Thursday, May 7, 2015

XP Math Games - Common Core Aligned

I wanted to share this great Math website. I have been using it for a few years now and it just keeps getting better. It is best for grades 2nd-9th. All games are Common Core aligned. I hope you and your students enjoy how much fun and educational these games can be. Bring the fun back into learning!!

Math Games Arcade - eXPerience 

How do you integrate Common Core State Standards in the math classroom? How do you engage your students and increase interest in math? XP Math features fun and educational math games for Grades 2-9. Mental mathematics is a component of the Common Core Mathematical Practices and XP Math Games makes it easy to support it. XP Math allows teachers to differentiate instruction by process and content by providing tools to collect and analyze student data at every stage of their learning.

-XP Math

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ladies on the Go - April Giveaway - Rhea Lana's of Baton Rouge

Thank you to Janelle Primes the owner of Rhea Lana's of Baton Rouge four our second giveaway of the month.

You can win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Rhea Lana Sale!!

The sale is coming May 24th-May 30th!!! I am beyond excited = )

If you have any questions please visit
or email Janelle at

Friday, March 27, 2015

FREE Spring Educational Bundle: ELA and MATH until 3/28/15

You can get this wonderful BUNDLE for FREE until 3/28/15..all I ask is that you tweet or post about it. Once you do that, you will receive a Spring Bundle with over 100 pages of activities. You and your students will love this fun filled educational bundle with a Spring theme.

Get it FREE by Tweeting:

The topics in the ELA pack include:
ABC Cut and Arrange
Adjectives and Adverbs
Create Your Own Story
Making Words
ABC Order
Common and Proper Nouns
Happy Easter Writing Mom (2 types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Dad (2 types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Grandma (2 types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Grandpa (2 types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Friend (2 types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Blank (2 types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Paper (2types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Paper Chick in Egg (2 types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Paper Chick (2 types of line spacing)
Happy Easter Writing Paper Bunny (2 types of line spacing)
4 Creative Writing Prompts (2 types of line spacing for each prompt)
Plain Task Card Templates
Fillable Task Card Templates (type in questions)

The topics in the Math pack include:
Even and Odd Numbers
Word Problems Addition
Word Problems Subtraction
Subtraction Pictures
Number Matching (Pictures)
Multiplication Pictures (Easy and Intermediate - 2 Levels)
2 Math Writing (2 types of line spacing for each prompt)
Plain Task Card Templates
Fillable Task Card Templates (type in questions)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 2015 Technology Newsletter

In this newsletter you will find all the resources you need to make March exciting with your kids/students. I hope you enjoy!!

March 2015 Technology Newsletter from Kristen Hernandez

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How to Use to Manage Tasks

Applications for Education 

One of the things that I like about is that students don't have to register on the site in order to use it. They simply start creating lists and each list is assigned a URL that they can share with you, their parents, or their classmates.

Friday, February 20, 2015

More FREE APPS (Android)

Today we have found savings on some very popular apps that have gone free for a limited time — Doodle Jump, Trivia Crack (ad free version) and Sago Mini Friends. There is also an app called Hearing Aide, which was designed specifically for the hearing impaired to help them identify sounds around them. We also have stories about fitting in, fun and educational apps for preschoolers, an open learning app which is fantastic for homeschoolers, an augmented reality dinosaur app and two apps from the Fred Rogers Center!

** Please note ** Pricing and dates are correct at the time of publishing. We endeavour to only include apps that have no in-app purchases and no advertising. Only the app's developer can control when an app is free.**

81JiGT5FoSL._SY300_.pngDoodle Jump
One of the hottest mobile games of all time - now optimized for Android by the same team that created the original version!
See for yourself why Touch Arcade called Doodle Jump “possibly the best [mobile] game ever created” and Macworld called it “a perfect micro-game, insanely addictive, and deliciously replayable.”
How high can you jump? Journey up a sheet of graph paper, perpetually jumping from one platform to the next, picking up jet packs, avoiding black holes, and blasting baddies with nose balls along the way. Laugh with delight as you blow past other players' actual score markers scribbled in the margins.
And be warned: this game is insanely addictive!
FREE, Regularly $0.99
Available on Amazon Appstore

51Nf7DSjczL._SY300_.pngTrivia Crack (ad free version)
From the creators of Aworded arrives Trivia Crack, the amazing quiz game that lets you test your knowledge and challenge your friends to see who is the smartest! Trivia Crack is a trivia game with six different categories: geography, history, art & literature, science and technology, entertainment, and sports. You'll have to collect the characters that correspond to each one of the categories. Spin the wheel and chance will decide which category you will have to answer. If the wheel stops at the special slot, you'll be able to play for a character of your choice! But knowledge is not enough to win! Trivia Crack is also a game of strategy: you can steal characters from your opponents if you challenge them on a duel! If the wheel stops at the the special slot, you'll be able to choose between playing for a character or challenging your opponent so you can steal one of his. 
FREE (after 12 midnight ET on Feb 13, 2015), regularly $2.99
Does include in-app purchases
Available on Amazon Appstore

