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Formative Assessment Links
goFormative Formative runs on any internet connected device and is optimized for any flipped or blended classroom
Quizlet Live  provides engaging, customizable activities - also has a teacher blog (click here)
Quizizz makes it super easy to make a quiz that provides class and student data
MicroSoft Forms learn how to create authentic assessments with MicroSoft Forms
NearPod take engagement and assessment to the next level
Diagnostic Questions is a world leading assessment tool that provides detailed insights into student understanding in a fraction of the time, simultaneously reducing your workload and improving student results and confidence.
ReCap   Recap is question-led chat tool augmented by the power of video that makes it easier to start deeper, more empowering discussions with students and teachers.
Early Elementary iPad Links
Learning in Hand is an educator's resource for mobile and digital learning. 
Early Childhood Apps is a collection of educational technology apps curated by Heather Rogers
Apps for Kindergarten is a collection of educational apps curated by Beloit Proud  
Listing of Apps by Objective this is a collection of educational apps 
The Stem Laboratory - 20 Teacher approved apps for students age 3-8
Easy iPad Projects for Elementary Students
Writing Skills iPad Apps
Writing Challenge App  The Writing Challenge App allows students to enjoy writing in the guide of a fun, interactive game.  The app provides a prompt to get student writing started…then, every minute, the app supplies another prompt to add new ideas, words, characters, sentences, places or actions to the plot. 
Writing Prompts  This app generates fiction, and nonfiction writing prompts, helping students master the skill of the short write.  The 600 creative writing prompts are available both on- and offline to encourage student writing wherever they may be.
Story Builder Story Builder is an app from the same company that produces Sentence Builder.  SThe app is designed to help students improve paragraph formation, integration of idea, inference, and abstract thinking and expression.  The app’s use of audio clips promotes access to writing skills, even for students with special needs.  The app offers a talk-to-text function, which allows students to narrate their thoughts and see them transformed into paragraphs; this is an essential scaffold for struggling writers.
Write About This  Write About This is an app that addresses all genres of writing throughout elementary school, engaging students and making them feel excited about writing! 
Storyrobe  Storyrobe allows writers to write, share their work, and receive feedback from others.  This is a great way to integrate student editing and revision as well as teaching how to incorporate positive feedback to writers. 
Skype Links
Around the World with 80 Schools introduced on the Langwitches blog challenges teachers to connect with 80 different schools via Skype in order to circle the globe once.