California Educator

May 2014

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EDUCREATIONS Flip lessons in your classroom to enjoy more time on project-based learning. Students or teachers can create easy-to-understand instructional videos to review, remember, analyze, etc. We found this to be exceptional for students with learning disabilities. COMICLIFE We love this app! Stu- dents can create comic strips on any topic. Talk about injecting literacy into science, social studies, etc. This app has especially worked well for special education students. ($4.99 Apple Store) SCOOTPAD Scootpad provides a great selection of standards-based practice for grades K-5 in math, read- ing, spelling, vocabulary, writing and more. Great for assigning homework projects. CS CORE A quick and easy-to- access guide for the California Common Core State Standards. It's organized by content area, grade level, domain/strand, cluster, standard. COMMON CORE READING PRACTICE AND ASSESSMENT Find a collection of grade-specific tablet apps for grades K-6. Exercises are designed to reinforce key skills such as phonics, reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, while corrective feedback strength- ens test-taking strategies. SUBTEXT Use this in conjunction with Edmodo or a Google account. Students can analyze and discuss text, look up words, highlight text, and the list goes on. Import articles and e-books from any source and share them with your students. There is even an article of the day to make searching easy. The paid version includes CCSS standards-based lessons. This app is a gem! Know & Tell Tech tips Recommended by CTA members and trainers Danesa Menge, Oakdale Teachers Association, and Karen Taylor, Tracy Educators Association. Danesa and Karen teach their colleagues how to integrate technology to teach lessons based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). See their advice on page 20. Here they suggest apps and websites. Do you have more to share? Send them to — we'll share them in the next magazine and online. mu -know apps for Common Core skills 6 mu -know apps 22 M AY 2 0 1 4 Educator 05 May 2014 v1.6 int.indd 22 5/16/14 3:21 PM

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