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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Todo K-2 Math Practice is the perfect app to support children learning to count numbers, add and subtract. With different games and levels this colorful, free app is perfect for youngsters learning new skills or needing extra help. It’s even Common Core aligned!
Futaba is a fantastic app for elementary teachers looking to support their instruction with a vocabulary acquisition game. Perfect for multiplayers, this app works great with English Language Learners. The paid classroom version lets teachers customize games with their own pictures, text and voice. Here are some Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans for teaching…Details
TinyTap is a a great new app for creating customizable games for your students. Import pictures, add audio and students will follow directions to learn simple tasks and demonstrate understanding. Check out their demos to get a feel for what you can create!
Puzzles are a great way to push students’ critical thinking skills. Just 2 Words is a fun free app where students solve for a two word phrase that matches a set of pictures. With different degrees of challenges, this app is perfect for enrichment in the ELA classroom! Here are some of my favorite Common…Details