At the Future of Educational Technology Conference that was held in Orlando in the middle of January, I came across a new technology product to help children to learn, practice, and reinforce their reading and math skills called Tiggly. Tiggly’s are manipulatives that children can use to interact with Apple and Android tablet devices for help with words, shapes, and math. There are three
One of my favorite websites to find reading passages to use is www.readworks.org. Readworks is a free site full of useful reading tools including leveled reading passages. The site is perfect for struggling readers, finding themed passages, and even reading lesson ideas. Reading Passages Readworks has a huge selection of reading passages for all elementary and middle school grade levels. The passages include both
Who doesn’t have a smartphone these days? Even many kids have access to tablets, iPods, and iPhones. One amazing app that is available from iTunes is called Voice Dream Reader. While the app is slightly pricy, it will be a valuable tool in encouraging reading in your children. What is Voice Dream Reader? Voice Dream Reader is an app that allows you to upload
Almost every child these days either owns a tablet or has one available for them to use. They use them to play games, watch shows, and sometimes do school work. Kids have no problem downloading free games and movies to fill their tablets. When it comes to buying books however, it can be challenging for children to find free books. Constantly having to ask
How to encourage kids to read through movies and technology.
E-books for children.
Digitizing books for children.
Using magazines and newspapers in teaching.
A writing prompt tool for kids.
Reading apps for kids.