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Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program

13 Dec
Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 6.19.24 PMEarlier this year I shared Todo Math – an engaging math app for iPads.  You can now join the Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program that is taking place through December 31, 2014.  Teachers who join this pilot will have access to Todo Math and all contents (PreK – 2nd grade), 30 student accounts, and access to teacher dashboard.  With over 1,000 teachers already enrolled in the Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program there are still spots left for teachers looking to try out this app with their students.
screen480x480Todo Math was designed to reach students in PreK through second grade and was developed by educators with a history of serving students with special needs.  This app goes beyond a one size fits all approach and can be tailored for individual students.  Learn more by visiting the App Store and watching their demo video.
Click here to apply for the Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program!

Math Shake for Word Problems on iPads

10 Dec

SS1Math Shake is an engaging, playful app that helps students learn to solve word problems.  It contains thousands of questions which students turn into an equation by looking for keywords and clues in the problem. Once students have discovered the equation, they can use a variety of built-in learning tools such as number lines, tens frames, fraction pieces and counters to work our their answer. Teachers and parents can also use these tools to teach effective strategies.

SS3With Math Shake students can record and share their thinking by making videos about how they solved the problem. These can be saved to the iPad’s camera roll, uploaded to a student’s blog or AirDropped to their teacher. Math Shake was developed by teachers and math specialists for students aged 6-14.

Download Math Shake for free today!

Monster Math for Practice on iPads

27 Nov
monster-worldMonster Math is an engaging, adaptive game for students learning math facts.  With this app children will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as they follow the adventure narrative of the two cartoon characters.  Inspired by the Number Munchers game from decades past, this iPad app has high quality graphics and animation.
ReportsStudents start off with simple skill practice and the app provides new activities for kids based on their performance.  Children move at their own pace and receive help when they need it.  Teachers and parents can access reports that show how well students have mastered content.  Monster Math addresses second and third grade Common Core standards and is great for intervention.  Download this app for free and upgrade for extra activities.
Download the free or paid version of this app or learn more by watching the video overview!

MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads

25 Nov
unnamedMyBackpack is a new iPad app that let’s students access Waterford Early Learning software from an iPad.  With this app children ages four and younger can can sing and read along with interactive nursery rhymes.  Older students can read, listen and sing along with 16 traditional tales books and 35 reading, math and science songs.  Kids can practice and drill their math skills with the game Mental Math.
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unnamed-1There are more than half a million students already using Waterford Early Learning software and MyBackpack is available for the general public too, letting them gain access to select curriculum straight from an iPad.  With MyBackpack students can access supplemental lessons for the classroom and home.
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Download MyBackpack for iPads and check out the learning activities for your students!

Buncee for Edu – Completely Free Creation Tool

19 Nov

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 10.00.50 AMBuncee for Edu is edu.buncee.com‘s new, free iPad app. It’s a fantastic tool for creative education and fun communication!  Similar to edu.buncee.com’s web creation functionalities, the app’s slide-based digital canvas, media tools, and buncee artwork provide educators and students a tool for creating digital stories, presentations, event invites and dozens of other fun projects.  The app’s template Wizard also makes it a simple to share photos of classroom activities.  creation canvas
Just choose your photos, select a theme, and the Wizard helps create the buncee for you.

Students can easily print their buncee creations, save them to the photo stream, or publish them on edu.buncee.com If you log into edu.buncee.com, you’ll find the iPad creations stored alongside the buncees you created on the web, ready to be shared anywhere.

Buncee for Edu is completely free – visit their site to learn more or download the app to get started!

Multiply and Divide with Lumio Farm Factor

9 Nov

Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 8.09.09 PMscreen480x480-2Lumio Farm Factor is a fun and colorful app that helps students understand the basics of multiplication and division.  Straight forward and easy to use, this iPad app is perfect for elementary school students working with number sense and operations.  Students can work through different problems by moving objects across the screen and earning points for completion.  There are extra features like tips to help students if they get stuck on a particular problem.

This app is free to download and offers extra levels with an in-app purchase.

Check out my lesson plans for using iPads and tablets with your students!

Showbie for Workflow Management

31 Oct

screen480x480Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 2.31.26 PMI’ve shared a list of some great workflow solutions for iPads and here’s another one you should check out!

Showbie lets teacher share files with their students and makes it easy for children to submit their work.  The kid-friendly user interface is perfect for K-12 students.  It’s a great tool for keeping your classroom organized whether you’re in a one-to-one learning environment or sharing a set of iPads with other teachers in your building.

Visit Showbie’s website to learn more or watch this video!

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