Monthly Archives: July 2012

Art Walk

Take neighborhood walks and community studies to the next level with this exploration app!  The Meridian app lets you explore different locations – my favorite is their guide to the permanent artwork installed in the MTA system in NYC.  Either before, during or for a simulated neighborhood walk, students can explore the artwork hidden underground in NYC’s subway system.


Taking screenshots (or capturing what you see on your iPad screen) is a great way to show students step by step instructions for work you want them to complete.  It’s the same thing I did when describing how to Make Your Own Buttons for the iPad screen.  In order to capture a screenshot you press the Home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time.  Follow Apple’s instructions for how… Read Article →

Math Tutorials

A great resource for math tutorials is MathTrain.  This site has student created tutorials for all age levels that are quick and engaging.  Their website isn’t iPad friendly, but they have an easy to navigate iPad app that organizes their podcasts by topic. Check it out!

Tangrams – Geometry and More

Tangrams are a great way to make geometry work hands-on and engaging for students.  This ancient game has come a long way since I was in school.  It’s a great tool if you’re looking to have a discussion on polygons and angles or just want students to problem solve while working on their fine motor skills. Here are a few free Tangram apps: TanZen Tangrams Lite Tangram XL