I’m Marion from Mentoring in the Middle, and I’m delighted to be guest blogging on Rachel Lynette’s Minds in Bloom! Rachel was one of the first bloggers I started following way back when I was a blogging newbie, and she continues to serve as an example of what good blogging and product-making look like.
Every grade presents its challenges to keep students engaged, but with the upper grades, I find it’s really important to find ways for kids to think more deeply and analytically, especially online. There are lots of cute apps out there, and some of them are engaging, but they don’t always push kids in the direction I think they need to go. Or I need more information than they can provide.
I’ve written about some of the apps that get used regularly in my classroom. All are free (free is good!), and all are tried and tested by my sixth graders!