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
Opposites
Adjectives and Adverbs
Create Your Own Story
Fill-in-the-Blank
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
Addition
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 19, 2015

Win a FROZEN DRESS!!!



Ladies on the Go March Giveaway by Dandan Chen Winn at Dandan's Discount Boutique
You can win a FROZEN DRESS (sizes 2/3 to 7/8)!! Ends on March 31st!!
To enter go to http://giveawaytools2.com/share.php?giveaway=27409749991 (multiple chances to get entries)
Make sure to comment below which dress you would like of the three and what size you would want if you won.





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
http://eepurl.com/bgMYLn

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How to Use Strikeapp.com to Manage Tasks


Applications for Education 

One of the things that I like about StrikeApp.com 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.

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/03/how-to-use-strikeappcom-to-manage-tasks.html#.VPYaPfnF_VE

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.**

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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

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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

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PERFECT FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS, PROMOTING EMPATHY, SHARING AND CREATIVITY THROUGH PRETEND PLAY.
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

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 visithttp://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/perth/dinosaur-discovery-perth/app-support

Get it on Google Play

Coursera

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

FREE APP Friday


Make sure to check out these great FREE Educational Apps!!
http://freeappfriday.com/category/this-weeks-free-apps/february-20-2015/

http://www.appfriday.com/

Free App Friday February 20 — Save $80 on 26 FREE apps!

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Free App Friday is sponsored by JFK Challenge.
Today's list is one of the best Free App Friday line ups we've seen in quite awhile! There are 26 FREE apps today, and 25 of them are completely free! Save $80 on today's apps, including all three Mathseeds apps (for K, 1 and 2) and three great apps for science experiments. Home on a snow day? There's plenty of entertainment and education in this list!
Most of these apps are free ONLY UNTIL 10 p.m. (U.S. CST) on February 20, 2015, so start downloading now!

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Free App Friday is sponsored by JFK Challenge
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has launched a free iPad app, The JFK Challenge that brings American history to life for kids ages 8-12. The Library’s first-ever app release, The JFK Challenge turns players into NASA and Peace Corps trainees ready to accept President Kennedy's charge to accomplish great things and make a difference in the world. As virtual astronauts, they try on a spacesuit, steer the spacecraft, and explore the Moon's surface while learning about NASA, space travel, and the first moon walk. Back on Earth, the Peace Corps mission takes young volunteers on a trip to 1961 in Colombia, where they learn about the local culture and use these skills and knowledge to navigate mazes and build pathways for clean drinking water and houses.
FREE
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Tenser
iPhone/2x iPad - $0.99 to FREE
Digits materialize and begin to fall… and stack up. By forming strings of digits that add up to TEN, the digits explode to clear space and rack up points. As play progresses, the numbers fall faster and faster, making play TENSER. Transport the digit instantly by tapping to the left or right. When the digit turns completely red, it will fall. Or swipe down to drop the digit when you’re ready!
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Huffy Dragon 
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Ever see a preschooler lose their cool? It happens, and it ain’t pretty. Huffy Dragon is a game for kids that also teaches anger management techniques such as breathing, counting, and listening to relaxing music. The player leads a dragon through a series of increasingly more complex mazes, while avoiding flying frogs.
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Princess Draw & Color
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Children can challenge their creativity while painting 18 wonderful and unique princesses or draw freely in their digital personal sketchbook : a whole painting book in their pockets for hours of fun. Children live in a world made of bridges from fantasy to reality. This app focuses on their imagination and their artistic inspiration.
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iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
Do your kids have a great imagination? What would they do if they had magic powers? Rodrigo thinks he has a fairly good idea... In this tBook (tablet-centric eBook), Rodrigo considers what it would be like to be a wizard. He cheerfully imagines changing characters on his street into forest animals. All these spells are driven interactively by your child.

