Virtual Tool: iPad Protractor

There are lots of great tools for the iPad and another to add to your list is the free Protractor app. Perfect for teaching different types of angles and a great preview for students before using the real thing.  Have students place objects or cut outs of shapes on their iPad screen to measure angles! Here’s my bundle […]

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Edit Student Work on iPads

My students publish a variety of work on their iPads and use different apps throughout the writing process. When it comes to typing up their final product we often use PaperPort Notes. Before they send their work to print, I use the highlighter and marker tool to show them where edits and revisions need to […]

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My New eBook “Swim Dive Splash”

Very excited to announce that my new children’s book “Swim Dive Splash” is now available in the iBookstore! Perfect for teaching figurative language and narrative poetry. With full audio support – it reads itself! -Practice fluency by having children read along -Alliteration, onomatopoeia, similes, etc., -Great for making inferences and using pictures to support comprehension  *include […]

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Eat and Move: Health Calculator

Eating healthy is important and there are lots of ways to use iPads to help students make good choices. A fun free app from 4H is Eat and Move. I consider this app a “health calculator” because users can find out the calories of common foods and how much time they’ll need to swim, dance, […]

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Long Division iPad App

My students might be great with their math facts but every year long division is a struggle. If you’re looking for an alternative to math videos, try out the fantastic free Long Division Touch app which teaches the steps for long division. It’s a great inspiration for creating tutorials with your students! Check out my […]

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Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom

Thank you for attending my workshop this month! If you weren’t able to make it, check out my presentation Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom: Download the Presentation

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Khan Academy

My fifth graders don’t have their own account or login, but Khan Academy is still a great way to introduce new topics.  We often use BrainPop and student created tutorials to learn and review the steps for solving different math problems, but Khan Academy is a fantastic resource for upper elementary, middle school and high […]

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Jumbled Sentences

A fantastic free app for practicing sentence structure is Jumbled Sentences 3. This leveled app provides opportunities for students to practice verb agreement and attend to punctuation. Perfect for elementary school students, and to reinforce skills for struggling middle schoolers. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan for using this app in the classroom! […]

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Math Bugs for Place Value

If you’re looking for a fun, free app for teaching place value you have to try Math Bugs.  Perfect for identifying place value to the thousands place, students will create bugs with the number of attenteas, wings, etc., dictated by the place value of the digits in the number presented. Check out my Common Core aligned bundle […]

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SlideShare Presentations

SlideShare is a great resource for PowerPoint presentations. This website allows you to view presentations created by teachers (and all sorts of people) that may be useful for your classroom. It’s also a fantastic place to share your presentations with others. Check out my SlideShare presentations: Working Together: iPad Apps that Facilitate Student Collaboration Free […]

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