English Language Arts

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Google Spotlight Stories | i-Ready | Newsela | Popplet Lite | Post-it® | Puppet Pals 2

Note that many of the apps below can be teacher-directed using an Apple TV or Reflector 3 with a large screen or projector. Need help getting this setup? Let us know!

Google Spotlight Stories

Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive storytelling. We are artists and technologists exploring narrative in emerging technologies and experimenting with story in new and thoughtful ways. All of our shows are made for mobile. Most can also be experienced with a VR headset (Daydream and Cardboard). Headphones a must. Popcorn optional.

i-Ready | Resources: i-Ready Centrali-Ready Login

i-Ready is an online program for reading and/or mathematics that will help you determine your students’ needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows you to meet your students exactly where they are and provides data to increase your students’ learning gains.


Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights. The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners.

Popplet Lite

Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quickly jot down your ideas and sort them visually. It is great for learning in the classroom and at home. Students use Popplet to think and learn visually. By capturing facts, thoughts, and images, students learn to create relationships between them and generate new ideas.


The Post-it® App gives you the ease of notes on your tablet. Use it for collaboration and note taking. Capture more than 200 individual square Post-it® Notes at a time. Organize board and export to PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, iCloud, and much more.

Puppet Pals 2

Engage students by allowing them to act out historical events, practice language skills, or deliver a killer book report. The cartoons that kids are making have delighted thousands of teachers and parents around the world – let yours be next to experience this award-winning digital addition to your classroom. The finished projects are easily shared to be watched by others (share via email, Facebook, or simply copy the video file to your computer and distribute how you see fit – Hint: students love to see their work displayed on a classroom blog).