Posts by Alesha Bishop
iTooch Elementary, a series of apps made by EduPad, is a collection of educational activities based on Common Core Standards. The app covers math and language arts material for grades one to five, as well as science material for grades three to five. The apps can be downloaded as a complete package by grade, or by specific subject area for each grade.
Getting Smart Teacher Blogger Alesha Bishop talks shop with Sandra Jacobo, Director of Education at Yogome, to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their work with Yale's play2PREVENT lab. Together they are building games that support learning and happiness.
This should be at the top of your booklist. The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter is a must-read new book by Greg Toppo.
Introducing TeacherPitch, a new website that combines resource sharing and the teacher community experience in one online platform.
As a parent I want my child’s teachers to have the tools they need to make their teaching as effective as it can possibly be. I can see the value of ClassDojo as one amongst other tools, especially if it is used in a careful, sensitive way that encourages social and emotional learning.
All in all, Todo Math is a complete, well-designed app which will serve children through all stages of early elementary math education. Perfect for supplemental math practice at school or at home. And it is well worth the purchase price.