Category Archives: Classroom Tools
Teachers with access to iPads have come to love Nearpod. A classroom resource that engages students, incorporates interactivity seamlessly, and provides data for easy monitoring of students’ progress…What’s not to love? Until recently, this gem was only available as an iPad app. Now it is accessible from any device! BYOD initiatives across the country are … Read more
Teq’s Wednesday Webinar Series recently featured the extremely important topic of teaching digital citizenship to students. With the growing importance of a digital presence and the ability to navigate the vast resources on the Internet, teaching digital citizenship is necessary to prepare students for jobs and roles in the 21st century workplace.
An example I … Read more
The New Jersey Department of Education has launched a new website, njcore.org, to support teachers’ efforts to exchange lessons and materials in support of the Common Core. The site has over 2,000 lessons, videos and activities, and allows teachers to filter and search by course, grade level and state curriculum. There are also resources … Read more
A: Anything it can sink its teeth into!
Have you ever wished you could do a voiceover on your PowerPoint presentations? How about create a quick, easy podcast? Well now you can!
Speakaboos is a great site to use on the SMARTBoard or the iPad with your early elementary students. Just visit http://speakaboos.com/free and sign up for access to their free resources. The free site gives … Read more
Professor Sugata Mitra, winner of the 2013 TED Prize for his educational research on Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs), will lead a lesson activity challenging students from George Stephenson High School in Newcastle, United Kingdom to work with students from Randolph High School in Randolph Township, New Jersey to collaboratively answer a “big question” … Read more
LearnerPal is an easy-to-use, online program that provides a convenient way for teachers to assess students, differentiate instruction, and for students keep track of their progress. With LearnerPal, students can take an active role in managing their educational goals within an easy-to-use online learning environment.
LearnerPal for Teachers
Within the LearnerPal teacher portal, there are several … Read more
When using the web to find content for instructional use, we have a number of ways to save links back to that content. Sometimes, accessing those saved links ends in frustration for us because a website has been reorganized or the page just doesn’t exist anymore. That’s where FreezePage comes in.
FreezePage is a free … Read more
Looking for a fun and appealing way to review and cover basic language and math skills with your early elementary students? We’re happy to announce the launch of our newest app called Handsprings, now available in both the Edmodo and iPad App Stores. Handsprings contains an animated story, poem, recipe, craft and extension activities all … Read more
I was recently at a school which did not have internet access. The teachers were frustrated because they wanted to be able to use web resources in the classroom, but without the internet access it seemed impossible. Well it’s not!
One of the simplest ways to use a web resource that is mostly text is … Read more