is creativity software students can use to share ideas, […]

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Create Learning Maps with Edynco

Edynco is an online tool for creating learning maps.  A learning map is a version of a mind map specially for teachers and students.  Learning maps can include several elements (called nodes) including: title, instruction/summary and an attached resource, which can be a website, quiz, video, audio, PDF, image or document. Nodes are on an endless […]

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LoiLoNote School an Active Learning Creativity Tool

LoiLoNote School is an active learning, teamwork and creativity tool for students. LoiLoNote School is a tool for both teachers and students. It can also be part of a classroom and behavior management plan.  It’s perfect to use across the content areas in both a one-to-one and shared tablet environment. Learning Creativity Tool Instead of switching between […]

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Lyrics2Learn Lessons to Engage Readers

Lyrics2Learn is a website that hosts hundreds of 15 minute, interactive reading lessons for students.  These teacher-made lesson plans were made to improve elementary reading skills while keeping kids engaged.  It’s certainly a great choice for reading centers where students can work independently or share a screen. Lessons to Engage Readers Students can practice choral […]

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Co-Create Multimedia Notebooks with bindrs

If you are looking to create multimedia notebooks with your students you’ll definitely want to check out bindrs.  This completely free tool supports group projects and is as simple to use as a paper notebook.  It utilizes social media channels like Facebook and Twitter to help bring students together to create, update and share projects. […]

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Online Writing Course for High School Students

A new writing course for students and educators is now available online. Writing Whatever has been called “the missing writing course” for high schools because it bridges that gap between narrative writing in the middle grades and the expository writing of the upper grades. Using a unique, copyrighted numbering system, Writing Whatever shows students exactly […]

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All-in-One App from ClassDojo: Connects Teachers, Parents, and Students

ClassDojo has been featured on my site a handful of times the past few years because I think it is a truly transformative tool for educators.  They’ve released a brand new update that takes all of its fantastic features to the next level. The new app is available on both iOS and Android devices and […]

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ProjectWriter for Collaborative Classroom Assignments

ProjectWriter is a new web tool that lets teachers design projects step-by-step for a Collaborative Classroom.  Users start off by naming their project and adding assignments for students to complete, such as answering a question by submitting a piece of writing.  As soon as they complete the task you can view their work and offer feedback. […]

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