Reflector is a wireless mirroring system from the folks at Air Squirrels that is designed to allow you to display the content of any iOS or Android device onto a central PC or presentation system. Given the increasing prevalence of digital devices in the classroom, having an effective and efficient way to display student screens on a central board or projector can be enormously beneficial. Reflector is an excellent tool for accomplishing this, so let’s check it out!
Remind: A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents - Now Updated with Activities
Remind is a service that many of you might already be familiar with. They offer a free, safe method for teachers to easily text students and parents. Remind has been around for a while, but they've just recently announced their new chat feature, which will allow for two-way communication between teachers, students, and parents. They're an awesome resource, so let's check them out!
myON is an online, interactive, digital library with over 10,000 books for pre-K to 12th grade students. Teachers can use myON to assign books, create projects, encourage reading, and assess student growth. Plus, students can find books based on their own personal interests and ability levels, and they have a large collection of Spanish reading materials as well. It’s a great resource, so let’s check it out!
Skyscrapers is a new iOS app in the Explorer’s Library series from Tinybop. The app costs $2.99 and is meant for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. The app is aligned with the NGSS science standards and is meant to allow students to explore the experience of building a skyscraper. It’s not only a fun app, but it also allows for a lot of educational opportunities, let’s check it out!
Kiddom is a free tool for teachers and students that is designed for classrooms using standards-based grading. Teachers can create assignments and track performance related to specific standards (CCSS, SEL, State, or customized), and students can gain a better understanding of their own achievement levels. It’s a great resource, particularly for any classroom that needs to align assignments with specific standards.
Kids Discover Online: Science & Social Studies Material for 3rd-8th Grade Students - Now Updated with Assessments
Kids Discover Online is home to over 1000 articles covering an enormous variety of science and social studies topics. For those familiar with the Kids Discover publication, the organization has now made some impressive moves into digital content. For those not familiar, stick around, because Kids Discover Online has some excellent content for 3rd - 8th grade students.
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