The American Red Cross has three apps designed to support victims of natural disasters. Whether you’re studying a region of the United States or just looking to spark a discussion, these apps will come in handy. Show your students how to prepare and stay safe with the tips they share: Hurricane Tornado Earthquake Wildfires Check…Details
I’ve shared some of my favorite iPad apps to practice pacing and stamina. Whether students are performing everyday tasks or in the middle of test prep, you might need a timer to help students self-monitor. The Best Sand Timer is a great free app that’s an alternative to traditional countdown clocks – try it out…Details
I’ve shared some great apps for teaching art history and the Monet 140+ app is perfect for focusing on one artist. With high quality images, a biography, timeline and detailed information about each painting, there’s a lot to explore in this free app! This app can also be used as a multimedia, interactive informational text.…Details
Exploring the world around you can take many forms. If you’re looking to do this on a global scale, NASA’s Earth Now is a fantastic free app that allows users to spin the earth with different filters. Check out daily temperatures, ozone, sea level and more! Teaching sustainability? Here’s my Common Core aligned QR Scavenger Hunt…Details
Trees Pro HD by Nature Mobile is a fantastic free app for exploring trees in your neighborhood and beyond. Forty tree species are listed with beautiful, high quality photographs and information on their leaves, fruit and general characteristics. This is a wonderful resource for teachers and students! Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson…Details
The History Channel has lots of options for exploring the past on mobile devices. You can view clips of shows and specials on the History Channel app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
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This app is also available on Android devices.
If you’re exploring the ocean with your students or looking for an informational multimedia text, check out Ocean Science. This fantastic free app is full of beautiful pictures and rich information about ocean life. You and your students will learn all about the power of the ocean and why it’s considered the final frontier! Here’s…Details
Perfect for practicing rounding in the ones through ten thousands place, Tiny Chicken Learns Rounding is a free app from Tap to Learn that focuses on this single skill. Apps that have multiple math skills are wonderful but I often like to direct my students to single skills apps (ex. reading a ruler. long division, place…Details
If you’re teaching outdoor skills there are three apps from Columbia Sportswear that are worth checking out. These apps can provide great extension activities for lessons on physical education, life skills, and math class. GPS Pal -> for keeping track of outdoor expeditions Take Ten -> tips for what you’ll need for exploring the great…Details