Nearpod for 1 to 1 Classrooms

In classrooms with just one iPad there are lots of apps that you can use to create presentations (Educreations, Doceri, ScreenChomp, Haiku Deck).  If you have access to 1 to 1 technology you have to try NearPod for presentations.  Use an old PowerPoint as a template and upload it to the NearPod website.  Add interactive […]

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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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Reading a Ruler on iPads

There are so many virtual iPad tools that I love using with my students (base ten blocks, sticky notes, geoboard, atlas, glossary, dry erase board…). One free app that can substitute a ruler is Ruler for iPad and iPhone.  Have students place an item on their iPad screen or measure distance between two points they tap on the plane. If you’re teaching students […]

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Virtual Base 10 Blocks

It seems like all teachers who have been lucky enough to get base 10 blocks guard them closely. They’re expensive and easy to lose. In many classrooms, there’s never enough base ten sets to go around. Students can be rushed through visually understanding base ten when there aren’t enough. For digital classrooms, virtual base 10 blocks can […]

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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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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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Draw Symmetrical Figures on iPads

There are great free math apps for fractions, math facts, graphs, math terms, and geometry. An app I love for drawing symmetry is Grid Drawing for Kids Lite.  Full of puzzles for students to solve, this fantastic free app is perfect for practicing symmetry! Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan using this app in the classroom! Here’s a bundle […]

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iTooch for iPad Learning

There are lots of great apps for literacy and math practice and iTooch by eduPad is a platform that gives students lots of choices! The free starter version has skill based questions for Language Arts, Math, and Science.  This free content is perfect for students ages 8-11 and the upgrade has even more. Your students will […]

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