7 World Cup iPad Activities

Giving students access to high-interest topics is a great way to engage them across the content areas.  If your school is in session during this year’s World Cup or you want to revisit an exciting summer event when your students arrive in September, check out the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil app for the […]

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LearnZillion for Common Core Math and ELA Videos & Lessons

I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources this month (TED-Ed, Newsela, Met Museum, Readworks) and LearnZillion is another that is perfect for Math and English Language Arts teachers.  Whether you’re looking to teach to the Common Core State Standards or simply want quality material to share with your students, LearnZillion has plenty to choose from. You […]

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Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads

National Geographic has tons of fantastic apps and The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom is a great choice for upper elementary and middle school students.  This interactive app introduces children to the Underground Railroad by placing them in first person experiences.  They’ll have to make decisions on how to proceed from on step to the next while they […]

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Access Reading Passages and Lessons on Readworks

There are a few places teachers can go to find high quality reading passages for their students and Readworks.org should definitely be on your list.  This website offers a wide range of lesson plans, comprehension units, and reading passages organized by skill and Lexile level.  Whether you’re looking for a fiction passage for a guided […]

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Newsela for Leveled Nonfiction Articles: Alter Lexile Levels in Short Passages

Current events articles are a great choice for informational text.  Students can learn all about news stories and practice reading skills at the same time.  If you have a class full of students reading at different levels you’ll definitely want to check out Newsela. This fantastic site contains brand new articles everyday.  The best part is that […]

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EduGame Spotlight: KidEWords Kids Crossword Puzzle

A great way to get children excited about language skills is to give them access to word games.  You might want to build in a few minutes of “free choice” to your morning routine and give students two or three eduapps to choose from.  KidEWords is a language skills app a fun kids crossword puzzle […]

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Adobe Voice: A Powerful Storytelling App

Storytelling is a powerful way to inspire students, build community and give children a voice.  There are a few great apps that help students of all ages write and tell their own stories (Shadow Puppet, Toontastic) and a new app that I absolutely love is Adobe Voice.  This free iPad app is very user friendly […]

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Brainfeed Educational Videos: Easy Access on iPads

Videos are a powerful teaching tool for grabbing students’ attention and helping them visual abstract concepts.  Brainfeed has a fantastic app with tons of free content for streaming educational videos.  There are clips on the environment, the human body, and even geometry. A subscription lets users access the entire library, but this app has plenty […]

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Abraham Lincoln on iPads: Informational Text & Primary Sources

Another great app for teaching American History or exploring a biography, Abraham Lincoln Interactive is a fantastic choice for using with students. In addition to a photo gallery and slideshow of quotes, this interactive textbook lets kids access video and see primary source documents.  The first few chapters of the book are free and an in […]

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Murky Reef iPad Apps for Early Elementary ELA, Math & Science

For ELA, Math and Science comprehension activities, check out this series of Murky Reef iPad apps for first and second grade students.  With content aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Murky Reef engages students with high quality content as they explore an underwater world.  They’ll see jellyfish, an octopus, pufferfish and more as they […]

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