Common Core

Gamify Student Learning with Common Core Quest

If you’re looking for a way to engage students with Common Core content you’ll want to check out Common Core Quest.  Students are awarded ribbons for each Common Core Math and English Language Arts standard when they pass a level.  If a student doesn’t demonstrate mastery they are directed to specific resources, like videos and […]

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Common Core in Action: Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom

When students come to school each morning, they have tons of stories — stories to share with their friends as they unpack or move through the hallways, stories to share with the class during morning meetings, or stories to share with a teacher about something that made them happy or sad. In the classroom, writing […]

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LearnZillion for Common Core Math and ELA Videos & Lessons

I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources this month (TED-Ed, Newsela, Met Museum, Readworks) and LearnZillion is another that is perfect for Math and English Language Arts teachers.  Whether you’re looking to teach to the Common Core State Standards or simply want quality material to share with your students, LearnZillion has plenty to choose from. Math […]

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Video Tutorials to Learn & Review: Virtual Nerd Mobile Math

Video tutorials are a great way for students to review and learn new concepts.  Whether you’re looking for a way to flip your classroom, kick off a lesson, or provide extra resources for students, Pearson’s Virtual Nerd Mobile Math has a library of videos to choose from. Video Tutorials This app gives you the opportunity […]

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Happy Numbers for K-2 Math

Teachers working with elementary school students will want to check out Happy Numbers to support Common Core Math instruction.  Happy Numbers has interactive activities directly aligned to the K – 2 standards.  Children will move objects across their screen as they learn to count,  bundle groups of tens, practice addition, and more.  The activities address […]

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14 Apps for Telling Stories: Make, Create & Share

Storytelling is such an important skill and there are plenty of ways to turn your students into storytellers using a mobile device.  These apps are perfect for kids of all ages and can be tailored to a wide range of activities and tasks.  Search through this list to see which app is the best fit […]

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Vocabulary Notebook

If you’re looking for a device neutral tool for helping students study vocabulary check out Vocabulary Notebook.  Accessible through their web platform, iOS app, and Android app, Vocabulary Notebook helps kids study new words at home and in school.  Students can add words that they are learning and sort, categorize and filter them to stay […]

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Math Word Problem App to Show Your Work on iPads

Math Word Problems – Addition is a wonderful app for kindergarten and first grade students. This math word problem app provides multiple ways for children to model their computation and supports them in finding the answer. Math Word Problem App There is audio support and lots of ways for students to find a solution. The first […]

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ChatterPix Kids Makes Pictures Come to Life

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for taking photographs to the next level using iPads and here’s another awesome one to add to the list! ChatterPix Kids lets your students put their voice to any image.  Whether it’s a historical figure, a character from their favorite book, or a photo of a friend, students can […]

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Splash Math on Android!

I’ve shared some of the reasons why Splash Math is a fantastic app for elementary school students practicing math skills – and now Splash Math Grade 1 is available on Android.  With the same great adaptive assessment, scratch pad, and interactive features, this app includes thirteen chapters, all containing questions that align to the Common Core […]

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