The Library of Congress has an excellent new app to help students learn about primary source documents. With video clips, quizzes and a gallery to explore, the Congressional Moments app will support American History teachers as they gather resources for their classroom. Here’s a Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for teaching with primary source documents on…Details
Timers are great for pacing (I love Traffic Light and Hourglass!) but they can also be used by students in a science classroom. Lab Timer is a great free app for teachers and students looking to keep track of time during experiments or trials. Easily start and stop four different clocks to make your collection…Details
Two fun apps for virtual coloring books are Hello Crayon and Hello Color Pencil. Great for students practicing fine motor skills and teachers looking to offer children a creative outlet. Draw on a blank page, use one from their coloring books, or take a picture and color on top of it. Children can save and…Details
With over 100 free quizzes and thousands of questions, DK Quiz is a great app to test general knowledge on a wide range of subjects. Whether you’re studying rocks and minerals, capitals, or the Aztecs, there are lots of quizzes in the DK Quiz app that can be used as enrichment activities or lesson extensions!…Details
I’ve taken plenty of amazing field trips with students (one of the great things about teaching in NYC!) but I’m always amazed by the number of virtual possibilities. There are lots of fantastic free apps that bring a museum to your fingertips and the Life of Art takes another spin on it. By focusing on…Details
There are so many great apps that can be used to access primary source documents, and the Smithsonian’s Changing America app should be added to your list. It includes images related to the Civil War and quotes written by people who lived through the period. Here are some Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching…Details
A great app for getting students moving is Super Stretch Yoga. Also known as The Adventures of Super Stretch, this app is perfect for introducing students to kid-friendly yoga poses. The quick and simple video clips would be perfect for transitions between lessons or used during an after school program! Here are two Common Core…Details
Designed for visitors to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Battle app can be used as a virtual tour of the Civil War battlefield. It includes video, audio, and an abundance of information on notable sites at Gettysburg. Try out these other virtual field trips: Monet paintings, art museum, panoramic views, Check out my bundle of Common Core…Details
If you’re teaching fractions, Basic Fractions is a must have free app. Full of questions for multiple fraction skills, this app includes models and a scratch pad to help students solve problems.
Check out my webcast on teaching Common Core Math and my bundles of Common Core aligned math lessons for the iPad!