Literacy

Office Lens allows the user to take a picture of a photo, document, or whiteboard. Then, the image is processed so that text can be seen clearly and can easily be exported into a OneNote or many other Microsoft Applications (OneDrive, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word), saved as a PDF or image or sent in an email.

Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition.

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Help young kids create their own exciting and personalized stories using real phots and voices.

There is a limit of three custom stories and thirty pages with this free version.

Bounce is a literacy tool that enables teachers/students to screenshot an entire webpage and annotate it with selection boxes with a comment feature to add context.

Gooru is a lesson-unit-course building tool. Teachers can curate content from the internet, remix featured courses and assign content to students. Gooru has a robust data dashboard that allows teachers to monitor student progress to inform personalized learning strategies.

Symbaloo is a visual website management tool. It allows you to create multiple bookmarks organized like a digital bulletin board to help you and your students (bookmarks can be anything with a web address: Google Docs, YouTube Video, website, etc.)

Seesaw is a digital portfolio for students and a place to share content for teachers. It is an app/site that allows teachers to easily distribute and collect content and provides parents access to their own student’s work.

No Red Ink is a site that makes grammar fun and exciting for students. Its adaptive practice process is great for students at all levels allowing a teacher to further differentiate instruction.

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Write About provides a site where students can further explore the craft of writing and do some of their own writing as well.

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Gist Notes allows you to highlight within a web browser or a PDF. Then, you can organize the notes/highlights into collections/courses/projects.

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