Learn to Read Music with the Piano Mania App

You don’t need a piano to bring music into your classroom thanks to this impressive app! Piano Mania by JoyTunes helps children read sheet music and understand the connection between notes on a page and piano keys. This app is worth checking out if you have musical students who don’t have access to a piano […]

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NFL PLAY 60: Fitness Games for Students

Whether it’s springtime, summer or the middle of winter, NFL PLAY 60 in partnership with the American Heart Association is always promoting ways for students to stay healthy and active.  This fantastic free app takes iPad games and fitness to a new level! Kids must run and jump in place – while closely holding their […]

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Introduce Coding Skills to Students with Kodable

Coding is an important STEM skill that you can introduce to children at an early age.  Two of my favorites apps for doing just this are Hopscotch and Daisy the Dinosaur.  Another great app to add to your list is Kodable. Kodable introduces basic programming skills to students as it pushes them to problem solve.  This […]

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13 Gotta-Have iPad Presentation Tools

This list includes some of my favorite ways to use the iPad for student (and teacher) presentations.  Whether you decide to have students make their own Tellagamis or try using SlideShare for PowerPoint inspiration, these 13 tips will change the way you see iPads as a way to create and give presentations in your classroom. […]

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Art History Inspection

If you’re teaching children about digital citizenship, how to examine resources or even art history, check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Faking It.  This app presents photographs to students and ask them to determine if each has been photoshopped or if they are looking at the original image.  Full of great information and primary […]

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Weird But True App from National Geographic

Whether you’re looking to give students inspiration for a science project or simply hooking kids in the beginning of a lesson, add Weird But True to your routine!  This is another wonderful app from National Geographic (National Parks, Marine Missions). It’s a great way to start off class each day — try sharing a weird […]

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Aesop’s Fables Go Mobile: App for iPad & Android

The Library of Congress has a variety of apps including some great choices for virtual field trips.  Aesop’s Fables App is a straightforward app with a simple user interface.  With this app teachers and students can access a collection of Aesop’s fables on the go. Aesop for Children is an interactive ebook app that’s makes it easy and fun for […]

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Digestion Action Game: Play & Learn on iPads

Reaching children through games is one way to hook and excite students about a new topic.  Whether you dedicate a few minutes during an after school program or suggest this app to parents, Science Heroes 1: The Digestive System for Kids is a fantastic choice! Here are some more ideas for teaching healthy eating: Healthy Eating […]

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24 Super Cool Free Science Apps

There are tons of awesome iPad apps and these 24 totally free games, tools, and resources are perfect for the science classroom.  Explore this list to see which free science apps work with your students! 24 Free Science Apps iPad Lab Timer for Experiments (lab experiments) WWF Animal App (life science) Smithsonian Channel for Tablets (earth science, […]

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Splash Math on Android!

I’ve shared some of the reasons why Splash Math is a fantastic app for elementary school students practicing math skills – and now Splash Math Grade 1 is available on Android.  With the same great adaptive assessment, scratch pad, and interactive features, this app includes thirteen chapters, all containing questions that align to the Common Core […]

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