Vocabulary Practice with World’s Worst Pet iPad App

A fantastic English Language Arts app, World’s Worst Pet will help students increase their domain specific vocabulary through a variety of activities.  This engaging iPad app includes games and levels for students to work through. With this app children will be introduced to new words through games and an engaging narrative.  Totally free, World’s Worst Pet […]

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Watch Science Videos on iPads

Using videos in the classroom is a great way to get students excited about a new lesson, build background knowledge and make them curious about the world around them.  I’ve shared a long list of apps for streaming videos and Science Channel is another great choice for accessing clips.  This app lets you view programs […]

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Explore Shakespeare on iPads

Explore Shakespeare from Cambridge University Press is a wonderful app for teachers and students working with these classics.  Users can see pictures from different productions, tap on different lines of dialogue for clarification, and even listen to audio performances. This app lets you sample a few different selections before purchasing individual plays. Here are some […]

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Write About This! Prompts for iPads: Type and Record

A fantastic app to help student writers is Write About This.  Children can access writing prompts and use pictures as inspiration.  This app makes it easy to publish and share student work.  It can be used for struggling writers or everyday journaling for students. The free version gives kids access to more than a dozen […]

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Grammaropolis for ELA Practice on iPads, Android and Chromebooks

A wonderful introduction to grammar topics, Grammaropolis will get students excited about different parts of speech. With this app kids can access videos, music and tons of resources. The free version gives you all of the content related to nouns.  In order to access the other parts of speech (verbs, adjectives, etc.) require in app […]

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EduGame Spotlight: SpellMania Word Game for Students

For a fun way to practice spelling and push students with word games check out SpellMania.  This free iPad app asks children to locate words on a grid.  Players swipe their finger across the screen as they locate different words. A super cool feature is the ability to tap on any word to access a […]

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Use Easy Annotate with PDFs

For teachers and students looking to mark up a text on their iPad, Easy Annotate is worth checking out.  This iPad app lets users look at two PDF documents at once for side by side viewing, editing and linking.  Easy Annotate gives you the power to highlight, mark, underline, cross-out, draw, and add notes to […]

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Scholastic Book Wizard: Scan Books for More Info

With this awesome app, teachers can scan and search books to access tons of information.  Scholastic Book Wizard lets you scan the barcode or type in the title of a text to find out the Lexile level and guided reading level of a book. Scholastic Book Wizard works on iPhone and iPads making it a […]

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No More Grading Thanks to ScribeSense

Teachers looking to quickly grade papers will be blown away by ScribeSense.  Not only will this service input the answers to multiple choice test questions but it has the ability to grade handwritten answers so short answer quizzes can be scored just as easily.  ScribeSense also provides tools to backup student data, track the performance […]

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Vocabulary Notebook

UPDATE: This app is no longer available – 7/26/2015 If you’re looking for a device neutral tool for helping students study vocabulary check out Vocabulary Notebook.  Accessible through their web platform, iOS app, and Android app, Vocabulary Notebook helps kids study new words at home and in school.  Students can add words that they are learning […]

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