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Easy Timeline Creator for Tablets

4 Jan

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 9.22.44 PMscreen480x480-1If you like the online resource ReadWriteThink you’ll want to check out some of their mobile apps including Timeline.  This app is available on both iPads and Android tablets and makes it easy for students to create timelines.  With this totally free app kids can chart the events of a story or demonstrate their understanding of important moments during a period in history.  It’s a dynamic app that lends itself well to a variety of tasks.

Check out their website to learn more or read about one of their other mobile apps like Alphabet Organizer!

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Alphabet Organizer for Word Play

3 Jan

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 1.14.20 PMscreen480x480-1The International Reading Association has a fantastic app for students called Alphabet Organizer.  Available for both iOS and Android tablets, this app lets students work with different letters to create their very own alphabet book.  Alphabet Organizer can be tailored to different tasks and is a great choice for elementary school classrooms.  Students can use this in literacy centers or in learning environments where kids share the screen with a peer.

Visit their website to learn more or check out their Word Mover app for poetry activities!

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Easy Image Transfer for iPhones, iPads, and Computers

2 Jan

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 10.20.22 PM One of the biggest logistical challenges in any classroom using iPads is figuring out the best workflow for managing devices.  One app that is fantastic for moving camera roll photos from one device to another is Image Transfer.  With this app you can send any photos on your iPad to your computer via a web browser.  This means that instead of connecting your iPad to a laptop with a cord you can transfer images wirelessly.

screen480x480-1This also works with iPhones and can be set up to push images on your computer to one of your iOS devices.  Super simple to use, this app will save
you both time and stress.  It’s one of my favorites for personal and professional use and you are sure to love it too!

Elements 4D for Augmented Reality Chemistry

30 Dec

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 9.42.04 PM screen480x480Elements 4D by DAQRI is a fantastic app for students exploring the Periodic Table of Elements.  Using augmented reality technology, users can scan a trigger and see one of 36 elements come to life on their screen.  It’s a unique way to get children excited about science and learn important chemistry facts at the same time.

Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download this app for free and follow this link to download the AR triggers!

Puzzle Making with Stick Around

27 Dec

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 5.39.37 PMscreen480x480-1Stick Around is a super fun app that students and teachers can use to make puzzles straight from their iPad.  I have the chance to talk to lots of teachers about ways to use iPads in their classrooms and this is a great example of a content creation app that can be used in multiple subject areas.  Teachers can create interactive assignments for students and children of all ages can demonstrate their understanding of a concept.

This app is easy to use and perfect for iPad classrooms.  Visit their website to learn more!

iBook: iOS Accessibility Tools

26 Dec

accessibility-230x300If you are using iPads in your classroom you’ll want to check out the amazing accessibility tools that can help all of your students interact with their device.  Jenny Grabiec is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has created a fantastic iBook that makes it simple for teachers to understand the accessibility features available on iPads.  You can download the book for free and explore these tools in iBooks on your iPad or Mac computer.

Endless Wordplay for Spelling and Phonics

25 Dec

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 5.28.57 PMscreen480x480Endless Wordplay is a new iOS app with a focus on spelling and phonics.  From the creators of Endless Numbers, Endless Alphabet and Endless Reader, this app features whimsical animations and familiar cartoon characters.  Children will work through different activities to learn letter sounds and new words.  The directions are easy to follow and would be a perfect app for intervention or a literacy station.

Free to download, Endless Wordplay comes with three lessons and access to more with additional in-app purchases!

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