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Want to publish students’ best work? Go to Studentreasures.com to get a free publishing kit; once you’ve written your shared story, send it in and you’ll receive one deluxe, hardcover class book free. “Having a high-quality, tangible product shows kids that hard work pays off!” says Dan Walsh, a fourth-grade teacher in New York City who uses it to teach story format and collaborative writing.
Design Your Own Marble Maze
Scan a classic marble maze and then rebuild and play it virtually. Students can “create, collaborate, and test out designs—and the app aspect of the game will keep their attention!” says Lauren Rosenberg, an elementary school administrator in Philadelphia.
LEGO Education WeDo 2.0
Kids love working with LEGOs, but even better is the app: “It promotes teamwork and problem-solving,” says Tosha Neill, a fifth-grade math and science teacher in Benton, Louisiana. Bonus: It comes with a standards-aligned curriculum pack.
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive
Grade 5 teacher Brianne Mingin of Virginia Beach, Virginia, snaps student pics with her iPhone and transfers them to a desktop with this flexible flash drive. It frees up phone space, and makes it easier to share with parents.
Parrot Mambo Code
Kids will love programming a mini-drone to fly and grab objects. Krystie Gilmore, a K–2 science teacher in Queens, New York, uses it to explore force, basic coding, and engineering.
Photos (except drone): Adam Chinitz