Apps for iOS devices that are powerful tools in the classroom:
Screen Shot 2013-05-23 at 10.15.55 PM.pngView the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards.

Screen shot 2013-04-24 at 11.35.49 AM.pngEducreations(Free) A whiteboard app with the ability to record the screen and the audio. Extremely easy to use.

subtext.pngSubtext (Free) Teachers and students can exchange ideas as they read, right in the pages of almost any digital book or document. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up limitless opportunities to engage students, foster analysis and writing skills, and assess student progress.

ask3.jpgAsk3 (Free) allows teachers and students with iPads to easily share knowledge and collaborate via threaded, video conversations.
kidblog.pngKidblog (Free)- Teachers can monitor blog activity and moderate comments and posts. Students can easily upload photos and videos.
edmodo.pngEdmodo (Free) Virtual classroom space

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BaiBoard (Free) Collaborative whiteboard

Grafio.jpgGrafio (Free and Paid version) Create info graphics, flow charts, mind maps, and more with this app.

Screen Shot 2013-02-16 at 6.01.08 PM.png Trading Cards(Free) ReadWriteThink’s unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters.


Chirp (Free) Let's you send information over the air to anyone running the app near you.

moxtra.pngMoxtra (Free) A binder- voice note, comment and share, record pages and annotations, video conference, real time screen sharing, simultaneous annotation.
tactilize_ipad_app_icon.pngTactalize (Free) Students can design their layout or use ready made templates to display interesting content by uploading content from virtually anywhere.

Screen Shot 2013-02-16 at 6.00.48 PM.pngPuppet Pals (Free and Paid version) create animated stories and create your own characters and combine them into an animated clip using your own creativity.
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Google Drive (Free)

Screen Shot 2013-02-16 at 6.11.13 PM.png iMovie
Screen Shot 2013-02-16 at 6.11.46 PM.png Keynote
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creative bb.pngCreative Book Builder (Upper Grades)
Screen Shot 2013-02-16 at 6.10.57 PM.pngBook Creator (Primary Students)

Common Core Websites:
Planning Rigorous and Relevant Instruction
Designing Units of Study
Changing Roles- Teacher/Student
Literacy Design Collaborative
Everyday Classroom Tools: Inquiry
Common Core Standards
California Department of Education Common Core Standards
Elk Grove Unified's Common Core Blog-lots of resources for California teachers
California Education and the Environment Initiative- Curriculum teaches to mastery select K-12 California academic content standards in Science and History-Social Science, using the environment as a context for learning.

Web 2.0
EEI CurriculumThe Education and the Environment (EEI) Curriculum teaches to mastery select K-12 California academic content standards in Science and History-Social Science, using the environment as a context for learning.
Username/Password: teacheei
Instagrok Learn about any topic by exploring connections between concepts/facts on an interactive concept map, which you can customize and share!
Wallwisher/Padlet-A virtual bulletin board
Readlists-gather a group of webpages and Readlists will bundle them into an ebook for you. Open in your Kindle, iPad, iPhone
Kidblog-Safe and simple blogs for students
Edmodo-a virtual classroom space to connect and collaborate
StudySync-"Providing the highest level of academics, great ideas conveyed by an author’s own words, award-winning video, a meaningful exchange of ideas, and collaboration at its best, StudySync brings learning to dynamic life."
Google Drive
ePals-connect with classrooms around the world
101 Questions-Dan Meyers video and image prompts for developing math questions
3 Act Math Problems-3 Acts of a mathematical story (Another Dan Meyer site)
Yummy Math - providing mathematics relevant to our world today
Mathalicious This site has great math projects such as the Viewmongus example we shared. Some are locked and some still free but you can pay whatever you can. It's so worthwhile.
Digitwhiz DigitWhiz is an online math program that guides kids ages 8+ to master key foundational skills in five areas: Multiplication, Division, Integer Operations, Like Terms and Solving Equations.
Wonderopolis Learn something new, try out an idea, create a masterpiece, imagine possibilities. It’s easy. It’s fun. But the learning is big!
Showbieeffortlessly assign, collect and review student work on your iPad.
Noredink a fun way to practice and master grammar and writing skills.
Teaching Channel