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eBooks
OverDrive
http://jefcoed.lib.overdrive.com
After downloading the app, select "Add a library" from the main menu. Search by school name. Select Jefferson County Board of Education library system. (Tap the star to save the information.)  Enter school name and log in using your lunch number and your six digit birthday. Starting checking out books, by clicking "Borrow."  


Apps for Education
NASA App

This website contains several NASA apps from Aeronautics, Station and Shuttle, Solar Systems, Technology, Universe, Earth, and NASA Television.

http://www.nasa.gov/connect/apps.html

Virtual Frog Dissection

The Frog Dissection App is an ethical and educative alternative to live animal dissections. Help your students learn all about frogs and their biological functions, without the messy lab work or controversial questions.

http://frogvirtualdissection.com/

Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!

http://www.showme.com/

Things to Think About

Kids’ Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids. Created by students and teachers in Michigan, it can be used in classrooms or with families by allowing children to explore the prompts and by using them to guide a discussion or lesson.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/things-to-think-about/id664670576?mt=8

Exoplanet

The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets you explore our universe all the way from the Solar System to the cosmic microwave background. This app has been developed and is maintained by a professional astronomer.

http://exoplanetapp.com/

NOVA Elements

Did you ever wonder why the periodic table is shaped the way it is, what gives each element its own unique set of properties, or even how elements combine to make everyday objects such as a cup of coffee? With “NOVA Elements,” explore an interactive periodic table, play a game hosted by David Pogue, or watch the two-hour NOVA program, “Hunting the Elements.”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nova-elements/id512772649?mt=8

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/mobile-apps/word-mover-30930.html

Factor Samurai

This action-based educational app requires students to use a sword to ‘slice’ numbers that fall down the screen.  The specific math concepts this app covers are multiplication and the identification of prime numbers.  

http://appsforclass.com/factor-samurai

Grammar Pop

Grammar Pop lets users match words in sentences with 1 of 11 speech parts. The game starts off with the basics (nouns, verbs, and articles) and advances through 14,000 words and 28 levels of difficulty. Higher levels include more advanced concepts, such as gerunds, participles, and infinitives. Users can start at Level 1 or move between levels at will, collecting coin prizes and earning achievements along the way.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/09/02/app-of-the-week-grammar-pop/

Teacher Resources
Storybird

Teaching plot? Elements of a short story? Want your students to apply what they've learned?

Have students create their own story through an innovatively bright, inviting, and user-friendly website!  Storybird allows your students to write stories that are published online with thousands of pictures submitted by real artists as their illustrations.  The stories are published online in a class set for your convenience!  Check it out!

http://storybird.com/

Educreations

 Need a resource for teaching videos? Would you like to reteach students and have notes for students to look at later?

Educreations is a great resource of teaching videos.    Educreations has several videos teaching concepts in math, science, social studies, English, world languages, and arts.  Use the videos created or create your own! 

http://www.educreations.com/

LiveBinders

Have a notebook project? Bring that project up to the 21st century wiht LiveBinders!  Students can upload synthesized information to an online binder with tabs and active links.  Try it!

http://www.livebinders.com/

Awesome Stories

Have students discover the subject you teach in a different way on the Awesome Stories website. Access information retold through media archives that include audio, video and images, visual vocabulary, story calendars, dramatic narrations, and more!  This is another great resource to enhance any topic while also acting as a great resource for research projects.  Awesome Stories includes lesson plans and activities and is aligned with Common Core Standards.

http://www.awesomestories.com
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