Common Core Explorer

SL.3.5

These apps, games, and websites will help your students create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
App
Shadow Puppet Edu
Resource-rich video slide-show maker a gem for a variety of classrooms
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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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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Website
Biteslide
Great kid-friendly tool for research and multimedia slideshow creation
GRADES
3 - 10
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
Glogster
Interactive, online multimedia posters display knowledge dynamically
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
HangArt: Play Hangman, Draw Pictures, Tell Stories
Games, creative activities give 360-degree view of common sight words
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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
Kerpoof
Media-making tools help young kids with digital skills
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
Little Bird Tales
Easy-to-create digital storybooks empowering, even for younger kids
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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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
Night Zookeeper Drawing Torch
Charming digital creation tool with fun prompts and a bit of magic
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
App
Pictello
Fabulous tool can help kids create social stories
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
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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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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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
Kidspiration Maps
Versatile easy-to-use graphic organizer for early elementary
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
My Story - Book Maker for Kids
Super-easy way to introduce digital book creation to kids
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
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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
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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Speech Journal
Audio wed to images for multiple learning/teaching goals
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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StoryKit
Create charming digital books with solid story app
GRADES
2 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
Tapikeo HD
Kids create and present stories with pictures and audio
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Dragon Dictation
Empowers kids to express themselves, but accuracy is limited
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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