Author Archives: Todd Cherner

Lexile Framework for Reading: The Go-To Resource for Quantitative Text Complexity

Free! The Lexile Framework for Reading is an industry-standard in identifying the quantitative reading score for written texts, and it provides resources for parents, students, and teachers. To begin, users will need to register and then log into the website. It will then launch the home screen, and three resources for educators will load: Find Just the Right Books, Look ...

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The True Size Of… – A Website for Geography

Free! The True Size Of… website provides a tool for comparing the actual sizes of landmasses against one another. For example, due to the Mercator map, there is distortion about the size of certain landmasses compared to other landmasses (e.g., Greenland is not the same size as Africa). With The True Size Of… website, users can type the name of ...

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Participate: An Online Community for Educators

Participate is a website full of resources for users who are teaching a variety of subjects, and it provides avenues for teachers who wish to interact together and engage professional development learning opportunities. To begin, users must register with Participate for free. Next, they will be taken to their home page, where they can click the Communities, Collections, Learning Products, ...

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Writing Reviser: Improving Writing Using Analytics!

Free! The Writing Reviser from Curriculum Pathways provides users with a tool for analyzing their writing. The analysis offers detailed insights into multiple components of their writing, including essay structure along with sentence economy, variety, power, and clarity. To begin using this tool, users must first register with Curriculum Pathways, which is free for students and teachers. Next, they can ...

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Virtual Field Trips: Get Out in the World & Explore!

Virtual Field Trips by Arizona State University features over a dozen places users can visit through this website that includes the sites of Early Civilizations, Karijini Gorge, and Ancient Earth among others. In addition, there are plans to add future locations, such as Tectonics, Beyond Earth, and the Origins of Water. To access a field trip, users most load the ...

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WalkWoke

WalkWoke allows users to create simple posters themed around current social issues in society. After launching the app, users can click the “Feed” option to view a variety of poster backgrounds they can use to help voice their concerns related to a specific social topic. If they choose to adopt one of those posters, they can simply tap it. They ...

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eLearnReady: A self-assessment tool for online learning

Free! eLearnReady is an assessment tool that users can employ to analyze their preparedness for online learning, and there are two main ways users can engage eLearnReady. First, users can access the self-survey and complete it. Next, the website will analyze their responses and supply them with a report, both via email and on a separate webpage. In it, the ...

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StudyAce: A Flexible Platform for Creating Games

Paid! After launching the StudyAce website, users will need to first login. Next, the users’ dashboard will load, and users can see the groups they belong to, study materials they developed or download, and sample games. Users can click through the websites’ options to add content to their dashboard. To begin, users can click the “Courses” button on the top ...

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StudyAce Learning Games

Study Ace is a flexible platform for users to create, share, and engage study materials. After launching and logging into the app, users can tap the “Home” button on the bottom of the screen and select one of the “Sample Games” to play. Next, a new screen will appear, and it will display the games users can play at the ...

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Mixerpiece: Mix & Match Artwork to Make Your Own!

Mixerpiece allows users to create works of art by mixing and matching shapes, body parts, clothing, decorative elements, and backgrounds that appear in famous paintings. After loading the app, users begin by tapping the “Create” option. Next, a workspace will appear along with two menus. The menu at the bottom of the screen provides categories of elements that can be ...

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