ChatterPix Kids Makes Pictures Come to Life

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for taking photographs to the next level using iPads and here’s another awesome one to add to the list! ChatterPix Kids lets your students put their voice to any image.  Whether it’s a historical figure, a character from their favorite book, or a photo of a friend, students can […]

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13 Gotta-Have iPad Presentation Tools

This list includes some of my favorite ways to use the iPad for student (and teacher) presentations.  Whether you decide to have students make their own Tellagamis or try using SlideShare for PowerPoint inspiration, these 13 tips will change the way you see iPads as a way to create and give presentations in your classroom. […]

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Weird But True App from National Geographic

Whether you’re looking to give students inspiration for a science project or simply hooking kids in the beginning of a lesson, add Weird But True to your routine!  This is another wonderful app from National Geographic (National Parks, Marine Missions). It’s a great way to start off class each day — try sharing a weird […]

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Aesop’s Fables Go Mobile: App for iPad & Android

The Library of Congress has a variety of apps including some great choices for virtual field trips.  Aesop’s Fables App is a straightforward app with a simple user interface.  With this app teachers and students can access a collection of Aesop’s fables on the go. Aesop for Children is an interactive ebook app that’s makes it easy and fun for […]

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Book Writer for Easy Publishing: iPad Tool for Students

  Students and teachers creating eBooks should check out Book Writer.  The ease and simplicity of the intuitive interface makes this app a truly powerful tool.  Children can use Book Writer to publish stories that can be shared with their families and added to an ePortfolio.  Teachers can create books that document school trips or […]

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MOMA Art Lab iPad App: Famous Art & Student Activities

Let your students show off their creativity with this fantastic free app from MOMA. Have kids extend a reading activity with this art app or make designs with geometric shapes. Kids can read about famous works of art before creating their own. Visit the Apple App Store to check it out!

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Smithsonian Channel for Tablets: Educational Clips for Teachers

I’ve shared some of my favorite educational programing for iPads and Smithsonian Channel is another worth checking out. Easy to navigate with a large variety of content, this free app has something for everyone.  Hook students during a science or social studies lesson or help them build prior knowledge before exploring a new book. This […]

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12 Free Storybook Apps for iPads

You can give children access to storybooks with these free iPad storybook apps.  In this list you will see eReader platforms that include picture books and chapter books – some even let students create their own!  Whether you are using your iPad during a whole class read aloud, small group instruction, or sending kids off […]

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Slideshows with Shadow Puppet

Shadow Puppet is an amazing app that is perfect for students of all ages.  Children can take still images and bring them to life with narration using this story telling tool.  Shadow Puppet lets users zoom into pictures as they narrate a slideshow. There are lots of ways to use this app in the classroom […]

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Storia – Your Tablet’s Virtual Bookshelf

Students can be creators on their iPads by making their own screencasts and designing posters, but this device is also a fantastic eReader.  Storia from Scholastic is a wonderful choice for a virtual bookshelf.  Students can search for books at their independent level and read with support features like a glossary, audio and high quality […]

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