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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23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!)

A great way to capture the attention of your students is to introducethese virtual tools.  If they are bored with traditional flashcards, post-its or math manipulatives try out one of the virtual tools on our list: MyScript Calculator (calculator) Coordinate Grid for iPads (graph paper) Reading a Ruler on iPads (ruler) Base 10 Blocks (math […]

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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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American History Clips from the Ken Burns iPad Apps

Ken Burns (no relation) is a fantastic storyteller who makes powerful documentaries about the American experience.  The Ken Burns iPad app lets users access bite-sized clips from his films.  These are perfect for using in the classroom to bring life to Social Studies content. I highly recommend watching all parts of his documentary on the National […]

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Track Conferences with Stream Reading on iOS

If you’re looking for a way to track conferences with your mobile device, check out Stream Reading.  Designed for both iPhone and iPad users this app  lets teachers easily manage reading reports and organize student data.  You can record audio of a student reading using your device’s microphone and  document what happened when you met […]

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Dynamic Online Learning for Pre-K

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a fantastic online kindergarten preparatory program.  It includes play-based interactive lessons that are perfect for early learners.  Their website introduces children to key concepts in math, social studies, science, art, music and reading through hundreds of activities.  The high quality graphics and kid-friendly music make Miss Humblebee’s Academy a great choice […]

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11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads

The iPad has a great assessment tools for accessing and creating content with lots of fantastic apps to choose from. Teachers can also use this device to collect and organize student work.  Here are a few ways you can turn your iPad into an assessment tool: 11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads Assessment Spotlight: The […]

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