15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips)

Apps for exploring outside of your classroom give students the ability to explore locations that might be difficult for a field trip. It’s one of the best parts of having mobile devices in the classroom! Children can access informational text, images and videos to learn about new places and inspire them to think beyond the […]

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ReadyRosie: Powerful Parent Engagement Video Tool

I’ve had the pleasure of working with LitWorld this year – a wonderful nonprofit organization in New York City.  One of the resources we’ve shared with the parents who are part of their intergenerational iPad literacy program is ReadyRosie. ReadyRosie is a fantastic parent engagement tool that sends videos straight to parents once a day.  In these […]

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Use Remind to Reach Parents and Students

Remind is a fantastic platform for helping teachers and schools reach students and families.  Formerly known as Remind101, this web and app based tool lets users send text messages to a large group without having to worry about collecting phone numbers or giving out their own.  Teachers can schedule messages to remind families when assignments are due […]

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Vocabulary Quiz App: Quizzitive from Merriam-Webster

Boosting vocabulary is important at any age.  Quizzitive from Merriam-Webster is a straightforward vocabulary quiz app that will introduce students to new words.  Kids can play four different games as they learn new words and show off what they know. This vocabulary quiz app keeps track of what words children have answered correctly and gives students […]

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Healthy Recipes for Kids & Soccer Fun on iPads

Eat for Goals from the World Heart Federation is a fun app that is full of great information.  In addition to giving kids the chance to flick a soccer ball to score a goal, it has tons of extra features including healthy recipes for kids. Kids can read about famous soccer players from around the […]

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Math Game to Support Common Core

There are lots of apps that are gearing their content to address the Common Core State Standards.  Math Planet is a fantastic app that contains lots of games that will help students master Common Core math skills.  Designed for students in second through eighth grade, it allows users to try out a handful of games […]

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Educational Game: Brainbean Problem Solving App

I’ve shared some of my favorite educational games and here’s a great problem solving app for iPads worth checking out.  Brainbean is a colorful, kid-friendly game that will boost your students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills. This problem solving app is perfect for an enrichment station in a one-iPad classroom or when you give students time […]

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Sketchbook Express for iPad Drawing

Sketchbook Express is a powerful iPad creation tool with free content for users.  The Sketchbook Express app for iPad is a terrific choice for student creators no matter what subject you’re teaching.  With lots of standard drawing features like the ability to choose different lines and colors it has tons of options for students taking notes or making simple drawings. […]

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Learn Spanish on iPads with MindSnacks App

Mindsnacks has a fantastic vocabulary app that I often recommend for teaching children tier three words.  If your students are looking to expand their Spanish vocabulary you may want to check out Learn Spanish by Mindsnacks.  Teachers and students looking to learn Spanish on iPads will love this app. Learn Spanish by Mindsnacks is a powerful app […]

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High-Quality Articles from the Wilson Center

High school students and educators interested in world events will appreciate the high-quality content available in The Wilson Center‘s app.  It contains articles on a wide range of global issues including education, human rights, and technology.  If your students are doing research on a current events topic or you’re just looking to dig into a news […]

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