Ocean Science

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 […]

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Learning to Round on iPads

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 […]

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Learn Outdoor Skills on iPads

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 […]

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Coordinate Grid for iPads

Geometry Pad is a fantastic free app for drawing on a coordinate plane on iPads.  Draw figures, add text and identify the points on the grid.  This app is great for teaching how to identify x and y values and creating your own polygons. Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for teaching geometry […]

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iPad Reference Charts

One of my favorite reference charts is taped to my classroom’s iPad cart, and the other is prominently displayed in the front of the room. My students email their classwork throughout the school year and this chart helps them remember what to do before hitting send: There are plenty of lessons you can email in […]

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Math vs Zombies for Fluency

There are lots of apps for math fluency but Math vs. Zombies has to be one of the most engaging ones! Students use math facts to turn zombies back to people in this fast moving, sharply illustrated math fluency game.  It’s a great app for changing up your skill and drill flashcard routine! This app […]

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iPad Measurement Tools

I’ve shared some great free apps for turning your iPad into a measurement tool: protractor, reading a ruler.  Measure Length – Tiny Chicken by TapToLearn is another app that’s perfect for teaching students how to use a ruler to measure inches, centimeters and millimeters.  They’ll move a ruler on their screen and find the length […]

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News-O-Matic for Current Events

There are lots of choices for current events on iPads but a kid-friendly option is News-O-Matic.  This app offers free trial issues and has articles written especially for children.  It includes videos, images and extra resources to help bring the news to life for your students! Use this app with my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan on […]

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iPad Science Fair

If you’re looking for experiments for a school science fair or an easy way to access steps for an experiment, try DIY Nano HD. This free app focuses on an exploration of nanotechnologies, and the properties of atoms and molecules. It includes informational videos, easy to follow instructions and is great for all ages! Check […]

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Nearpod for 1 to 1 Classrooms

In classrooms with just one iPad there are lots of apps that you can use to create presentations (Educreations, Doceri, ScreenChomp, Haiku Deck).  If you have access to 1 to 1 technology you have to try NearPod for presentations.  Use an old PowerPoint as a template and upload it to the NearPod website.  Add interactive […]

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