This week, I want to share with you one of my favorite apps, Textropolis. This game has gotten me addicted and I spend a lot of my down time between meetings and when I'm waiting in line busy on this app! Essentially, students are presented with 30 different cities, one by one. For each city, students attempt … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Textropolis
For the past few months it has been my personal mission to begin learning Spanish. As a Texan and an educator, it has never been more crucial for me to be able to communicate with the large Hispanic population in my city and in my classrooms! To accomplish this goal, I have been using Duolingo, … Continue reading Duolingo: Incredible, Free Language Education!
Most of you have probably already heard of Evernote, but for those of you who haven't, it is essentially a free, note-taking tool. The coolest thing about Evernote is that you can access it on multiple devices, from your personal computer to your iPhone to your school computer. When browsing the internet, Evernote allows you to capture pictures, … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Evernote
This week, I want to share Screen Time with you, which offers teachers and parents a way to control the amount of time students spend on a device. It's relatively easy to use: just set up a passcode, choose a time limit and hand it to your student. When the time runs out, the phone … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Screen Time
This week, I want to share with you Consitution, a simple, basic application that allows students access to the entire text of the Constitution in a legible, readable font. When learning about the founding fathers or the setup of our government, this app could prove useful to allow students to explore the text on their … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Constitution
Another Monday, another free app for you to explore! This week, I wanted to share Pizza Fractions with you, which is exactly what it sounds like: an app that allows students to practice recognizing fractions with a pizza example. Designed for grade levels 2-6, the application has a game-like feel that randomly generates fractions for students to … Continue reading Free Apps of the Week: Pizza Fractions
This week, I want to share with you Scholastic's free app - Sushi Monster. This app offers students an opportunity to practice basic mathematical principles in a fun, engaging way. Essentially, students must select sushi labeled with numbers in order to create equations to feed a monster in the center of the screen. Different monsters represent … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Sushi Monster