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    Teacher Links:  Elementary 

    Teach Your Monster To Read - a series of free games to practice the first stages of reading.
    Combining top quality game design with essential learning, the game is built on the principles of synthetic phonics and follows the teaching sequence of the Letters and Sounds program.  It has been designed in collaboration with academics from Roehampton University.

    ABCMouse    http://www.abcmouse.com/  - Reading • Math • Science • Art & Colors • Music
    Step-by-step learning path - six levels, over 450 lessons, more than 5,000 individial learning activities.
    In looking, briefly, at ABC Mouse I saw a page that says it is currently free for public schools, up to 40 students.


    ABCya - Word Clouds http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm
    The words that appear most in the writing are the bigger words you see in the word cloud.  This site is really easy to use.  They can change the font, font colors, then save.  No login required. 

    ABCya - Create an Animation http://www.abcya.com/animate.htm
    On this page they can choose to watch a "tutorial" or “go” and start animating.  This would be a longer project in the lab.  Their end animation would be saved as a gif file, that is supposed to be able to be opened in any browser.
    Creative ways to use Edmodo with young learners.
    20 Great Websites for Elementary Educators http://www.edudemic.com/20-great-websites-for-elementary-educators/
    An Infographic and list of 20 websites for elementary teachers and parents. 
    A Kid's Heart A Play and Learn Playground for Kids and Their Teachers
    Caboose - Learn Patterns and Sorting with Letters, Numbers, Shapes and Colors
    PreK & Kindergarten Math App:   $1.99

    QR Keys - Great for iPads in the classroom. Students can just scan for websites or apps. Create the code, cut it out, stick it on card stock. Hole punch and put on rings. Color code for extra organization!  Idea by TechChef4U  -  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141441244521926576/


    iPads for Guided Math Activities - This third grade teacher shares how she uses iPads in her classroom for guided math activities.
    Scrolling down a little, she has a Bloom’s Taxonomy chart to tell what apps her students use for the different levels.
    Below that, she breaks them out with a brief explanation.
    Journaling Apps
    Write About This was created by a 4th grade teacher.  The easy-to-use app offers a variety of visual images along with writing prompts.  A Write About publishing tool is also included in the app allowing students to type their journal entry and record audio.  The entry can be saved within the app or exported to the camera roll.  Only one Write About entry can be saved and only part of the images and prompts database is available from within the free version.  A full version of the app is available in the App Store (currently $3.99).  In addition, more than one custom prompt can be created and saved.

    Things to Think About  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/things-to-think-about/id664670576?mt=8
    Kids' Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids.  Created by students and teachers in Michigan, it can be used in classrooms or with families by allowing children to explore the prompts and by using them to guide a discussion or lesson.    http://edtech.jcisd.org/things-to-think-about-app.html