S'Cool Tools of the Week: Learningpod, Buzzmath, Epic!, Coffitivity

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S'Cool Tools of the Week: Learningpod, Buzzmath, Epic!, Coffitivity

Feb 8, 2014

TOO COOL (PERFECT FOR SCHOOL): Announcement! Every week, we publish our favorite S'Cool Tools in our teacher-specific INSTRUCT newsletter. (Don't receive our newsletter yet? Sign up here!) But we've decided that two is better than one. So to spread the love, we'll be publishing them here on our website as well! Our top S'Cool Tools for this week are:

*Free! Learningpod offers over 47,000 practice questions on virtually any topic imaginable. Studying for the SAT? There’s a section of questions for that. Giving your students an algebra test on solving rational equations? Toss them this section and have them add it to their “question pod.” Learninpod’s online practice generator makes independent practice or at-home study easy, breezy and beautiful.

*Free! We’re throwing this S’Cool in for fun. They say coffeeshop sounds boost creativity. Who are “they”? We have no idea. But according to the Coffitivity app website, a gentle hum will help get you and your students’ day started. It’s worth a try--it’s helped us write this newsletter all day long!

*Freemium: An animated version of Einstein accompanies students as they solve math problems? We’re in. Buzzmath is a MS/HS math platform that houses 3,000+ Common Core-aligned practice activities. With instant feedback via reports, students and teachers can track mastery over time. Click here to get your free classroom account, or investigate the premium classroom version here ($150/class) on the Buzzmath platform.

*Freemium: Freshly launched last week! The Epic! app is an all-you-can-read eBook subscription for kids 12 and under. For $9.99 a month (the first month is free), kids can instantly access thousands of books from the likes of Random House and HarperCollins. Users also gain access to personalized book recommendations based on age/interests, and a badging reward system. Celebrate your student or child’s reading achievements with this new tool!

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