Author Archives: Todd Cherner

Makebadges: A Website for Digital Badges, Avatars, Banners, & More!

Free! Makebadges is a website for creating digital products including badges, avatars, banners, and site logos. With an easy-to-use interface, the process for creating the digital products is the same. To begin, users must launch the website and then choose if they wish to create a badge, avatar, banner, or logo by clicking the corresponding button at the top of ...

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Learnia: Spelling & Math Tutor

After launching the Learnia: Spelling & Math Tutor app, users first have to register as a student or teacher. If registering as a student, they need to enter a username and password along with selecting a grade level. Next, the app gives users a tour of the Land of Learnia, which includes spelling and math activities. At the end of ...

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Learn to Code with Swift

Learn to Code with Swift provides users with lesson-based units for learning to code an iOS app. After downloading and launching the app, the dashboard will load, and users are supposed to complete each unit that is comprised of separate lessons – starting with “The Basics” unit and advancing all the way through “Your First iOS App” unit – in ...

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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: An App for Civic Engagement

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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