Images in Your QR Codes!

You’ve probably heard by now all of the ways I love to use QR codes in my classroom (scavenger hunts, with a projection screen, in the garden, to name a few!) Visualead is fantastic site that let’s users combine QR codes with images.  You can upload any picture that you want and place your QR […]

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Organize Thinking in a GRID

I’m a huge fan of graphic organizers (you might have realized by now!) and GRID by Binary is truly a fantastic choice for students.  With a combination of text, images and more, this app allows users to organize their thinking around a topic using squares on a grid.  Customize the size and color of your […]

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3D Atlas for iPads

There are lots of great apps for searching the globe, and a great 3D tool is Atlas by Collins.  Zoom in to their satellite view of the Earth and access more information about countries, cities and states.  The satellite globe comes free with the app and more detailed maps can be purchased within the app. […]

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Random Name Selector

I’ve shared one of my favorite classroom management tools, Pick a Student, and here is another option. Random Name Selector let’s users set up multiple classes and the app chooses students randomly from your list. This is a great way to make sure that all students are called on without anyone thinking that you are […]

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Virtual Periodic Table of Elements

If you’re looking for a quick reference tool for a science classroom, here are two options for the periodic table. NOVA from PBS has an interactive app that includes video clips and an option to build each element. Oresome Elements has a game where players match the symbol to the element. Both apps are free […]

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Congressional Moments

The Library of Congress has an excellent new app to help students learn about primary source documents.  With video clips, quizzes and a gallery to explore, the Congressional Moments app will support American History teachers as they gather resources for their classroom. Here’s a Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for teaching with primary source documents on […]

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Free iPad Apps for Classroom Management

Thank you to the close to 800 people who joined my SimpleK12 webinar! “Free iPad Apps for Classroom Management” Download the presentation or Sign up for an upcoming webinar!

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iPad Safety Apps

The American Red Cross 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 apps will come in handy. Show your students how to prepare and stay safe with the tips they share: Hurricane Tornado Earthquake Wildfires Check […]

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Hourglass iPad Timer

I’ve shared some of my favorite iPad apps to practice pacing and stamina. Whether students are performing everyday tasks or in the middle of test prep, you might need a timer to help students self-monitor. The Best Sand Timer is a great free app that’s an alternative to traditional countdown clocks – try it out […]

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iPad Toss Up

Whether you’re teaching probability or just looking to make a quick decision in your classroom, Toss Up is a free app that simulates a coin toss. Try it in math class or as a management tool. Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan bundle for teaching math in your classroom!

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