Social Studies & Science Tools

Edu.buncee.com Earth Day Contest

Edu.buncee.com is a creation and presentation tool. They are is hosting The buncee Earth Day Contest. To enter, students K – 8 will be asked to create a buncee. The buncee should also answer the question, “What could your school do to help protect the Earth?” The winners will receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card and […]

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Edu.buncee.com for Science Fair Projects

How are students showing off their Science Fair Projects this school year? Edu.buncee.com is a web and mobile tool for teachers and students to easily create their own multimedia content. The fun digital canvas makes it easy for students. They can add the power of digital media to all kinds of school projects. This is especially true […]

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Science4Us Science Curriculum for Kids on the Web and App Store

Science4Us is a web-based science curriculum for kids in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.  It teaches science using a fun, interactive approach. In addition to digital games and online activities, there are offline experiments and hands-on projects. Teachers have access to detailed lesson plans. They can also see student reports and session guides to […]

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DIY Human Body App for Science Activities

Last year I shared a fantastic free app DIY Sun Science that gives students access to lots of content to explore.  The Lawrence Hall of Science has a new app for iPads called the DIY Human Body app. It includes informational text, activities and videos. Human Body App Students can read about body systems and examine different diagrams.  There […]

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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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H&R Block Budget Challenge

Financial Literacy is essential for students working to become college and career ready.  This important real world skill can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge provides a fantastic opportunity for students to learn and play for prizes including scholarships and grants. Students will encounter personal budgeting situations and asked to […]

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Science Drawings and the STEM Classroom

Drawp for School is a great tool for managing workflow in a one-to-one classroom and can be used for science drawings and activities across the content areas.  With this app students complete tasks designed by the teacher.  This can include science drawings like a picture or labeling a diagram.  Drawp is as flexible as paper – […]

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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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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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Inspire Students to Become Game Creators with Tynker

Computer science skills are essential for students who want to be college and career ready when they finish high school.  Tynker is a new online curriculum that you’ll want to check out!  It uses professional game studio quality content and tools to inspire kids to create projects and become game creators.  As they learn computer programming […]

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