51mV1hBnD-L._SY300_.pngSago Mini Friends
Go on a playdate with your favourite Sago Mini friends! Take a walk to a friend’s house and let the fun begin. Help Robin the bird fix a birdhouse, play dress-up with Jinja the cat or enjoy a snack with Harvey the dog. With five friends and ten activities, there’s a lot to explore.
Play time with friends is such an important part of children’s lives. Crafted with love, Sago Mini Friends invites kids to lead the play. Part of the award-winning suite of Sago Mini apps, the app will bring smiles to you and your children.
FREE, regularly $2.99
Available on Amazon Appstore
Sparky Shark - Children's Book

The story starts off when Sparky notices a sign on the beach that says “No Sharks Allowed.” Sparky tells his best pal Dax (a penguin) that he cannot go to the beach anymore, which really bothers him, and what about that Sand Sculpting Competition? The story continues on into an adventure as Sparky tries various silly ways to disguise his outer physical appearance so that he’ll fit in better, but it is not until a “Eureka” moment that Sparky the Shark finally gets it.

Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play
The Allen Adventure

The Allen Adventure app was developed by all Australian education authorities, working together to create safe and supportive school environments free from bullying, harassment and violence. This fun app is an interactive story about the new kid in class whose name is Allen. He’s an alien from another planet, and wants to fit in and make friends... but he discovers it’s not always that easy! The app’s objective is to teach children social and emotional skills and how to identify and deal with inappropriate behaviour.

Get it on Google Play


Mixup! Funny game for little kids! Kitty-goosy-horse or octo-dolphy-bee and even more! It's up to you. It contains beautiful illustration of animals whose heads, bodies and legs can be mixed to create dozens of funny combination. All combinations are synchronized by nice female voice. Two variants of game: create new amusing animals and listen its names or get task and pick incredible combination in time. But remember: complexity increases, time decreases. Try to pick all combinations!

Get it on Google Play
Hearing Aide
Hearing Aide is designed to simplify the lives of the hearing-impaired by alerting them about the key everyday sounds around them. The app recognises these sounds in both indoor and outdoor environment and alerts the users through push notifications coupled with vibratory alerts in just few seconds. Hearing Aide comes preloaded with alerts for key sounds like sirens, alarms, rings, bells and beeps. It also gives users the option to create their own alerts. They can record the sounds that they want the app to identify and alert them about.

Get it on Google Play
Dinosaur Discovery
The Dinosaur Discovery app accompanies the Western Australian Museum's premier dinosaur exhibit "Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous" starting in Perth on 11th April 2014 before it begins its international tour around the world. For users who are not at the exhibition, sample markers can be downloaded and printed from the Dinosaur Discovery support page. For feedback and support visit

Get it on Google Play


With Coursera, education is free, open, online - and now mobile! Coursera connects students, professionals, and lifelong learners everywhere with free online courses from over 100 top-tier global universities and institutions. Browse courses and watch lectures from the world’s best instructors anytime, anywhere - on your commute or on the treadmill, whether you’re interested in cooking or computer science.

Get it on Google Play
Winter Walk

Grab your finest winter coat and try not to lose your hat in the high winds as you stroll and ponder. Remember..the days might be getting shorter and the nights may seem to stretch on forever but a Victorian gentleman should still pursue his evening constitutional to keep his mind fresh and his limbs nimble! Winter Walk is a quirky little game suitable for ladies and gentlemen of all ages and occupations!

Get it on Google Play
Nina and Peanut

Meet four-year old Nina and her best friend Peanut! Nina and Peanut Make the Animal Sounds is a new interactive storybook that can help young children develop English and Spanish vocabulary. Nina is visiting her grandparents' ranch where everyone speaks Spanish, including the animals. Children can participate by recording and playing their own animal sounds to call the animals! Learning about sounds in different languages is a unique way to introduce children to bilingual language learning.

Get it on Google Play
Museum Mix Up

Museum Mix Up is a game for children ages four and older and their caregivers to play together to re-create and discover great works of art. Children help sort a mixed-up delivery to the museum by following clues to take photos, make videos, and record silly sounds, unlocking beautiful paintings and sculptures from museums in the United States. The app also supports early literacy skills by promoting conversation and dialogue around artwork.

Get it on Google Play