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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 9.46.29 PMSMART Adventures Mission Math
iPad only - $4.99 to FREE
A MATH ADVENTURE GAME FOR GIRLS AGES 9 AND UP. S.M.A.R.T. – the Science Math and Radical Technology Agency - needs your help! The space station has been sabotaged, and the astronauts are desperately trying to keep things working. 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 9.48.12 PMChristian Kids Game
iPad/iPhone - $.99 to FREE
Learn all about the Bible while playing fun and easy kids games! ABC's, Shapes, Puzzles and more! 1.) Alphabet  2) Find Me Game  3) Ark –  4) Jigsaw Puzzles  5) Memory Game 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 9.51.12 PM4 Dice a Fractions Game
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
4 Dice: Fraction Games hones the many concepts of fractions that include adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing through a series of game mode options. The game also enhances analytical thinking by providing the answer and requiring students to determine the appropriate equation. 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 9.52.56 PMJobi's Animal Barn
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Jobi Jobi is an creativity educational role playing game for children. Jobi Jobi’s first contents, Jobi’s animal barn! How do farmers grow and harvest vegetables? Have your children had chance to pat cows or pigs? From many mini games, let’s learn about the farmer life! 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 11.14.52 PMJFK Challenge
iPad only - FREE
 Take the JFK Challenge – fly to the moon or help people around the world! This immersive app from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library transports kids back in time to train for the Apollo 11 mission where they try on a space suit, steer a spacecraft, and land a crew safely on the moon. 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 9.54.51 PMComplete the Equation
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
This app is aligned with the latest common core standards to help your youngster practice their math facts. Comes with 6 levels of progressively challenging math facts. Also helps with the Singapore Math Curriculum. First grade students need scaffolded experiences to develop problem solving skills. 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 9.56.39 PMOrdered Fractions: Compare and Order Fractions Game
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Multiplayer Math Game! You can use up to five devices and play competitively or cooperatively with your classmates or parents. Ordered Fractions provides a comprehensive tool that offers an innovative method of learning about comparing and ordering fractions. 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.00.34 PMAlphabet KIDS+
iPad only - $1.99 to FREE
Alphabet+ helps you to learn English alphabet via sounds / images! You can basically use these apps to improve children's on-going education or you can give a start with it! Also any adult person who is going to learn English language definitely can use the Alphabet+.
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.27.05 PMSmall Experiments Mega - Experiments for kids to do at home
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to FREE
Discover a series of fun and easy science experiments for kids to do at home in your living room or kitchen. Experiments for kids explained step by step in VIDEO. Your iPad will be turned into a real little scientific laboratory. The application makes science fun and easy!
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.32.51 PMSmall Physics Experiments Mega - Physics Experiments for kids
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Discover a series of fun and easy physics experiments for kids to do at home in your living room or kitchen. Physics Experiments are illustrated and explained step by step. The application makes science fun and easy! Test your knowledge with the quiz. After you complete the experiments, you will be able to answer the quiz questions!
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.35.43 PMSmall Chemistry Experiments HD Mega - Chemistry experiments for kids
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Chemistry Experiments are illustrated and explained step by step. Your iPad will be turned into a real little scientific laboratory. The application makes science fun and easy! Test your knowledge with the quiz. After you complete the experiments, you will be able to answer the quiz questions! 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.39.22 PMWalter's Flying Bus
iPad only - $6.99 to FREE
In "Walter's Flying Bus," Walter finds an abandoned bus and together with the hopes and dreams of his friends, and a little work, the engine soon roars to life! The children realize their dreams are not only inspirational but they have the power to carry them to what they desire most, families that will love them forever.
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.42.22 PMMathseeds Kindergarten: US ONLY
iPad only - $7.99 to FREE
Training – 36 question sets that cover: Number, Addition and Subtraction, Fractions, Grouping and Sharing, Patterns and Shapes, Measurement, Money and Data. Includes a scratch board for working out problems, along with the added feature of audio for all questions, including word problems.
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iPad only - $7.99 to FREE
Training – 81 question sets that cover the 9 big topics of Grade 1 Math. Includes a scratch board for working out problems, along with a Dictionary of terms and audio prompts for Word Problems. Multiplayer – up to 4 players can play against each other in this game of speed and fun. Timed – Increase your speed in essential addition, subtraction, word and mixed mathematic.
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iPad only - $7.99 to FREE
Training – 81 question sets that cover the 9 big topics of Grade 2 Math. Includes a scratch board for working out problems, along with a Dictionary of terms. Multiplayer – up to 4 players can play against each other in this game of speed and fun. Timed – Increase your speed in essential addition, subtraction, word and mixed mathematics.
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.48.01 PMDuet Game
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
Your survival is dependent on protecting two vessels - they are devices in sync, a dance and song between two entities tethered together in symbiosis. Feel edge of your seat terror where the world around you becomes quiet and numb as all that matters is the game living between your palms -- that is Duet.
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.50.19 PMTangram Chess For Kids: Transformation Math Game
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Tangram Chess is an excellent game for kids. Every game of Tangram Chess has its own story. Some are long-drawn out strategic affairs; others can be quick, but complicated, tactical battles. The winner is the player who can out-think his or her opponent, and make the best plans for attack and defense.
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.52.46 PMWords with Tots
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Teach your toddler their very first words in English, Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic! Words with Tots has over 100 different words and hundreds of images and audio files covering: - Basic - Animals - Shapes - Color - Food - Numbers. Words with Tots is completely FREE with NO in app purchases.
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 10.59.47 PMJack and the Beanstalk a Mathematical Adventure 
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
Jack and the Beanstalk a Mathematical Adventure—a unique and fun way to learn and practice math! Join Jack on his epic adventure of mathematical proportions, to help him with his GIANT problems. The adventure unfolds one step at a time while learning math. 
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 11.03.59 PMRolling Pea
iPad only - $2.99 to FREE
Rolling Pea is an interactive fairy tale. It's the story of a boy with incredible strength and a brave heart who goes on an adventure to rescue his sister and brothers from an evil dragon. More than thirty amazing fully-animated pages. Wonderfully illustrated with beautiful, colorful imagery. More than 500 interactive elements and sounds to explore
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 11.07.12 PMFloat Away, Bobby
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
When Bobby was born, his parents quickly discovered he was special. He floated right to the ceiling! Follow Bobby’s family as they try to keep him from floating away in this storybook app by M. B. Chan! Illustrated with vibrant digital watercolor. Fully voiced by the author. Optional “Read by myself” feature for a classic picture book feel
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Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 11.08.54 PMPie Time
iPad/iPhone - $.99 to FREE
Pie Time™ is a clock app that helps kids - and their parents -make time management easy as pie! Pie Time helps kids and adults stay on track by showing how a slice of pie for a given task gets eaten away over the passage of time. The ability to see how much is left in the slice helps kids to understand what “We’re leaving in 5 minutes” really means. 
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