Beethoven’s 9th Symphony: iPad App from TouchPress

For preschool and elementary school students there are great apps for exploring music.  If older students are feeling left out, show them Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.  This comprehensive app lets children explore music with a tap and swipe of their screen.  Kids can switch between performances, listen to interviews and see which part of the orchestra is playing at different […]

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps

There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads. Math and technology are a great pair together for a good reason! For teachers looking to use technology to teach math in their classrooms, math apps are a great place to start. There are thousands of math apps available so it can be daunting to start […]

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Interactive Safari Storybook App for iPads

If you only have one or a few iPads in your classroom, interactive story apps are great for stations and partner activities.  Goodnight Safari is a beautifully illustrated interactive book that children can explore independently. Teaching ELA with iPads? Here are some Common Core aligned lesson plans!

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Siri in the Classroom: Homework Tip for Class Blogs

If you update a class blog that contains information on each night’s homework try using Siri!  By using this feature in combination with the WordPress iPhone app, simply “tell” Siri the homework and update your classroom blog with a quick tap on the screen. Want more tips for a one iPhone/iPad classroom? Register for my Udemy […]

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Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad

I’m excited to share some great new updates from one of my favorite assessment tools, The Answer Pad!  So much more than an app, The Answer Pad lets students with access to an Internet browser input answers for formative and summative assessments.  Teachers can easily transform their existing assessments into paperless exams so test results […]

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Study with eFaqt

eFaqt is a new study app that helps students “hack studying” by using their time more efficiently. With this app students can make mind maps, and flashcards, and share notes online with classmates. Check out their online app for free, and enter to WIN a free eFaqt Pro account for a year by signing up to […]

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7 Free Apps for Early Learners

The iTunes Store is full of great apps that are perfect for early elementary and preschool students, check these out! Learn With Homer to Teach Reading ABC House for Early Elementary Pocket Phonics for Literacy Instruction TinyTap Early Elementary Math Practice on iPads Speakaboos for Storytime iPad Coloring Books Check out this post with 13 Gotta-Have iPad […]

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App Update: Educreations

There are lots of reasons that Educreations is one of my favorite iPad apps and a new update has added a fantastic feature that I never knew I always wanted! Now users can swipe up and down on the screen to increase the white space available to them instead of having to add a new slide. […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs iBook for iPads

There are lots of ways to read books on iPads or create your own).  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs allows children read an interactive storybook by themselves, with help, or simply listen to it read aloud.  Children need to experience read alouds regularly. This iPad app is a great way to empower students to […]

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Promote Student Engagement with a Virtual Whiteboard

One of the most memorable parts of my experience at the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute in Austin this past July was using virtual whiteboard apps to find people with similar interests.  We wrote out a topic of interest on our favorite whiteboard app and silently walked around a room to see whose screen looked like […]

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