Tablet Tutor: Educational Apps for iPad, Android, Laptops, and More!



Overview
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Tablet Tutor is streaming, interactive courseware that delivers meaningful middle school language arts content that will run on virtually any internet-connected device except for smartphones.

Each edition of this growing collection of apps features a language arts “school” or strand of focused instruction, hosted by one of our exclusive “tutors.”

Schools currently available include Usage University, Language Lab, Comprehension College, Mechanic’s Shop, and Writer’s Studio.

Instructional content is delivered by way of…

  • 3D-Style, Page-Turning Books
  • Interactive Timelines
  • Accordion-Style Interactions

Opportunities for student interactivity during practice activities and summative evaluations include…

  • Drag and Drop Matching
  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Response
  • Drag and Drop Sequencing
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Drop Down Choices
  • Touch Target Hotspots
  • Interactive Word Banks
All interactive review activities and quizzes yield recordable scores, and those scores may also be printed. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to compare their answers with the correct choices.

The slideshow below contains sample screenshots from a few of the schools currently available.



In addition, each of the featured schools in Tablet Tutor comes with “Your Local Library,” a glossary of terms and definitions from the current instructional content.

Would you care to take a closer look? It won’t cost you a thing, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised…

Free Demos Available
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The free demos currently available from the Tablet Tutor collection are listed below. All of these demos are complete and fully-operational. If you like what you see, I’d be delighted for these to become a permanent part of your classroom library!

The full, registered versions are exactly like the demo version minus the “Free Demo” watermarks. And, each school costs no more than lunch.

No subscription fees. No monthly or annual dues. No exorbitant costs. Use them with your current kids and all the kids who will replace them in the coming years.

So, go ahead. Kick the tires. Jump in and take a spin around the block. I think you’ll enjoy the ride!


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Usage University 1

Using Confusing Words is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an interactive timeline.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • define and give examples of homonyms.
  • distinguish the meanings of to, two, and too.
  • distinguish the meanings of accept and except.
  • distinguish the meanings of lose and loose.
  • select the appropriate target words in given contexts.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include 2 Levels of Word Bank Shuffle (drag and drop) and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Language Lab: Nouns

Identifying Types of Nouns is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an expanding/contracting interaction.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • define nouns.
  • define concrete and abstract nouns.
  • recognize that nouns can serve as subjects or objects.
  • distinguish four different types of nouns.
  • identify nouns in given contexts.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include Target Spots (tap to identify), Snap Sticks (drag and drop), and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Full Registered Version



Language Lab: Pronouns
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Identifying Pronouns is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an expanding/contracting interaction.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • define pronouns.
  • recognize that all pronouns have antecedents.
  • identify pronouns correctly in sample sentences.
  • distinguish first, second, and third person personal pronouns.
  • recognize possessive pronouns.
  • locate subject and object pronouns.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include Target Spots (tap to identify), Snap Sticks (drag and drop), and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Full Registered Version



Language Lab: Adjectives

Identifying Adjectives is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an expanding/contracting interaction.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • define adjectives.
  • identify the two parts of speech that adjectives describe.
  • list the three questions that adjectives answer about the words they describe.
  • recognize that adjectives may come before or after the words they describe.
  • list common adjective suffixes.
  • recognize that articles are also adjectives.
  • identify adjectives in sample sentences.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include Word Bank (tap to place), Target Spots (tap to locate), and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Full Registered Version



Language Lab: Verbs
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Identifying Verbs is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an interactive timeline

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • define verbs.
  • list two types of action verbs.
  • recognize the three basic tenses of verbs.
  • list samples of linking verbs.
  • distinguish helping verbs and main verbs.
  • identify verb phrases in sample sentences.
  • recognize that verbs are required in every predicate.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include Word Bank (tap to place), Snap Sticks (drag and drop), and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

Free Demo Access
Full Registered Version



Language Lab: Adverbs
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Identifying Adverbs is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an interactive timeline

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • list the three parts of speech that adverbs describe.
  • list the four questions that adverbs answer about the words that they describe.
  • demonstrate how to find adverbs that describe three parts of speech.
  • recognize a common suffix used with adverbs.
  • recognize appropriate locations for adverbs in sentences.
  • identify adverbs in sample sentences.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include Target Words (tap to locate), Snap Sticks (drag and drop), and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Full Registered Version



