One of the most common drawbacks schools reported when looking at iPads was not being able to use it to take Accelerated Reader tests. Because Accelerated Reader used Flash there was no viable way for the iPad to display the site with ease. Now with the release of the AR app all that has changed. [...]
The popular and FREE gallery360 – ALEX’s podcast treasury is NOW available on iTunes U for teachers and students.
The Gallery 360 podcast collection includes video and audio podcasts produced by teachers and students from across the state. For example, Fairhope High students teach about Newton’s 2nd Law, Types of Friction, and Forces. Their Tune in [...]
Google search results can be frustrating because the sites found may be at a grad school reading level or at a first grade reading level. With a new option available on the Advanced Search page you can find information at a reading level that is appropriate for your students.
It’s now easier for to you pinpoint [...]
There are some great sites out there to help teachers teach writing to younger students. At Handwriting for Kids you can make a practice sheet for students that can be customized with their name. You simply enter the student’s name then click OK and it will create a nice printable sheet for practice. You can either [...]
This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place… and so much more!
A GoogleLit trip shows the travels of characters from a book using Google Earth. The trip can include pictures, [...]
ReadPlease is a free screen reader that will allow you to select text to be read. It’s handy tool that you can use with students for pronunciation or just help them understand a word. Imagine using this software on your student station to create talking books using Word. The student could just highlight the text [...]
The BCBE Literary Book Club (LBC) is a site where students can write and publish book reviews. Teachers must register to use the site and then create classes. Students sign up in their class and start writing their review. The site walks them throught the process with prompts for an introduction, setting, characters, etc.
While students [...]