iPad Name Tags: What’s my number?

When you’re kicking off a one-to-one iPad program even the smallest things can make a big difference.  I love using reference charts in my classroom and here’s another way that you can keep students organized. The nametag on each student’s desk has the device number assigned to that child written on the upper right hand corner. […]

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Scribble My Story for Publishing

Scribble My Story is a great free app for publishing.  Students can create their own story book, record their own voice, and illustrate each page.  This app is easy to use, has clean, crisp graphics and extra features if you choose to upgrade. Check out my Common Core ELA lesson plans!

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Museums of the World

The iTunes Store is full of apps that can help take your students on virtual field trips.  Museums of the World brings thousands of museums from around the globe to your fingertips.  Whether you’re looking for contact information for local institutions or for details on exhibits hundred of miles away, this app is full of […]

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Prime Number Reference Tools

Prime numbers can be tricky for students and there is a simple, free app that can help them check their work.  Get Primes lets users set a range for searching prime numbers and with a quick tap it will show students if they’re on the right track. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans […]

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National Parks on Your iPad

Whether you’re planning an outdoor excursion or just want to show off the National Parks to your students, check out National Geographic‘s fantastic free app: National Parks by National Geographic.  With tons of information (and the option to upgrade for more) this app can be used for student research or inspiration! Check out my Common Core […]

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Hopscotch for Coding

Preparing students for careers of the future can take many forms.  There are a few great coding apps that children will love, including Hopscotch.  With a bright and colorful interface and lots of options for students to explore, this wonderful, free app is a must have for teaching critical thinking skills. Check out my math […]

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Teach with Your iPad: Instruct, Assess & Manage Your Class with a Single iPad

I’m so excited to share my Udemy course “Teach with Your iPad: Instruct, Assess & Manage Your Class with a Single iPad” This course is for educators with access to a single iPad who are looking to use this technology to instruct, assess and manage their classroom. Participants will learn how free and low-cost apps […]

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BrainPop Espanol

I’ve shared some of the reasons I love BrainPop and if you are working in a Spanish language, bilingual classroom, or just looking to support English Language Learners, BrainPop Espanol is a great resource. The iPad app and website has free daily videos and there is plenty for teachers to explore if you decide to […]

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Use Too Noisy for Volume Control

If you’re looking for a fun classroom management tool, check out Too Noisy.  This app monitors the noise in a room using the microphone on an iPad. The kid-friendly graphics are perfect for keeping students informed on whether or not it is “too noisy” in your classroom! Use this during one of my Common Core […]

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Pick a Path for Math Practice

With so many great iPad math games to choose from, Pick a Path is another from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Players must decide the best way to reach a target number using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of positive and negative numbers. There are many ways to get to the target and […]

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