MyScript MathPad for Equations: Write On the Screen!

MyScript Calculator is one of my favorite apps but middle school and high school teachers might want to check out MyScript MathPad. It can handle higher level equations including trigonometry and logarithms.  This super cool, free app turns your handwriting into numerals and solves the equations in front of your eyes. Definitely check out this […]

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DK Readers for Nonfiction Text on iPads & Android

There are tons of options for iPad friendly eBooks (here’s a long list!) and if you’re looking for nonfiction text DK Readers has you covered.  Kids can scroll through each book, identify text features, and read along with the highlighted text. This app comes with five free books and more can be downloaded with in […]

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Watch Science Videos on iPads

Using videos in the classroom is a great way to get students excited about a new lesson, build background knowledge and make them curious about the world around them.  I’ve shared a long list of apps for streaming videos and Science Channel is another great choice for accessing clips.  This app lets you view programs […]

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Explore Shakespeare on iPads

Explore Shakespeare from Cambridge University Press is a wonderful app for teachers and students working with these classics.  Users can see pictures from different productions, tap on different lines of dialogue for clarification, and even listen to audio performances. This app lets you sample a few different selections before purchasing individual plays. Here are some […]

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Write About This! Prompts for iPads: Type and Record

A fantastic app to help student writers is Write About This.  Children can access writing prompts and use pictures as inspiration.  This app makes it easy to publish and share student work.  It can be used for struggling writers or everyday journaling for students. The free version gives kids access to more than a dozen […]

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Stay Organized with Pocket: iOS, Android & Web

There is so much great information on the Internet for teachers looking to learn about educational technology, best practices and new ideas.  I am a huge fan of Twitter and use it to connect with my personal learning network.  It can be hard to keep up with all of the great articles shared by the […]

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CyberChase Shape Quest! iPad App with Puzzles & Activities

If you’re studying shapes, geometry or spatial reasoning with students try out this free app from PBS Kids.  CyberChase Shape Quest! includes games and puzzles that will help children explore these concepts. This app connects to the PBS series and also features an augmented reality activity! Check out my book: Deeper Learning with QR Codes and […]

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70 FREE Apps to Teach the Common Core

It was great sharing some of my favorite apps at NJECC this week! They can  be used with students in whole class and small group activities aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  For video explanations of how to use apps in your classroom, check out my online course and special promo code or contact […]

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Math Facts with Mad Math: Quick Fluency Practice on iPads

The App Store is full of fantastic apps for practicing math fluency (Math Vs. Zombies, Meerkat Math, Sushi Monster) and Mad Math Lite is a free app that should be added to your list of favorites. In addition to offering flashcards on all operations, this app lets users work with decimals and negative numbers too. […]

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Grammaropolis for ELA Practice on iPads, Android and Chromebooks

A wonderful introduction to grammar topics, Grammaropolis will get students excited about different parts of speech. With this app kids can access videos, music and tons of resources. The free version gives you all of the content related to nouns.  In order to access the other parts of speech (verbs, adjectives, etc.) require in app […]

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