Photos for Class
Alabama Virtual Library
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
This website contains several NASA
apps from Aeronautics, Station and Shuttle, Solar Systems, Technology,
Universe, Earth, and NASA Television.
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.
Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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.