Vandagriff Digital Classroom Resources
ABCyaABCya.com word clouds for kids! Free Technology for Teachers by Richard ByrneMonthly posts and reviews on technology as well as tutorials. Haiku DeckFree web based and free iPad app for creating slideshow presentations that make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun. Haiku LearningFree- Web Based or app
Haiku Learning gives you quick access to all of your Haiku class
material in a beautiful iPad interface. With the iPad app, you can hand in
assignments; view discussions, assessments, and other activities; and create To-Dos that can be linked to any activity.
- See all your upcoming activities in either calendar view or list view
- Turn in files from external sources
- Submit recorded audio, photos from the iPad camera, and video from the iPad camera
- Link directly back to the web-based LMS for each activity
iPad Apps for SchoolReviews of apps for the classroom Kid BlogAvailable as an app or online web
Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.
Kids DiscoverFor teachers, students, parents Lego Movie MakerLEGO Movie Maker is a free iPad app for creating stop-motion movies featuring LEGO models. Completed movies can be saved to your iPad or exported directly to YouTube. Scholastic Reading TimerScholastic Reading Timer is a free iPad app for parents and children for tracking time spent reading. The app offers the option for children to log the time they spend reading every day. Alternatively, parents can log the time for their children. The app supports logging the times of multiple students. Beyond the reading time logs, Scholastic Reading Timer contains lists of suggested readings for children according to their ages. School ExpressFree Printables and Activities covering all subjects and all grade levels. School Express FuntimeLots of activities and games Story BirdStorybirds are short, art-inspired stories you can make and share on any device. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Symbaloo52 links, create your own with access to your bookmarks, share TagxedoTagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. TEA STAAR ResourcesLook for the released STAAR questions and answers, located under the heading "Grade 3-8 Assessments", and go to the far right labeled "Released Test Questions" Titan PadTitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously.
With TitanPad anyone can instantly create a collaborative document. You do not have to create an account to use TitanPad, in fact creating an account isn't even an option. To get started just click "create public pad," enter your name, and start typing. To invite people to collaborate, just share the url assigned to your TitanPad. Every collaborator on TitanPad is given a unique color to highlight the text they've added.
Too Noisy Lite appA Noise Level Meter built to help control the noise level of groups of children. As the noise level in a classroom increases beyond an acceptable level the noise level meter dynamically indicates the level of noise, and the background graphics within the app change to reflect the noise levels. Typing ClubTypingClub school portal gives you complete control over your students' typing progress. You can setup your classes, engage your students with the typing lessons of your choice, and track their progress. Setting up an account is quick and free. WordleWordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.