iPad Coloring Books

Two fun apps for virtual coloring books are Hello Crayon and Hello Color Pencil.  Great for students practicing fine motor skills and teachers looking to offer children a creative outlet.  Draw on a blank page, use one from their coloring books, or take a picture and color on top of it. Children can save and […]

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DK Quiz

With over 100 free quizzes and thousands of questions, DK Quiz is a great app to test general knowledge on a wide range of subjects.  Whether you’re studying rocks and minerals, capitals, or the Aztecs, there are lots of quizzes in the DK Quiz app that can be used as enrichment activities or lesson extensions! […]

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Museum Exploration on iPads

I’ve taken plenty of amazing field trips with students (one of the great things about teaching in NYC!) but I’m always amazed by the number of virtual possibilities. There are lots of fantastic free apps that bring a museum to your fingertips and the Life of Art takes another spin on it. By focusing on […]

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Changing America on iPads

There are so many great apps that can be used to access primary source documents, and the Smithsonian’s Changing America app should be added to your list. It includes images related to the Civil War and quotes written by people who lived through the period. Here are some Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching […]

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Super Stretch Yoga

A great app for getting students moving is Super Stretch Yoga. Also known as The Adventures of Super Stretch, this app is perfect for introducing students to kid-friendly yoga poses.  The quick and simple video clips  would be perfect for transitions between lessons or used during an after school program! Here are two Common Core […]

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Gettysburg Virtual Tour

Designed for visitors to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Battle app can be used as a virtual tour of the Civil War battlefield. It includes video, audio, and an abundance of information on notable sites at Gettysburg. Try out these other virtual field trips: Monet paintings, art museum, panoramic views, Check out my bundle of Common Core […]

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Basic Fractions Skills

If you’re teaching fractions, Basic Fractions is a must have free app. Full of questions for multiple fraction skills, this app includes models and a scratch pad to help students solve problems. Check out my webcast on teaching Common Core Math and my bundles of Common Core aligned math lessons for the iPad!

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iPad Safety Apps

The American Red Cross has three apps designed to support victims of natural disasters. Whether you’re studying a region of the United States or just looking to spark a discussion, these apps will come in handy. Show your students how to prepare and stay safe with the tips they share: Hurricane Tornado Earthquake Wildfires Check […]

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Hourglass iPad Timer

I’ve shared some of my favorite iPad apps to practice pacing and stamina. Whether students are performing everyday tasks or in the middle of test prep, you might need a timer to help students self-monitor. The Best Sand Timer is a great free app that’s an alternative to traditional countdown clocks – try it out […]

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iPad Toss Up

Whether you’re teaching probability or just looking to make a quick decision in your classroom, Toss Up is a free app that simulates a coin toss. Try it in math class or as a management tool. Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan bundle for teaching math in your classroom!

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