Just 2 Words an iPad Puzzle

Puzzles are a great way to push students’ critical thinking skills.  Just 2 Words is a fun free app where students solve for a two word phrase that matches a set of pictures.  With different degrees of challenges, this app is perfect for enrichment in the ELA classroom! Here are some of my favorite Common […]

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Learn With Homer to Teach Reading

There are lots of great iPad apps for teaching literacy skills and Learn With Homer is definitely worth checking out! With games for learning letter sounds and classic stories with cartoon characters this app is absolutely fantastic for children getting ready to start school.  Download the free features before deciding if you’ll upgrade! Check out […]

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Images in Your QR Codes!

You’ve probably heard by now all of the ways I love to use QR codes in my classroom (scavenger hunts, with a projection screen, in the garden, to name a few!) Visualead is fantastic site that let’s users combine QR codes with images.  You can upload any picture that you want and place your QR […]

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Mayan Math

Whether you’re looking for an enrichment activity for your math classroom or want to bring the Mayan Civilization to life for your students, Maya Numbers is a fantastic free app! Designed by a former archeologist and educator, MayaNumbers teaches students the history behind the number system used by this ancient civilization and they can practice […]

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Publish Stories on iPads

iPads are a great tool for content consumption but there are plenty of free iPad apps that help students create content too!  Our Story for iPad lets users write their own stories using images saved on their iPad camera roll.  Add text and record your voice for each page before sharing your final product as a PDF […]

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Math Champ Challenge

Math Champ Challenge is a great app for teachers looking to support students in grades four through seven.  With questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards, children build their skills through practice that is adaptive to student needs.  Math Champ Challenge has a free version to check out and a paid version with over 2,500 […]

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Pocket Phonics for Literacy Instruction

Foundational skills are so important when pushing students as readers.  Start off strong by trying out Pocket Phonics with students heading into elementary school.  With free lessons and upgrade options, Pocket Phonics will teach students letter sounds and sight words. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching English Language Arts on iPads: making […]

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Daisy the Dinosaur to Teach Coding

A great app to support STEM education is Daisy the Dinosaur. Teach students the basics of coding by giving commands to the dinosaur as it moves across the screen. Whether your students are completing challenges or working in free-play mode, they’ll have lots to explore and practice in this free app! Check out my Common […]

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Speakaboos for Storytime

I’ve shared some great options for reading on iPads and Speakaboos is worth checking out! With three free books to download – and access to many more if you choose to upgrade – this app is full of engaging stories with audio support and interactive features! Here are some of my favorite lessons for supporting ELA […]

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Marine Missions to Explore Ocean Science

Another great app from National Geographic is Marine Missions, a bright and colorful game that teaches children about water conservation and the animals that live in the ocean.  A great tool for reinforcing lessons on ecosystems or extending a unit on biodiversity! Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans on sustainability, eating healthy, and […]

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