Slideshows with Shadow Puppet

Shadow Puppet is an amazing app that is perfect for students of all ages.  Children can take still images and bring them to life with narration using this story telling tool.  Shadow Puppet lets users zoom into pictures as they narrate a slideshow. There are lots of ways to use this app in the classroom […]

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Storia – Your Tablet’s Virtual Bookshelf

Students can be creators on their iPads by making their own screencasts and designing posters, but this device is also a fantastic eReader.  Storia from Scholastic is a wonderful choice for a virtual bookshelf.  Students can search for books at their independent level and read with support features like a glossary, audio and high quality […]

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gFlash+ to Build Study Skills

Students of all ages can benefit from the study skills they’ll develop when using gFlash+ a free flashcard app for iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android devices.  gFlash+ lets users create and edit their own set of flashcards right from within the app without any limits or restrictions. You and your students can even add images from […]

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Kindergarten Math Practice Makes a Splash!

If you are looking for a comprehensive app to help early learners master math skills, check out Splash Math Kindergarten.  The full version of this iOS app includes activities for learning numbers, counting to 20, comparing numbers and groups, addition and subtraction concepts, as well as geometry and measurement.  Splash Math Kindergarten received the Editor’s Choice […]

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15 Free Apps for Streaming Video Content

You might be looking to keep children up to date on current events, help them build prior knowledge, or simply make connections to the world around them.  With these free apps (for iOS and Android devices) you can stream videos straight from your device to share with students! Discovery Channel Khan Academy CNN & NPR […]

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Common Core Activities with Frolyc

Frolyc is a terrific tool for teachers looking to design their own lesson-based activities.  Teachers can create activities for students like: completing a graphic organizer, identify cause and effect in a passage, draw a response to a question or take a quiz.  Students can access activities that are assigned to them by a teacher using […]

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Membean for Vocabulary

A fantastic online tool for vocabulary acquisition is Membean – an individualized web based platform for learning.  With a focus on student engagement and memory retention, Membean uses an adaptive reinforcement engine to make sure that students are remembering what they’ve learned.  Vocabulary is presented to students in a variety of Memlets including: context, through examples, […]

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3D Math Games from Zcooly

Zcooly is an engaging choice for teachers and families looking for an app to reinforce math skills.  Designed in collaboration between teachers and game developers, their multi-level apps are reminiscent of a computer game and are designed for students ages 4-7, ages 6-8 and ages 7-9.  Each app takes children through a quest, asking them to […]

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Learn USA Facts with Ansel & Clair

With over 1,000 questions, Ansel & Clair: American Bowl is a great choice for teachers looking for a game that connects to social studies instruction.  Children must answer questions correctly in order to play a bowling game and earn points to free a bald eagle.  There are fourteen categories that cover topics including: Legends in […]

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21 iPad Apps Available on Android Tablets

So many teachers have asked me about Android apps and I thought this would be a great way to share some of my favorites.  Each link will take you to my overview of the iPad version of the app – just scroll down to the bottom of each post to see the link that takes […]

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