Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time and Money Practice and Learning Apps

Click HERE for $1.00 Pack
The thing I like MOST about this app is that you can customize times to differentiate instruction!!!!!

NOTE: You can go to the settings page and turn the "audio hints" off. This way, kids won't be able to hear the time and truly have to match the pictures only.

Little Matchups is an exciting interactive matching game that helps your child rapidly learn how to tell time by matching analog and digital clocks.

✔ Record your own voice - you can record everything in your own voice
✔ Min. number of items - You decide the min. number of items to show per page 
✔ Max. number of items - You decide the max. number of items to show per page 
✔ Create your own matching games - want to help your little one grow and learn? No problem, just create your own matching games.
✔ Customize items - every item is fully customizable (text, audio, and image). You can also add your own matching pairs
✔ Customize game sounds - can even customize the game and success sounds so that your little one hears your words of appreciation

✔ Add your own voice - now your toddler can learn everything in mommy's or daddy's voice
✔ Audio hints - turn audio hints where the items is read out loud on touch on or off
✔ Uses real, crisp professional images that are carefully handpicked and crafted vs. cartoonish illustrations
✔ Fun & engaging voice artist keeps kids engaged
✔ Multi-sensory learning tool - combining seeing, hearing, and tactile feedback
✔ Multi-language support - since you can edit all existing items and sounds so you can record everything in your native tongue


Buck the Cow’s farm is in trouble: if he can’t pay his debts soon, then his farm will be repossessed and he’ll lose everything. It’s time for a change – loose change! In this hyper-addictive cash-clinking game, control Buck as he combines coins, power-ups and special pieces to make moolah! Physics mini-games add to the fun, with plenty of puzzles and features on offer as you rustle up money and customize your own ranch. Cash Cow – it’s time to throw caution to the winds, and bet the farm!

Monday, February 17, 2014

5 Online Resources to Teach Common Core Dictionary Skills

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4e Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
Here are 5 GREAT online resources to use for Common Core Standard L.2.4e.
      1. How to Use a Dictionary You Tube Video.

Lesson & 3 Games

3. If you use iReady, your district was given a 
"Try-it" Version to access all lessons & quizzes.
I use the lessons on my Smart Board to teach these Domains. 
I found a great dictionary lesson & quiz!

Even though lesson 118 says Mid 6th Grade, I use the lesson with my 2nd graders.

Word Central uses the Merriam-Webster dictionary to provide results. If a user misspells a word, the dictionary will provide suggestions for the correct spelling. It also provides suggestions for words that may have multiple interpretations. For example, a search for "Scientist" offers a number of options including "earth scientist," "social scientist" and "political science." Each definition includes a sound file for pronunciation. Nice dictionary for kids.

Wordsmyth now has three dictionary environments for three different audiences. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

iReady Diagnostics, iReady Apps & Freebie!

This is our 1st year giving the iReady Math & Reading Diagnostics. Our district purchased 10  instructional licenses per class (5 for math & 5 per Reading) to use for intervention or for acceleration. 

Even though we have missed many days of school due to SNOW, gains are still being made! We made goals, took the winter tests and recently celebrated our successes! The kids were so proud! Results will go home with students so they can celebrate with their parents also!
iReady Google Image
Pick Up a FREE Copy HERE!
Not all students have the opportunity to utilize the iReady instructional option so here are 2 iReady Apps to get more students involved:

These apps are recommended for grades 4-8, but they might work for those students in grade 2&3 who need a challenge! I hope they develop iReady Apps for lower grades soon. 

How long have you been using iReady? Do you feel the results are an accurate measure?
Please leave a comment!
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