SCOOTPAD is a website that ties together the various tasks and routines of an elementary school classroom into one online platform. Kids can practice math, reading, and spelling all while receiving immediate feedback. You can assign customized learning paths to kids, then track and reward their progress. The basic version is free for teachers (up to 30 students) and gives students log-in information so they can “play” at home.
Website with Information and Directions on ScootPad.
Epic! is a FREE resource for educators that allow students (and the teacher) to read books online or on a device (Epic! is also an app.) There are thousands of books to choose from and teachers can create student accounts so that the program can learn the students’ preferences. One of the BEST features is that there are also audio books so that students can have books read to them as they follow along in the text.
Here is a set of directions that help take you to some of Epic!’s best features:
Looking for a good way to record your own books for kids to use duringDaily 5’s “Listen to Reading”? Ms. Lane and Laughing with Lane has a great way to record a book as a Mp3 and connect it to a QR code. Print and tape the QR code to the book and all a student has to do is scan to code to list to the book! (Trust me, her directions are super simple!)