Yesterday, we introduced you to five creativity-based apps perfect for back-to-school. Today, we’d like to share five more, to supplement your Common Core lessons plans. Available on the Edmodo Store, each of the following apps is focused on Math or ELA, and helps make learning personal and fun—some are even games that students will never want to stop “playing.”
5. 500+ Projects & Lessons
Subjects: Math and ELA
Prepare students for the real world with content developed and classroom-tested by other teachers. 500+ Projects & Lessons is an integrated task management tool for students that provides free, Common Core-aligned project-based lessons, problem-based lessons, and simulations in math, science, ELA, and social studies.
What Teachers Say: “My students really connected with the problems in this task because they involved games that they love and play daily.”
4. A Number Line Game FREE from MangaHigh
Your students will fall in love with this negative numbers game! As hosts of a piñata party, they need to keep it going by filling a candy jar to the top—and the only way to get more candy is by answering math questions and smashing piñatas. A Number Line Game requires students to think fast because running out of candy means the party’s over!
What Teachers Say: “Mangahigh works like a charm to motivate students and more importantly gives them number sense. It really demands an understanding of not only what the answer is, but why. Kids that would previously leave any worksheet blank are now asking for more problems. It really has been a fantastic transformation in my class.”
3. Pattern Blocks
Discover a new way to make math interactive and engaging through this unlimited library of virtual shapes! Pattern Blocks helps students build and explore patterns, understand fractions, explore geometric shapes, investigate symmetry and transformations, solve model problems, discover tessellations and tiling, and more.
What Teachers Say: “My students didn’t want the lesson to end and asked if they could work at home.”
2. CK-12 Math Practice
Quickly find and assign Common Core-aligned math problems from this comprehensive library of middle and high school math concepts, including algebra, geometry, statistics, and more. Because of its seamless integration with Edmodo, CK-12 Math Practice quizzes get posted as assignments and student scores automatically added to your Progress page.
What Teachers Say: “CK-12 is appropriate for a diverse group of students who learn in different ways. Teachers can have students progress at their own rates versus one-size-fits-all.”
Improve grammar and writing with truly personalized content. NoRedInk generates grammar sentences using each student’s favorite celebrities, friends, and personal interests—making learning way more fun than quick brown foxes. Simply differentiate instruction by creating different assignments, quizzes, and practice exercises for specific individuals or groups.
What Teachers Say: “I cannot begin to explain how impressed I am. The app is easy to navigate. The students’ interests are piqued! The skills are specific. The results are easy to evaluate and help me to prepare for my lessons.”
Have you used any of these apps? Share your experience and classroom transformations in the comments section below!