Social Studies Slogans: Make Your Own Memes

You’ve seen them in emails, on Facebook, even the Today Show features memes that have gone viral.  Students can create their own memes using Haiku Deck on their iPads. Follow these steps: Create a new presentation and choose a theme Add an image from your camera roll to set as the background Add your slogan […]

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News Sources for the iPad

Current events have an important place in my classroom and I’ve said it before – there are a lot of great apps to help your students explore the world around them. Here are a few news apps for the iPad that are worth trying out in your classroom: Check out this common core aligned lesson […]

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Sushi Monster: Math Factor Fun

There are lots of great math fact apps for the iPad that turn the times tables into interactive flashcards. Sushi Monster gives you numbers to chose from (factors) to find the answer (product) when you multiply two numbers. This app goes beyond the times table – it’s engaging for students while helping them practice their […]

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Management Tools on the iPad

There are lots of great management tools on the iPad that I use in my classroom (Timers, Quickvoice, Siri). Here are two more that I love: Red Light, Green Light – This programmable traffic light can be less intimidating than a timer is you’re working on pacing your students and keeping them on task. TooLoud? – Watching […]

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Titanic Timeline

National Geographic has a fantastic app that shows the construction of the Titanic over time.  Building Titanic allows you to scroll across a timeline and view the different stages in which the Titanic were built.  This app could be used to discuss timelines or analyze primary source documents (there are lots of photographs spread throughout […]

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Complete Student Work and Reduce Paper

One thing I love about using iPads in my classroom is the ability to reduce paper how much paper we consume.  I fill my class Dropbox with graphic organizers and activity sheets and have my students complete them on their iPads. PaperPort Notes is a great app for importing PDF files from Dropbox and adding text. […]

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Working Together – Collaborate on Whiteboards

  Whiteboard Lite is an app that has changed the way students work in my classroom.  With a simple tap of a button, two iPads on the same wireless network can turn their screens into one.  I have students solve math problems together, each writing in a different color, talking out each step as they […]

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Student Created Podcasts

I love using Khan Academy and Math Train to support lessons, but ScreenChomp has taken my use of podcasts to a new level. It’s important that students in my classroom feel successful and this app turns them into superstars. ScreenChomp allows users to record their writing and voice as they work through a problem on […]

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Film Your Own Persuasive PSAs

Public service announcements are a great way to turn a traditional persuasive essay writing piece into a multimedia presentation. There are lots of ways I like to use the iPad camera in my classroom and this is one of them! Check out my lesson plan on creating public service announcements in your classroom!  

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Create Your Own Textbook

iBooks Author is a fantastic way to get students involved in their own learning. If you’re dedicated to providing engaging lessons for your students then creating interactive textbooks needs to go on your to do list. iBooks Author has a short learning curve, and here are just some of the things you can do: I […]

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