Announcing SimplyCircle Launch: Parent-Teacher Communication Made Easy

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


Today is a big day for us at SimplyCircle – the SimplyCircle service is launched! Please come to to learn more and to sign up!

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Thank you SimplyCircle summer interns – you are the best!

Elena Krasnoperova - Friday, August 15th, 2014


I can’t believe the summer is over and you are heading back to school soon. I have separation anxiety already…

Thank you Katelyn and Dmitry for being the best interns a founder could ever wish for! I am so lucky to have found you. SimplyCircle won’t be the same without you guys! Best of luck in the coming school year!


Confessions of a college summer intern at SimplyCircle

Elena Krasnoperova - Thursday, August 14th, 2014


When I was looking for a summer internship, I was hoping to find a place where I could learn some new skills, get exposed to a new industry, and start building my professional network. SimplyCircle gave me all that, and much more. As the summer is coming to an end, I reflect on the key things I learned about myself these last few months. I learned that the three things I value the most are:

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6 Productivity Apps for Teachers

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


One of the most popular New Year resolutions for teachers is to get more organized and productive. These 6 great apps will help you do just that.

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Best Storytelling and Writing Apps for Your Classroom

Elena Krasnoperova - Friday, August 8th, 2014


In this post, I highlight the best tools to inspire the love of storytelling and writing in your students. Some of them are apps, others are websites, still others work on any device. Many are free, others are relatively inexpensive one-time purchase downloads.  For each, I will indicate the type of service (app, website or both) and highlight the cost (if any). Make your next school year fun and engaging for your students by trying out some of the tools listed below:

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10 Great “Free Time” Apps for Kindergarten

Elena Krasnoperova - Thursday, August 7th, 2014


In previous posts, we have covered apps for storytelling, writing, math, and science. Now it is time to explore “free choice activity” apps to use in your classroom. Free time can get messy, but with these iPad apps, your kindergarteners can have fun while still keeping the classroom neat. Try some of these inexpensive apps, and see which ones your students like best.

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5 Great Science Apps to Make Science Fun

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, August 5th, 2014


In this post, I will list 5 great science apps can help you make a complex science lesson more memorable and enjoyable. If you and your students have access to iPads, try out these 5 apps – most of them are free!

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7 Great Apps to Make Math Fun for Kids

Elena Krasnoperova - Friday, August 1st, 2014


These 7 great apps can help you make your math lessons extra fun. Not only will it help you keep your students’ attention, but they will also remember the lesson much better. If your classroom has access to iPads, check them out (most of them are free!)

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9 Great Drawing and Art Apps to Encourage Creativity

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


If you want to encourage creativity in your students, and have access to iPads or computers in your classroom, check out these 8 great drawing apps. Some of them are web-based, others are apps, some are free, others are paid – I indicate the prices and formats below. Save a few trees and the hassle of clean-up by trying some of these apps:

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Summer Survival Guide for Working Parents

Elena Krasnoperova - Monday, July 28th, 2014


Summer is almost here. Summer is a happy time for kids. But for many working parents, summers can be stressful. You might only be able to take one or two weeks off for a summer vacation with your family. How do you keep your kids busy, happy, and safe the rest of the time?

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