Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach your Monster to Read: First Steps is a new, free game to practice the first steps of reading.  Teach Your Monster to Read is completely free. It’s been provided by a charity, the Usborne Foundation, as a way of helping children improve the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters and sounds. The game has eight levels each containing four activities.  On each island students can earn prizes for their monsters and customize the look of their monsters.

Easy to set up and add users!


Coloring Page Creator

Coloring Page Creator lets you Instantly create YOUR OWN coloring pages and/or coloring books!  Turn your photos into coloring pages.  Just upload your picture and print your creation.  Or create a printable coloring book.

Woo! Jr.


Woo! Jr. offers FREE Printables for Seasons, Holidays, Bubble Letters, and so much more.  This is the “Printables” section:

Woo! Jr. is whole new network of websites:

Animal Jr. | Animal Coloring Pages, Printables, Games & Teacher Worksheets

Cartoon Jr. |A Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS Kids & Cartoon Network Fan Site for Kids

Classroom Jr. | Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Classroom Supplies and Creative Ideas for Educators

Craft Jr. | Crafts for Kids, Paper Crafts, Craft Patterns & Craft Ideas

Fantasy Jr. | Free Coloring Pages, Party Games & Ideas, and Fun Holiday Printables

Dot’s Story Factory

Dot’s Story Factory is a story drawing tool that supports the development of storytelling skills.  Students can use stickers, drawing tools, fonts, and a camera to create pages in their stories.  Dot’s Story Factory lets kids create their own electronic story pages. Using virtual crayons and stickers, they can draw and then make up a tale based on the image they created.  The stories are printable and can be emailed when done.

Scootpad – FREE self-paced learning (Math & Reading)

ScootPad is Personalized & Self-Paced Practice For Each Student.  This platform delivers continuously personalized practices tailored to each student’s specific learning needs.  This personalized practice helps build confidence in learning and keeps students moving forward at a pace that is appropriate to them.

Did I mention that it’s Free for Teachers – All Features! No Ads.

ScootPad offers a lot of features, but at it’s core is practice activities aligned with Common Core Standards. Teachers can create classroom accounts in which they can manage all aspects of their students’ accounts including password resets. The best part is ScootPad allows teachers to monitor how their students are doing on each concept in the practice activities. Scootpad offers real-time performance dashboards & proficiency tracking by standards to enable accurate and timely insights for intervention.

Once you create your FREE account you can add your class and add students very easy.  No email required!  Once you add your students you can go to the “Dashboard” to post messages on your class wall, possibly assign students’ their first topic on it.  You can view all of the “Topics” in the Curriculum section.  You can Preview the topics to see example question.  You can also remove any topics that you know you will not be covering in class.  The interface is very user friendly.  Another feature on the Dashboard is “Send Message.”  You would use this if you have something you want to send privately to one student.