iTooch for iPad Learning

There are lots of great apps for literacy and math practice and iTooch by eduPad is a platform that gives students lots of choices! The free starter version has skill based questions for Language Arts, Math, and Science.  This free content is perfect for students ages 8-11 and the upgrade has even more. Your students will […]

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Oh No Fractions

There are lots of great math apps I love using in my classroom, but my favorites are usually the ones that focus on one skill.  The simply designed Oh No Fractions is an excellent free iPad app that focuses on one skill – comparing fractions using models.  Perfect for reinforcing basic skills and helping students […]

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Presidents vs. Aliens

Stack the States is one of my favorite iPad geography games and Presidents vs. Aliens is a fun app that teaches facts and trivia about the presidents of the United States. It’s interactive and informative and a great way to use transition times between subject areas, as a behavior management incentive, or to kick off […]

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Math Graphs Test Prep

I love using apps that foster collaboration in the math classroom. Make your preparation for state exams interactive and engaging with the free Graphs app. Students can answer questions based on bar graphs, line graphs and pie charts. It’s great test prep and a fantastic way to extend or review a unit on statistics and data. Here’s my Common Core aligned iPad lesson […]

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Show and Explain Your Work

Many people think that an iPad is just for games but I can ensure you that this teaching tool is used effectively in my classroom.  I love having students show their work on a whiteboard app (and sometimes they connect their screens to work together).  Students in my class not only solve problems on their […]

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Tellagami for Story Telling

There are so many great screencasting apps that I use in my classroom.  Tellagami is a fantastic free iPad app takes it to another level by allowing users to create their own avatars and place themselves anywhere they’d like (I’m “standing” in my classroom now.)  If you’re flipping your classroom, leaving a message for students […]

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No More Rubber Bands: Virtual Geoboard

There are so many tools I used as a student that are now available virtually on iPads.  One fabulous free app that fits into this category is the Geoboard.  Forget about rubber bands snapping around your classroom.  The virtual geoboard has everything you need to teach polygons, area, scaling and symmetry. Check out my Common […]

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Math Terms Glossary

It’s important for all students to use math vocabulary when describing how they’ve solved a problem. Math Terms Glossary is a free app that students can use to access definitions of math terms.  Most entries include pictures and a Spanish translation of the definition. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan bundle  for teaching […]

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Dropbox: Fill it up!

I love using Dropbox  in my classroom, in fact I can’t live without it.  Dropbox is fantastic if you’re looking to conserve resources or save time making photocopies. Here are just a few things that are in my students’ Dropboxes right now: Vocabulary reference charts Reader’s Theater scripts Reading passages Project Rubrics Activity sheets that […]

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People HD for Biographies

Biographies are a great way to get students excited about Social Studies.  People HD provides information on different historical figures, a timeline of their life and famous quotes.  The list could be more diverse, but I think it presents a great opportunity to have students research and create their own entry. Here’s a Common Core […]

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