Archive | July, 2012

Art Walk

31 Jul

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.

Artist and artwork information

Search by train line and station

Screenshots

24 Jul

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.

Math Tutorials

17 Jul

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!

Click on “Podcast” for a list of topics

Tangrams – Geometry and More

10 Jul

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: