Membean for Vocabulary

A fantastic online tool for vocabulary acquisition is Membean – an individualized web based platform for learning.  With a focus on student engagement and memory retention, Membean uses an adaptive reinforcement engine to make sure that students are remembering what they’ve learned.  Vocabulary is presented to students in a variety of Memlets including: context, through examples, […]

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Learn USA Facts with Ansel & Clair

With over 1,000 questions, Ansel & Clair: American Bowl is a great choice for teachers looking for a game that connects to social studies instruction.  Children must answer questions correctly in order to play a bowling game and earn points to free a bald eagle.  There are fourteen categories that cover topics including: Legends in […]

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Colorful iPad Drawing Tool for Students

Are your students drawing on iPads? If you’re looking for an iPad drawing tool there are lots of options to explore. With Drawing with Carl students can sketch on their screen, save their drawings and respond to a variety of prompts. You’ll love how easy-to-use this tool is for students of all ages. Drawing with […]

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18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies

Whether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom.  These apps provide access to primary source documents, reinforce geography concepts, and help children explore the world around them! Stack the States Presidents vs. Aliens History Channel iPad […]

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14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be […]

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps

There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads. Math and technology are a great pair together for a good reason! For teachers looking to use technology to teach math in their classrooms, math apps are a great place to start. There are thousands of math apps available so it can be daunting to start […]

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Tune Train for Music Creation

Tune Train is a wonderful free app that children can use to create their own music.  By manipulating different objects on the screen kids can find harmony, pitch and rhythm.  Complete with a teacher’s guide, this free app is perfect for musical stations in an elementary classroom.

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Daisy the Dinosaur to Teach Coding

A great app to support STEM education is Daisy the Dinosaur. Teach students the basics of coding by giving commands to the dinosaur as it moves across the screen. Whether your students are completing challenges or working in free-play mode, they’ll have lots to explore and practice in this free app! Check out my Common […]

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Organize Thinking in a GRID

I’m a huge fan of graphic organizers (you might have realized by now!) and GRID by Binary is truly a fantastic choice for students.  With a combination of text, images and more, this app allows users to organize their thinking around a topic using squares on a grid.  Customize the size and color of your […]

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Random Name Selector

I’ve shared one of my favorite classroom management tools, Pick a Student, and here is another option. Random Name Selector let’s users set up multiple classes and the app chooses students randomly from your list. This is a great way to make sure that all students are called on without anyone thinking that you are […]

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