Top 5 Digital Tools of 2014

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mobile-phone-213368_640What are the top apps, websites, and games for learning of 2014? In this webinar, Common Sense Graphite Certified Educator, Dr. Ruth Okoye, shared five of the top tools for 2014 by Graphite.  Ruth demonstrated Shadow Puppet: a free video slideshow creator for elementary (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Prodigy: an adaptive math practice game and roleplaying adventure for elementary (Linux, Mac, Windows), Newsela: a website for middle/high school that connects kids to absorbing news at their reading levels, eduCanon: a website for middle/high school that adds interactivity and formative assessments to videos, and Curriculet: a website that is an elegant reading tool to promote comprehension with embedded assessments.  Ruth shared what these tools are, and also specific examples of how to use them with students. View this “Appy Hour” to learn about some of the best digital tools out there!

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