No More Rubber Bands: Virtual Geoboard App Update

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.   From changing colors, overlaying figures and […]

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Learn a New Word Each Day with this Free Vocabulary Email List

Sharing new vocabulary with students is an important part of the everyday work that happens in your classroom.  If you’re looking to introduce a new word to students each day there is a free daily email that brings vocabulary to your inbox. Make Your Point is a free daily vocabulary-development email thatteaches useful, sophisticated words. […]

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Increase Student Participation with Two Terrific Name Selector Apps

There are so many classroom management tools that I love (here’s a list of 19!).  Two of my favorites iLEAP Pick A Student and Random Name Selector makes sure that you call on every student in your class.  Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use one of these free apps […]

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MyScript Calculator with Handwriting Recognition to Solve Problems

There are lots of apps that can “wow” a crowd and MyScript Calculator is definitely one of them.  Write an equation (simple or complex) onto your screen and the app will use handwriting recognition software to solve the problem.  This fantastic free app can be used by students to check their work, especially order of operations.  If you’ve tried this […]

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Weather Safety Apps from the American Red Cross

Earlier this year I shared a First Aid app from the American Red Cross that is full of useful information and completely free. The American Red Cross also 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 […]

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MarcoPolo Weather Exploration App

MarcoPolo Weather is a terrific app for helping students understand weather patterns and climate.  This beautifully illustrated, fun app will let children explore weather and learn about temperature, cloud cover, and precipitation. Students can control nine different weather conditions and access interactive mini-games.  MarcoPolo Weather can be used for whole class discussions on weather patterns, […]

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Healthy Adventure Game: Cardiovascular System on iPads

Monster Heart Medic from The Lawrence Hall of Science (creators of DIY Sun Science and DIY Human Body) is a fantastic free app that helps student explore the cardiovascular system.  Simulating a video game, this iPad app takes students on a journey to learn about the way the heart works. It provides lots of information […]

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Easy Science Experiments from DIY Nano HD

I’ve shared some great apps from The Lawrence Hall of Science (DIY Human Body, DIY Sun Science, Monster Heart Medic) and DIY Nano HD is another free app for iPads that you’ll love.  DIY Nano HD contains easy science experiments for teachers, students and families.  Using easy to find materials children can follow along with […]

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Fun with Circuits: Electronics for Kids

Fun with Circuits makes electronic circuits fun, simple, and accessible for children.  Designed for kids five and above, Fun with Circuits incorporates literacy skills into circuit exploration.  It combines storytelling and circuit building to engage young learners with foundational STEM skills.  Kids read a story, learn the key concepts, and make new circuits. Check out their Kickstarter page to learn […]

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Eduporium for School Tech Products

Eduporium is a reseller of technology products that are designed to build  21st century skills including creativity and systemic thinking.  Their site includes child-centered, project-based and STEM/STEAM education tools for teachers.  It organizes lots of resources that have been hand-picked and include academic discounts on many of their products. If you’re looking for ideas for service-learning activities, project-based […]

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