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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21 iPad Apps Available on Android Tablets

So many teachers have asked me about Android apps and I thought this would be a great way to share some of my favorites.  Each link will take you to my overview of the iPad version of the app – just scroll down to the bottom of each post to see the link that takes […]

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Colorful iPad Drawing Tool

Drawing with Carl is a fantastic free iPad app that turns your iPad into a virtual dry erase board for creating pictures using lots of tools.  Kids can draw with different colors, add letters and stickers and even use the symmetry button to draw symmetrical figures.  Students have the choice of saving their picture to […]

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Fraction Calculator Plus: Free Education App

For students learning operations with fractions, Fraction Calculator Plus is a great free app that will help kids check if they are mastering fraction skills. Not a replacement for conceptual understanding and showing their work, this tool is great for students working independently who want to make sure they’re on track! This app is available […]

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Grammar Pop Winterfest

A terrific app for helping students identify parts of speech, Grammar Pop Winterfest has multiple levels, high quality graphics and an engaging interactive platform.  Visit their website to learn about educational discounts! SPECIAL PROMO: Sign up for updates (top righthand corner) then send an email to ClassTechTips@gmail.com if you’d like a free promo code to […]

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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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Announcements! Getting Ready for 2014!

This has been an incredible year and I am looking forward to everything that 2014 has to bring!  Next year I will be dedicating more of my time to working with teachers looking to integrate technology into their instruction.  Take a minute to learn about some exciting things happening in 2014: This February I will […]

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Splash Math for Common Core Practice

Splash Math is a wonderful choice for teachers and parents looking to help students practice Common Core skills.  This app is designed for children in first through fifth grade and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.The Splash Math app syncs with the web platform, so students won’t be limited by what device […]

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Sentence Maker for iPads

Perfect for children learning to form sentences, Sentence Maker from Grasshopper Apps gives students clear visuals to boost comprehension.  This free app supports English Language Learners in addition to early elementary school students.  One cool feature – teachers and parents can record their voice saying “Excellent” and “Great Job” for when their students answer correctly! […]

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Shape Village: Colorful iPad for Early Learners

Great for early learners exploring different shapes, Shape Village is a free app that lets children interact with squares, triangles and more.  They’ll create a village as they put the pieces of the town together. Check out these 9 Free Apps for Early Learners!

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