August 1

Kidspiration Maps

Kispiration Maps

Suited to: All grades

MTPS Licenses: 30

Colorful and constructive: with Kidspiration Maps, students create visual maps that build reading, writing and thinking skills. “awesome learning tools!”

June 8

Shadow Puppet Edu

Suitable for: All year levels

MTPS Licenses: 128 ios

Platform: IOS (iPad), Android

Being used by PP3 and Room 1

Create video slide shows, adding narration and text. Videos can be up to 30 minutes long and can include up to 100 images. Kids can choose images from the camera roll, the Library of Congress, maps, the MOMA, the British Library, NASA, and NOAA, as well as from Flickr and Web searches within the app. They then scroll through and zoom in on images as they narrate their slide shows, and they can add text or clip art. Videos are automatically saved to the device’s camera roll and online, are accessible via a direct link, and can be shared through social media.

SHADOW PUPPETS EDU is chock-full of resources, all in-app, so kids can quickly and easily create impressive slide shows. It’s intended for educational use and includes resources galore for teachers. And, although kids are searching resources that could include objectionable content, the filters are locked down pretty well.

September 2

GoNoodle

GoNoodle

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Kids wiggle. GoNoodle gets the wiggles out, so we can keep on learning. GoNoodle gives us over 100 physical activity videos and games –

including dancing, running, jumping, stretching, deep breathing, and more – and helps students channel their abundant energy. After we take a

quick break with GoNoodle, we’re better able to focus on learning.

GoNoodle is great when:

  • we’re transitioning from one subject to another
  • we’re feeling stressed or anxious
  • we can’t sit still
  • we’ve had a great day and need a rest