Use Comics Head for Storytelling on iPads

Storytelling is such an important literacy skill.  Students of all ages can create their own comics, storyboards, and presentations with the iPad app Comics Head.  This easy to use tool gives kids lots of ways to demonstrate their creativity.  It’s fun, engaging and a great addition to the traditional narrative writing already taking place in […]

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Vocabulary Practice with World’s Worst Pet iPad App

A fantastic English Language Arts app, World’s Worst Pet will help students increase their domain specific vocabulary through a variety of activities.  This engaging iPad app includes games and levels for students to work through. With this app children will be introduced to new words through games and an engaging narrative.  Totally free, World’s Worst Pet […]

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Watch Science Videos on iPads

Using videos in the classroom is a great way to get students excited about a new lesson, build background knowledge and make them curious about the world around them.  I’ve shared a long list of apps for streaming videos and Science Channel is another great choice for accessing clips.  This app lets you view programs […]

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Explore Shakespeare on iPads

Explore Shakespeare from Cambridge University Press is a wonderful app for teachers and students working with these classics.  Users can see pictures from different productions, tap on different lines of dialogue for clarification, and even listen to audio performances. This app lets you sample a few different selections before purchasing individual plays. Here are some […]

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Write About This! Prompts for iPads: Type and Record

A fantastic app to help student writers is Write About This.  Children can access writing prompts and use pictures as inspiration.  This app makes it easy to publish and share student work.  It can be used for struggling writers or everyday journaling for students. The free version gives kids access to more than a dozen […]

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Stay Organized with Pocket: iOS, Android & Web

There is so much great information on the Internet for teachers looking to learn about educational technology, best practices and new ideas.  I am a huge fan of Twitter and use it to connect with my personal learning network.  It can be hard to keep up with all of the great articles shared by the […]

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Math Facts with Mad Math: Quick Fluency Practice on iPads

The App Store is full of fantastic apps for practicing math fluency (Math Vs. Zombies, Meerkat Math, Sushi Monster) and Mad Math Lite is a free app that should be added to your list of favorites. In addition to offering flashcards on all operations, this app lets users work with decimals and negative numbers too. […]

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Grammaropolis for ELA Practice on iPads, Android and Chromebooks

A wonderful introduction to grammar topics, Grammaropolis will get students excited about different parts of speech. With this app kids can access videos, music and tons of resources. The free version gives you all of the content related to nouns.  In order to access the other parts of speech (verbs, adjectives, etc.) require in app […]

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EduGame Spotlight: SpellMania Word Game for Students

For a fun way to practice spelling and push students with word games check out SpellMania.  This free iPad app asks children to locate words on a grid.  Players swipe their finger across the screen as they locate different words. A super cool feature is the ability to tap on any word to access a […]

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Spring Events, Special Offers and Freebies

2014 is off to a great start! Take a minute to learn about some exciting events, special offers and freebies from Class Tech Tips: Join me in April for an Online Professional Development series that will take place over the course of four weeks!  Early bird rate available until March 29th A limited number of […]

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