Appy Kids and Teachers
Using Technology to Differentiate for Learners and Teachers!
http://www.plickers.com - formative assessment tool. Use your iPad or phone to scan student answer cards.
http://www.web.seesaw.me - student driven digital portfolio. Easy classroom login and easy to use with one device or a lab.
http://www.evernote.com - digital workspace (great for teachers and older students). Accessible across devices. Great place to create files for your students.
Apps / Websites for Communication and Collaboration
http://www.canva.com - (in the app store). Graphic design app, makes pretty posters for teachers and would make a good product choice for students.
http://www.classdojo.com - classroom management with avatars that kids love. Parents can check student's progress and chat with teacher. iPad app and web based.
http://www.remind.com - iPad app and web based tool to send texts and chat option to parents or students. Awesome for coaches but also handy to send out messages to parents.
http://www.diigo.com - iPad app and web based, collaborative bookmarking tool.
http://www.livebinders.com - iPad app and web based, collaborative bookmarking. Search other users "livebinders" and find a wealth of information!
Tech Tools for Differentiation
http://www.adventurestofitness.com - brain breaks for students that are themed around historical areas or geography. Free option with short videos or subscribe for longer videos.
http://www.matific.com - supplemental resource for K-6 math instruction. Interactive activities and worksheets that help build math understanding.
http://www.tenmarks.com - 1-8 Math practice exercises, CCSS aligned, assign lessons to specific students, free with option for a paid upgrade.
http://www.mobymax.com - CCSS aligned, exercises in Math and ELA, free with option for a paid upgrade
Our Favorite iPad Apps
Shadow Puppet Edu - allows users to put pictures together with voice over, drawings, and video. Very user friendly.
Educreations or ShowMe - interactive white board apps. Great teacher tool but also a good way to engage and assess kids knowledge.
abcya Math Bingo and Sight Word Bingo - (also available online at http://www.abcya.com) or as an iPad app. Good math practice w/ ability to set up avatars for kids. Also check out abcya go animate (iPad app and website) for a way to create ebooks online and on the iPad
ChatterPix Kids - easy to use, very engaging app (free!) that allows kids to make a video and record voices.
Animoto, Edu - create an avatar and voice record behind it. Highly engaging!
Popplet - use for brainstorming, organizing, vocabulary, storying boarding
Team Shake - use it to create groups, randomly pick students
Too Noisy Pro - highly motivating way to manage noise in the classroom
Write About It - CCSS aligned, way to motivate students to write and speak about their writing
Stories on Sticks - writing set up. Use for journal writing, brainstorming. Rory's Story Cubes is also similar.
Pow! Strip Design - comic strip design app. So many different ways to use this!
Cloud Art - (like wordle online). Make a collection of words that describe a subject (think of the vocabulary possibilities!)
Book Creator - make ebooks. Also try littlebirdtales.com (also an app)
Bluster - can tailor for levels (antonyms, synonyms)
Read Naturally - fluency program with an app available
Shake a Phrase - Vocabulary, sentence structure, creative writing, parts of speech
Word Magic - phonics, learning to read, word structure
Splash Math - reinforces key math skills in an interactive, self paced way. Very engaging!
Drawing Pad - use to create illustrations (save to camera roll and app smash into something different!)
Osmo - iPad gameplay that is hands up. Draw on paper, pick up letter tiles, fit tangrams together.