Daisy the Dinosaur to Teach Coding

A great app to support STEM education is Daisy the Dinosaur. Teach students the basics of coding by giving commands to the dinosaur as it moves across the screen. Whether your students are completing challenges or working in free-play mode, they’ll have lots to explore and practice in this free app! Check out my Common […]

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ARBasketball: Must See to Believe!

I’ve shared some apps that seem too good to be true and ARBasketball – Augmented Reality Basketball Game is definitely one of them. AR stands for Augmented Reality, and that’s where the basketball hoop comes in. Download the app to your iPad, print out the PDF file on their website and hold your iPad over […]

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DK Quiz

With over 100 free quizzes and thousands of questions, DK Quiz is a great app to test general knowledge on a wide range of subjects.  Whether you’re studying rocks and minerals, capitals, or the Aztecs, there are lots of quizzes in the DK Quiz app that can be used as enrichment activities or lesson extensions! […]

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Basic Fractions Skills

If you’re teaching fractions, Basic Fractions is a must have free app. Full of questions for multiple fraction skills, this app includes models and a scratch pad to help students solve problems. Check out my webcast on teaching Common Core Math and my bundles of Common Core aligned math lessons for the iPad!

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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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Learning to Round on iPads

Perfect for practicing rounding in the ones through ten thousands place, Tiny Chicken Learns Rounding is a free app from Tap to Learn that focuses on this single skill.  Apps that have multiple math skills are wonderful but I often like to direct my students to single skills apps (ex. reading a ruler. long division, place […]

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Coordinate Grid for iPads

Geometry Pad is a fantastic free app for drawing on a coordinate plane on iPads.  Draw figures, add text and identify the points on the grid.  This app is great for teaching how to identify x and y values and creating your own polygons. Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for teaching geometry […]

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iPad Reference Charts

One of my favorite reference charts is taped to my classroom’s iPad cart, and the other is prominently displayed in the front of the room. My students email their classwork throughout the school year and this chart helps them remember what to do before hitting send: There are plenty of lessons you can email in […]

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Math vs Zombies for Fluency

There are lots of apps for math fluency but Math vs. Zombies has to be one of the most engaging ones! Students use math facts to turn zombies back to people in this fast moving, sharply illustrated math fluency game.  It’s a great app for changing up your skill and drill flashcard routine! This app […]

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iPad Measurement Tools

I’ve shared some great free apps for turning your iPad into a measurement tool: protractor, reading a ruler.  Measure Length – Tiny Chicken by TapToLearn is another app that’s perfect for teaching students how to use a ruler to measure inches, centimeters and millimeters.  They’ll move a ruler on their screen and find the length […]

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