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 to take a screenshot on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
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: