Spelling and Letter Practice App DIC-DIC

DIC-DIC is an educational game for students that lets them practice writing and letter-sound matching.  Children can choose from varying levels of difficulty and whether or not they want to use clues.  This spelling and letter practice app is a great choice for kids practicing their first language and for building vocabulary in a foreign language. Letter […]

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Build Sentences with Sentopiary: Grammar Practice on iPads

Sentopiary is a fun and simple app for learning grammar by building sentences.   With a clean and crisp user interface, the colorful word parts stand out on the screen and make it easy for students to navigate.  The app has four levels that match national curriculum in elementary and middle school classrooms by altering levels of complexity and […]

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7 Ways to Use News-O-Matic in Your Classroom

I’ve shared some of the reasons why I think News-O-Matic is a great choice for integrating informational text into your everyday instruction.  Not only is nonfiction reading an important skill, but students can learn how to become informed citizens by interacting with news stories on a daily basis.  News-O-Matic has developed a list of different […]

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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 created lesson plans were designed to improve elementary reading skills while keeping kids engaged.  It’s 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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Toontastic is Now Free! An Amazing Storytelling Tool for Students

The past few weeks I’ve been traveling around the country sharing my favorite digital storytelling tools with teachers.  There are many that I love to talk about and one on my list is Toontastic.  As a classroom teacher I used this with students to retell stories and short passages we explored in class.  In family […]

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Book Writer One – A Creation Tool for iPads

Last year I shared the app Book Writer which helps students publish their own work.  Book Writer has a simple and intuitive interface that makes it easy for users of all ages to create their very own multimedia enhanced book.  Students and teachers can add video, audio and text to the screen to make a […]

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Grammarly: A Fantastic Grammar Checking Tool

If you’re look for a way to support your students as writers or simply would like an extra tool to check your own work, you’ll want to check out Grammarly.  It is an automated grammar checker web application that is already used by over four million people around the world.  Grammarly helps users detect grammar errors in their […]

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SNAP! Digital Lesson for Guided Reading

SNAP! Learning has a digital solution for managing guided reading groups in your classroom.  Perfect for any type of tablet, teachers can first launch the program on their device then pick the grade level, lesson and study guide they would like to access.  The app helps students build background knowledge on a topic through visuals […]

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Co-Create Multi-media Notebooks with bindrs

If you are looking to create multi-media 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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Engaging Social Studies Lessons with Drawp

I’ve shared some of the reasons I love Drawp for School and this includes how easily it can be incorporated across the subject areas.  Social studies teachers love using Drawp as a way to inspire students to create multimedia bundles.  Not only do Drawp creations help students build an understanding of particular subjects and concepts, […]

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