App of the Week: Dr. Guts | eSchool News | eSchool News

This looks pretty entertaining.

I kinda want to play it myself!

Mr Guts


App of the Week: Dr. Guts | eSchool News | eSchool News.


ELA Apps Aligned to Common Core Standards

gridLooking for some great apps that will help with ELA and Common Core? offered up a list of top-rated apps that do just that.

I have seen a few of these being used in the classroom with great success. Others, I am interested in hearing your ratings (or reading about them on the Graphite website).

You can check it out here.

Need some help organizing your classes?

While I am a fan of Google Calendar for my classes, a fellow blogger turned me on to this handy tool as a way to make lesson planning easier.


If you are

not using Edmodo or Schoolnet for your lesson plans, this may be a viable alternative:

Planboard allows you to color code and arrange your classes in an easy to view and manage format that I find appealing. You can share classes, lessons, and attachments with students and there’s even an iPad app!

Excellent video app for iPad

I am and will always be a fan of slideshow software.
Animoto has always been my favorite and Voicethread has done a lot of updating to stay in my top three, but for those of you who have made the switch to iPads, Haiku Deck is a convenient app that will help you make amazing slideshows with the touch of a screen.

They even have a Pinterest board so you can see some examples of slideshows created by other teachers and judge for yourself.

Math Playground for K-6

Math Playground is a great web space for kids to do games that increase their critical thinking and math skills.

There are games to build math, logic, and spatial skills as well as manipulatives, word problems, and Common Core State Standards connections for you and your students.

There are worksheets, printables, and an iPad app as well.

This is a great resource for elementary and middle school math.