iPad Grammar: Phrasal Verb Machine

Perfect for upper elementary and middle schoolers, The Phrasal Verb Machine is a fantastic free app for grammar practice.  Students can create their own phrases and watch each one animated (with an accompanying definition and example too!).  After playing around with the machine students can test their knowledge with exercises that pair pictures and examples. Check out my…

MindSnacks: Kids Vocab

I’m always looking for ways to improve my students’ domain specific vocabulary. Kids’ Vocab by MindSnacks is a new app that is engaging and rigorous. It provides a pronunciation guide, practice games, and lots of colorful graphics.  Kids’ Vocab includes free levels and the option to upgrade – check it out! Check out my Common…

Mibblio for Music Making

If you’re looking for a music making app you have to try Mibblio. Great for all ages, Mibblio allows users to layer the sound of different instruments over a children’s song and add their own. This colorful, user-friendly app will have your students making music, identifying different instruments, and creating their own beat. The first…

Math Graphs Test Prep

I love using apps that foster collaboration in the math classroom. Make your preparation for state exams interactive and engaging with the free Graphs app. Students can answer questions based on bar graphs, line graphs and pie charts. It’s great test prep and a fantastic way to extend or review a unit on statistics and data. Here’s my Common Core aligned iPad lesson…

Show and Explain Your Work

Many people think that an iPad is just for games but I can ensure you that this teaching tool is used effectively in my classroom.  I love having students show their work on a whiteboard app (and sometimes they connect their screens to work together).  Students in my class not only solve problems on their…