Language Lab: Prepositions
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Identifying Prepositions is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an accordion-style interaction.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • identify prepositions that are positional words.
  • recognize prepositions that are not positional in nature.
  • recognize that objects of prepositions can be nouns or pronouns.
  • demonstrate how to locate objects of prepositions.
  • distinguish prepositional phrases used as adjectives and adverbs.
  • identify prepositional phrases in sample sentences.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include Target Words (tap to locate), Snap Sticks (drag and drop), and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Full Registered Version



Language Lab: Conjunctions & Interjections
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Identifying Conjunctions and Interjections is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an accordion-style interaction.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • list the seven coordinating conjunctions.
  • define acronym and explain how it relates to conjunctions.
  • recognize conjunctions that connect words, phrases, and clauses.
  • define independent clause, run on sentence, and compound sentence.
  • define and give examples of interjections.
  • identify conjunctions and interjections in sample sentences.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include Word Bank (tap to drag and place), Snap Sticks (drag and drop), and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

Free Demo Access
Full Registered Version



The Parts of Speech Bundle
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Save 50% on all of the parts of speech mini lessons and get the bonus pack completely free of charge!



The mini lessons included in this bundle are…

  • Identify Nouns
  • Identify Pronouns
  • Identify Adjectives
  • Identify Verbs
  • Identify Adverbs
  • Identify Prepositions
  • Identify Conjunctions & Interjections

The free bonus pack of 9 enrichment activities includes…

  • Connecting Parts of Speech
  • Parts of Speech Balloon Drop
  • Parts of Speech Jeopardy
  • Parts of Speech Bazillionaire
  • 4 Additional Parts of Speech Games
  • Parts of Speech Word Search
  • Word Search Answer Key
  • Parts of Speech Crossword Puzzle
  • Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

See fully-operational demos for each mini lesson here.

Purchase Tablet Tutor: Parts of Speech Bundle.

Read more information about the Tablet Tutor: Parts of Speech Bundle.



Comprehension College 1

Using Context Clues is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an expanding/contracting interaction.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • define context.
  • explain why context clues are important.
  • identify 4 types of context clues.
  • distinguish direct, example, synonym and antonym context clues.
  • use context clues to define unfamiliar words.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include 2 levels of Snap Sticks (drag and drop) and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Full Registered Version



Mechanic’s Shop 1

Using Commas, Part 1, is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an interactive timeline.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • recognize that commas are sometimes used to eliminate confusion.
  • use commas correctly after sentence introductions.
  • use commas correctly with items written in a series.
  • use commas correctly in dates and addresses.
  • place commas correctly in sample sentences.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include 1 Level of Target Spots (tap to place), 1 level of Snap Sticks (drag and drop) and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Full Registered Version



Writer’s Studio 1

Steps in the Writing Process, is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an interactive timeline.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • recall and sequence the five steps in the writing process.
  • discuss activities to take during each of the steps.
  • recognize the importance of identifying purpose and audience.
  • list at least 4 methods for writing an intriguing lead.
  • recognize the importance of revising and proofreading.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include 2 Levels of Stick Stack (drag and drop) and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

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Full Registered Version



Reader's Voyage 1

The Basic Elements of Fiction, is the focus of instruction for this school, and it is presented in the form of a 3D-style, page-turning book and an accordion-style interaction.

Upon completion of instruction, students will be able to…

  • define fiction as a unique type of literature.
  • recognize that plot is a series of related events comprising a story.
  • recall the two components of setting.
  • distinguish the protagonist from the antagonist.
  • give examples of complications in fiction.
  • demonstrate mastery by successfully completing an online evaluation.
Online practice and evaluation activities include 2 levels of SnapSticks (drag and drop into correct matching pairs) and 1 Scholar Board (a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz).

Free Demo Access
Full Registered Version



Coming Soon
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Yes, there’s more to come!

Each school of Tablet Tutor takes about 2 weeks to research and write, to select and design supporting graphics, and to program into HTML5.
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If you like what you see, please check back regularly to see the newest releases.

The quickest and easiest way to do that is to check the most recent news release on News on Tools.

Thank you for allowing me to occupy a little bit of your time today, and most importantly, thanks for all you do for kids.
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