BrainPop Espanol

I’ve shared some of the reasons I love BrainPop and if you are working in a Spanish language, bilingual classroom, or just looking to support English Language Learners, BrainPop Espanol is a great resource. The iPad app and website has free daily videos and there is plenty for teachers to explore if you decide to […]

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Use Too Noisy for Volume Control

If you’re looking for a fun classroom management tool, check out Too Noisy.  This app monitors the noise in a room using the microphone on an iPad. The kid-friendly graphics are perfect for keeping students informed on whether or not it is “too noisy” in your classroom! Use this during one of my Common Core […]

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TinyTap to Create Games

TinyTap is a a great new app for creating customizable games for your students.  Import pictures, add audio and students will follow directions to learn simple tasks and demonstrate understanding.  Check out their demos to get a feel for what you can create! Here are my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching with iPads!

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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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