iPad/Laptop Use

Tweeting the Read Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Read-alouds are a crucial part of English language arts instruction. Students of all ages should be exposed to high-quality stories and informational text. Reading aloud to children provides an amazing opportunity for them to engage with text. Younger students can listen to stories that are too challenging for them to tackle by themselves.  Older children […]

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Metria Master Teacher Edition for Data Collection and Lesson Planning

Metria Master Teacher Edition is designed to save teachers time and make it a easy to implement instructional best practices.  It comes with supports for creating rigorous year-long unit plans and engaging daily lessons with quick correlation to the Common Core State Standards.  There are links to exemplar Common Core unit plans for K-12 Math and ELA, […]

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Splashtop Teacher Mobility and Student Engagement for 1:1 and BYOD

Finding the right tool for student engagement and keeping teachers mobile can be a challenge in a one-to-one classroom.  Splashtop Education products enables you to remotely control the lesson from anywhere in the classroom, annotate then share the content with everyone. Students can also mirror their iPads, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs to your computer. Student Engagement […]

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Blasts from StudySync for Sharing Student Opinion

StudySync’s Blast feature offers a real-world, read-write connection for students, giving them the opportunity to share their opinions on a variety of topics. You’ll be able to help students answer the question, What’s happening in the world today? and learn about what your students think about those current events. Blasts are one of the many resources offered […]

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Multiply and Divide with Lumio Farm Factor App

Lumio Farm Factor is a fun and colorful app that helps students understand the basics of multiplication and division.  Straight forward and easy to use, this factor app for iPads is perfect for elementary school students working with number sense and operations. Math Factor App Students can work through different problems by moving objects across the […]

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Thinglink for Interactive Images: Amazing Creation Tool

I love tools that turn your tablet into a content creation tool.  Thinglink is a fantastic example of an app that lets users become creators.  With this app teachers and students can layer information on top of any image that they like – making interactive images.  They might find a primary source document and add questions […]

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Popplet: Graphic Organizer for iPads and Web Browsers

Graphic organizers are fantastic for helping students brainstorm ideas for a personal narrative or collect information for a research report.  Kids can create mind maps, sequence events, make connections, and more. Graphic Organizer for iPads Popplet is a terrific app for iOS devices that is also available on web browsers.  Students can create their own graphic […]

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15 Apps and Websites for Primary Source Documents

It’s so important to include primary sources in your English Language Arts and content area instruction.  Whether you’re conducting a close reading of a text or drawing conclusions from a photograph there are lots of ways that students can interact with artifacts.  Here are a few great online resources and apps for primary source documents. Each […]

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SNAP Close Reading Portfolio for Common Core ELA Support

If you’re trying to align your English Language Arts instruction to the Common Core State Standards you’ll want to check out the new Close Reading Portfolio from SNAP.  It’s a reading product for students in grades 2-8 that helps kids with close reading.  There are interactive exercises that push students to think about the meaning of […]

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Create and Share Activities with ChallengeU Online Platform

ChallengeU is an online educational platform that allows teachers to create and share learning activities. Teachers can make content available to students anywhere at anytime, and ChallengeU is compatible on all devices and completely free. ChallengeU Online Platform Teachers can upload different file types and student questions all in the same activity. Students can then hand in […]

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