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MasteryConnect Releases a New Science Standards App and Resource Pins

MasteryConnect, a popular Common Core standards assessment tracking service, recently released a couple of helpful new tools.

Duolingo: Incredible, Free Language Education!

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 »

5 Resources to Help Students Make Healthy Food Choices

The school district neighboring mine recently announced a new health and fitness curriculum that emphasizes "lifetime" fitness.

Learn a Language On the Go With Duolingo Mobile Apps

On the first day of the year I reviewed the free language learning service Duolingo. To learn a new language on Duolingo you read, listen to, and translate words and
phrases. For example if I want to learn Spanish I'll be shown Spanish
words with translations. I can can hear the words pronounced too. Then
to practice I type and or speak translations. The activities start out
with simple words and phrases. As I become more proficient, Duolingo
gives me more challenging phrases.

Free App of the Week: Miss Spell’s Class

This week’s featured free app is Miss Spell’s Class, which takes commonly misspelled words from and turns it into a game! Players are presented with 20 words at a time, and must race against the clock to determine whether each word is spelled correctly or incorrectly. With more than 10,000 words in the game, and definitions and correct spellings for each word easily accessible throughout the game, this application is perfect for budding writers and readers.

Free App of the Week: Evernote

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, video, audio or text, write a brief note and save it. You can save entire webpages, as well as scan things into Evernote to keep track of all your documents, electronic and paper, in one place.

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Free App of the Week: Screen Time

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 will lock up and the only way to unlock the phone will be to enter the pre-chosen passcode.

Free App of the Week: Constitution

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 own or with the guidance of the instructor. Along with the full text, this app also includes a list of all the signers and brief biographies for each person.

Free App of the Week: Mathmateer

This week’s free app is Mathmateer, which is essentially a space-themed game for students to practice basic math functions. With tons of mathematic challenges in the free version, Mathmateer provides a robust application for engaging elementary-aged students with topics like counting, recognizing 3-dimensional shapes, telling time and working with money.

Quixey: The Search Engine for Apps!

Just like any other search engine, Quixey has a search bar where you can enter in your query. Except unlike other search engines, Quixey produces results of applications, of both the mobile and desktop variety, that match your search.

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