Category Archives: cool tools

Cool Tool | Skaffl


A workflow management solution designed for the iPad, Skaffl enables teachers to distribute materials, and collect and assess student assignments. Skaffl combines both in-app activities that allow the teacher to go completely paperless by incorporating built in annotation tools for students to complete handouts, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | First Story Maker

A new iOS 8 iPad app, Reader Bee’s  First Story Maker, features what may be the first custom iPad keyboard for children. Through use of the Honeycomb Keyboard, a child’s story comes to life with magic pictures that transform into words … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Gradeable 

Gradeable is a paper and mobile assessment tool designed to empower teachers with their own data. Teachers create and share daily assessments to get personalized, formative insights on students and their learning progress. In addition to analyzing comments and rubric-based scoring for paper or digital … Continue reading

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Cool Tools | Smithsonian Video Series  

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access presents “Explore with Smithsonian Experts,” a free video series for educators and students. The series features subject matter experts presenting on a variety of educational topics to help students develop academic research … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Waggle 

Today, educators are looking for standards-aligned resources that help students prepare for assessments, but many solutions do not offer a practice environment to help them grow and master core skills. Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, … Continue reading

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