Power of Poison – Museum Companion App

There are lots of apps for virtual field trips and the American Museum of Natural History has a companion app for their exhibit Power of Poison. You don’t have to take your students on a field trip to New York City to benefit from the resources within this app. This interactive app lets children explore […]

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Appolino Plus Minus Math Practice for Early Elementary

This math app focuses on addition and subtraction skills and includes a variety of features to support elementary school students. It has multiple levels and is the perfect tool for helping children master fact families.  This colorful app is optimized for the large screen of an iPad and comes with nine free games.  You can upgrade […]

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Create with iBooks Author: Powerful Education Tool

I am a huge fan of iBooks Author!  It is a fantastic tool for teachers looking to create content for their students.  I’ve used it to make customized textbooks for a fifth grade Social Studies unit on Canada and Science unit on Sustainability.  iBooks Author can also be used to share student work to turn […]

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Brainly: A Homework Help Social Network

Students struggling to complete their homework can work through tough problems and find answers to their questions thanks to Brainly.  This website geared towards middle and high school students provides a social network where teens can pose questions and leave answers for other students around the world.  Brainly provides access for students who might struggle […]

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes

Update: RecordMP3.org is no longer working – try these steps with Vocaroo instead! Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, […]

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Explore the Galaxy: Interactive iPad Magazine

  Galaxies by Kids Discover is a fantastic free app with high quality pictures and great information. It includes nonfiction text features, activities and a quiz.  There is a section on the Milky Way, a spotlight on Stephen Hawking, and more. If you’re studying the solar system or just looking for interesting informational text to […]

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Curious Ruler the iPad Measurement App

Brand new from the team behind Oh No Fractions, Curious Ruler is fantastic app that helps students explore measurement.  I’ve shared some of my favorite virtual tools for the math classroom and this one definitely belongs on the list. It asks you to choose from a selection of common objects to use as a reference tool […]

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Adobe Voice: A Powerful Storytelling App

Storytelling is a powerful way to inspire students, build community and give children a voice.  There are a few great apps that help students of all ages write and tell their own stories (Shadow Puppet, Toontastic) and a new app that I absolutely love is Adobe Voice.  This free iPad app is very user friendly […]

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PixiClip – An Online Interactive Whiteboard

PixiClip is a great choice for teachers and students looking for a way to capture their doodles.  This online interactive whiteboard works in any web browser.  On an iPad you can capture your writing as you draw pictures, type in a message, or show your work solving a math problem.  On a web browser on […]

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Scan Answer Sheets From Your iPhone or iPad with ZipGrade

ZipGrade is a fantastic product for teachers who are tired of grading multiple choice tests by hand or waiting their turn to feed each student’s answer sheet through a Scantron machine.  This app gives you an answer sheet template (20, 50, or 100 questions) that you can print out and distribute to students with their next […]

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