Author: Jill Berry

TumbleBooks – Books for Older Students, not Just for Primary!

Finding great books for students to read in TumbleBooks has now become much easier. The new version of TumbleBooks now has cover images in a grid pattern. It works well on iPads. Teachers can also project books.The best way to access TumbleBooks is through the links to online resources on your school’s library catalog. http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/ Use the Read More …

New Resource: World Almanac for Kids

World Almanac for Kids gives students a new interactive resource for finding information. http://wak.infobaselearning.com/ The biographies are one of its most useful features, since it includes many people not found in other online sources. It also highlight important people for each topic. Each topic has videos, interactive activities, science projects, fun facts, biographies, maps, flags, Read More …

Nerdy Book Club Inspires Reading

We want our students to love reading. The Nerdy Book Club helps me learn about new books, find classics that our students will devour, and gain insight on how to inspire students to love reading. All the posts are available at their website: https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/ Readers can also sign up for a daily email with the most recent Read More …

DK findout! New Research Tool for Inquiring Minds

Check out DK findout, a new website where young students can look for answers to questions about animals, coding, dinosaurs, earth, history, human body, language arts, math, music/art/literature, science, space, and transportation. http://www.dkfindout.com/us/ Students can click on one of the topics and drill down to more specific topics. Or they can type in a search. The short articles Read More …

Use an iPad with SMART Notebook

Connect an iPad with SMART Notebook to control the SMART Board from the iPad. Pretty cool!       Step 1: Set up the laptop and iPad. On your iPad, install the Notebook app. It is a paid, approved app. $6.99 before volume discount. On your laptop, download Maestro. http://go.smarttech.com/notebook-maestro-download. Scroll down to #3. SMART Notebook Maestro Add-on. Click to Read More …

Green Screen App by Do Ink

Want an easy way to make green screen images or videos? The Green Screen App by Do Ink makes it very simple to create images and videos with different backgrounds. Students can even do it themselves! Step #1: Take photos or videos of students using an iPad. Use the camera on the iPad to take a Read More …