Whiteboard Lite is an app that has changed the way students work in my classroom. With a simple tap of a button, two iPads on the same wireless network can turn their screens into one. I have students solve math problems together, each writing in a different color, talking out each step as they […]
I love using Khan Academy and Math Train to support lessons, but ScreenChomp has taken my use of podcasts to a new level. It’s important that students in my classroom feel successful and this app turns them into superstars. ScreenChomp allows users to record their writing and voice as they work through a problem on […]
One of my favorite apps for literacy skills practice is Bluster. McGraw-Hill has lots of app but this one is free (these prices often change so download it sooner than later). It is set up for independent and partner practice and prompts the player to choose between Grades 2 – 4. I find the skills […]
Pushing students to the next level in ELA often involves an understanding of idioms. English Idioms Illustrated and Idioms Lite are two great apps that can help bring idioms (age old sayings) into modern times. Check out my lesson plan for using these apps in the classroom!
Graphic organizers work in all subject areas and students can create their own using the Ideament app. I love it for creating story maps, brainstorming and taking notes. Asking students to design their own mind maps iPad creation forces them to think outside the box as they organize their thinking. Ideament (formally Idea Sketch) is a […]