Common Core Explorer

SL.1.4

These apps, games, and websites will help your students describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
App
Toontastic
Writer, actor, director: Kids play all parts in riveting storytelling tool
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
BetterLesson
Exemplary Common Core-aligned lessons from rock star peers at large
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
Curious About Me
Kids co-star with Curious George in their own easy-to-make movies
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
App
Go Go Games
Encouraging, carefully crafted games help kids notice details fast
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
Imagistory: Schools Edition - Creative Storytelling
Kids use pictures to create narrative adventures in easy-to-use app
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
Website
LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary School
Thorough lesson plans help teachers utilize an amazing digital library
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
App
My Story Book Creator School Edition
Sleek platform is a great artistic tool, intro to digital creation
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
App
One Globe Kids - Friends Around the World
Beautiful photos and stories build cultural knowledge, self-awareness
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
PBS LearningMedia
Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
TeleStory
Direct and star in zany TV shows with fun, easy-to-use movie maker
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
Tell About This
Photo and word prompts inspire storytelling; app records the results
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
Toontastic 3D
Flexible tool hands kids the reins for creative animated storytelling
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
Website
VoiceThread
Easily collaborate and create with voice, video, or image
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Game
Zoo U
Research-based social game has terrific assessment potential
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
App
Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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Game
Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Puppet Pals 2: School Edition
Record audio, animate characters, import images with charming storytelling tool
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Game
Quest Atlantis
Jam-packed with proven content but technically finicky
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Scene Speak
Social stories and visual displays connect words and concepts for kids
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
Social Stories Creator for Educators
Create multimedia stories that help with social skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
Speech Journal
Audio wed to images for multiple learning/teaching goals
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
StoryBuilder
Versatile resource helps kids with multi-sentence storytelling
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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