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My goal 3 is to incorporate technology in teaching. These are all excellent resources and free apps because our school budget is limited. I love YouTube Kids for the variety and also because it is kid friendly and appropriate.

You feel comfortable letting kids browse in it to find what they are interested in which gives them more control of their learning. Storybird is great for creativity and is a free app, but is basic . I like that it encourages writing without the need for students to spend a lot of time on drawing illustrations. It also allows for easing sharing of stories within the class to teach students how to reflect on others writing and give constructive feedback. This app really helps students use higher thinking skills. To use it fully, you would need to pay. National Geographic for Young Explorers is great for promoting non-fiction reading. Read aloud feature with highlighted texts is great for strengthening reading skills while learning useful and interesting information. The other story apps I have focus on various kinds of picture books. All of these apps will help me teach to different types of learners, which is also my goal 5.

Starfall. Barnyard Babies. 10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried. A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom.

10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried

There are obviously many more uses out there for them – but that is a discussion for another post. We’ve mentioned most of these before – in a post from way back when – so I won’t go into too much detail about each individual one, but we’ve added a few notable ones to the list. (Of note, the list is in no particular order). The vast majority of them work the same: plug your text into the box, select a few options, and you’ve got yourself a word cloud. Some offer more options than others, some offer word clouds with words going in any and all directions, some offer shapes, others create much simpler word clouds. If you do a quick search for word cloud, you’ll see so many different types.

Do you have a favorite word cloud generator from the list below? Astronomy For Kids. Funbrain. Kids - Reading Planet Home. Complete Library of Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project. GrimmFairyTales.com. Children's Stories Online - Free Children's Books for All Ages. Free eBook Library. Join Oxford Owl!

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We’ve made all our FREE eBooks tablet-friendly, simply join us or log in above. sign up log in. Clifford Interactive Storybooks Home. Mercer Mayer: Storytime. E-Books. Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. Socrative. Felt Board - Mother Goose on the Loose. Based on the award-winning early literacy program by Dr.

Felt Board - Mother Goose on the Loose

Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose, and developed by the creators of the original Felt Board app, Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose can be used by parents and children at home, in early childhood programs, and by librarians as a supplement to the Mother Goose on the Loose parent-toddler program. Help Little Bo Peep find her lost sheep and dance them around the screen together in time to the music. Guide Jack and Jill up and down the hill and march with Grand Old Duke of York. Sound effect buttons like rhythm sticks, rattles and a rain stick are included for young children to interact with songs and rhymes as they are played.

Songs and rhymes include: Old Mother Goose, Goosey Goosey Gander, Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, 2 Little Monkeys, 5 Fat Sausages, Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Little Miss Muffet, Hickory Dickory Dock, Eency Weency Spider, Row Row Row Your Boat, and more. Mrs Lodge's Library. Life Update I hope everyone is having a fantastic school year!

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I miss being in school but I am enjoying my maternity leave with read more » AASL 2015 TPT Sale I'm throwing a TPT sale for AASL 2015! Everything is 20% off. Click below to get to my store and stock up on library read more » AASL 2015 Are you heading to AASL 2015? If so, please check out the Elementary Library Centers concurrent session! Read to me - Las Vegas. 11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation. In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content.

11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation

There are some great resources available for educating students on this matter, such as Kathy Schrock’s Five W’s of Website Evaluation or the University of Southern Maine’s Checklist for Evaluating Websites. Along with checklists and articles, you will also find wonderfully funny hoax websites, aimed at testing readers on their ability to evaluate websites. These hoax sites are a great way to bring humor and hands-on evaluation into your classroom, and test your students’ web resource evaluation IQ! Check out these 11 example hoax sites for use in your own classrooms: Of all of these, my favorite is always the Dihydrogen Monoxide website, which aims to ban dihydrogen monoxide and talks in detail about its dangers. KidsClick! Web Search. Introducing the YouTube Kids app. Storybird - Artful Storytelling. National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine) AndersenFairyTales.com.

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