FreeSpeech is an iOS and Mac app that is designed to help students compose grammatically correct sentences by moving words like building blocks. This app has great potential for helping students not only develop a better understanding of grammar, but also for those who face challenges with communication, such as ESL students or students with special needs. Read the full review on our Review's Page.
wePresent is a wireless presentation system which allows up to 64 unique users to collaborate and to give presentations from any laptop, netbook, tablet, or smartphone. For BYOD and 1:1 classrooms, wePresent is a great way to allow students to share their work and collaborate on activities. This past week, I had the chance to review the wePresent Presentation Gateway and the wePresent Sharepod on our Reviews Page.
Dremel’s 3D Idea Builder is a 3D printer that has been designed with education in mind. For those unfamiliar, 3D printers have seen an increase in popularity, particularly with the spread of the Maker Movement, and they allow for 3D objects to be printed out of various forms of plastic. Find out more in our complete review of the printer on our Review's Page.
emaze is an online, web-based presentation creator that can be used to build and edit presentations on any personal computer (and soon to be tablet as well). The goal of emaze is to help users easily design visually compelling and engaging presentations, that don’t look like the typical PowerPoint or Keynote presentations you see every day. Read more on our Reviews Page.
Visme is a web-based application that can be used to quickly and easily design presentations and infographics. After testing is out, it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite design tools because of its simplicity and its great collection of templates and graphics. Plus, the app offers a free plan where you can get started and check it out. Find out more on our Reviews Page.
GatherEducation is a virtual, interactive learning platform that allows you to host or participate in online sessions from nearly anywhere with a wifi or cell signal. This platform enables teachers and students to interact remotely while mirroring the classroom environment and maintaining teaching styles. Check out our review page for more information!
By L Stewart of Discovery Education
Discovery Education and 3M are looking for the country’s Top Young Scientist of 2016. Does this sound like someone you know? Or does this sound like YOU? Read on! Now through April 20, entries are being accepted for this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8.
Finalists chosen will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with a 3M Scientist Mentor, compete for $25,000, and earn the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”
Reading Horizons Discovery™ is a software program that’s designed to help young readers in kindergarten through Grade 3. From emergent readers to struggling readers and everything in between, this application is an excellent tool for helping students as they learn to read. Reading Horizons Discovery can be used on any internet-enabled device, and is a great addition to the elementary curriculum. More on our reviews page.
For those not familiar, edX is a non-profit MOOC provider founded by Harvard and MIT. They offer free online courses from universities around the world and new ones get added every week including over 100 free computer science courses. They've got some excellent upcoming courses that could be great for students and teachers alike. Check them out below...
Knomadix is a new suite of apps that are designed to help teachers and school districts easily digitize their already existing curriculum. Imagine a teacher being able to turn a traditional paper worksheet into an engaging digital activity, or a curriculum developer being able to convert all of an analog curriculum into a digital format. Find out more about the app on our reviews page!
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