S'Cool Tools: Todo Math, Cashtivity, NextLesson, Nureva Troove

TOO COOL (PERFECT FOR SCHOOL): We've got our favorite edtech teacher and administrator tools for the week right here, as highlighted in our Instruct newsletter. By the way--got a favorite S’Cool Tool you like to use? We would love to hear and share your recommendations! If you’ve got a tool that makes you or your students sing from the proverbial mountaintops, fill out this form to let us know. It might just get featured!

Our tools of the week are:

Free! LocoMotive Labs is offering Todo Math, available for iPads, designed for K-2 learners, especially those with special needs or who lack grade-level preparation. It provides six multi-level games covering concepts in three categories: Numbers & Counting, Visual Representations, and Math Facts Practice. Users can play games or standards-aligned practice mode. In the Todo Math Pilot Program, teachers can use the games with up to 30 students for free until June 30. Parents can buy games within the free app.

Free! If managing a weekly allowance is too easy, young entrepreneurs can sharpen their tbusiness acumen with Cashtivity. Students can use the app to charge or pay for food at a school bake sale or pizza day, or to organize charges for their babysitting startup. Users under 18 must use Cashtivity under the supervision of a responsible adult.

Freemium! Do you have a student who dislikes statistics —unless the numbers are about her favorite sports team? NextLesson offers videos and lesson plans to connect your students’ interests to curriculum in math, English language arts, social studies or science. Basic accounts are free; learn about other pricing options here.

License: On Nureva Troove, students can create digital portfolios for academic work, reflections, and photos and videos from their lives. You can give feedback on their work, share it home, and track a student’s progress throughout the year. Request a demo to learn more about pricing; students under 18 must have parental consent to use Nureva Troove.

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