Shout Science eBook App for Reading on iPads!

I’ve shared some of my favorite storybook apps and this one is perfect for teaching children science stories!  Shout Science is an interactive book that tells the stories behind science discoveries.  This totally free science ebook app presents information to students using nonfiction text features. Finding a science eBook with compelling graphics and a high-interest content […]

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Learn Sight Words with Endless Reader

Endless Alphabet is one of my favorite apps for early learners and Endless Reader is the perfect companion!  This app helps children build sight words by spelling each one out and watching them come to life.  The first few letters are free and the whole alphabet is yours with in-app purchases. Download and try out […]

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App Combo: Number Pieces and ScreenChomp

Working with more than one app in a lesson is a great way to push students with technology.  There are combos for math I love to use, and here is another one to try out: Have students create a visual model using virtual base ten blocks and take a screenshot of their work.  Add the […]

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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony: iPad App from TouchPress

For preschool and elementary school students there are great apps for exploring music.  If older students are feeling left out, show them Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.  This comprehensive app lets children explore music with a tap and swipe of their screen.  Kids can switch between performances, listen to interviews and see which part of the orchestra is playing at different […]

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps

There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads. Math and technology are a great pair together for a good reason! For teachers looking to use technology to teach math in their classrooms, math apps are a great place to start. There are thousands of math apps available so it can be daunting to start […]

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Comparative Adjectives on iPads

It’s often the simplest apps that pack the biggest punch and that is definitely true of Comparative Adjectives. This app presents clean, crisp images to children and asks them to identify the largest, smallest, most colorful, etc., item on the screen.  Great for early elementary schoolers and English Language Learners! Check out my favorite apps […]

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Interactive Safari Storybook App for iPads

If you only have one or a few iPads in your classroom, interactive story apps are great for stations and partner activities.  Goodnight Safari is a beautifully illustrated interactive book that children can explore independently. Teaching ELA with iPads? Here are some Common Core aligned lesson plans!

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Identify Antonyms with Opposites: iPad App for Vocabulary Building

The Opposites is a wonderful cartoon app that helps children identify antonyms.  With a combative brother and sister spouting off words, players need to identify pairs of opposite words.  This free game has different levels that will challenge both elementary and middle school students. Here are 10 Tech Tools to Boost Vocabulary! Read this post in […]

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Siri in the Classroom: Homework Tip for Class Blogs

If you update a class blog that contains information on each night’s homework try using Siri!  By using this feature in combination with the WordPress iPhone app, simply “tell” Siri the homework and update your classroom blog with a quick tap on the screen. Want more tips for a one iPhone/iPad classroom? Register for my Udemy […]

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Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad

I’m excited to share some great new updates from one of my favorite assessment tools, The Answer Pad!  So much more than an app, The Answer Pad lets students with access to an Internet browser input answers for formative and summative assessments.  Teachers can easily transform their existing assessments into paperless exams so test results […]

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