14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be […]

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TIME for Kids on iPads

I love including current events in my ELA instruction! It’s a great way to help children build prior knowledge and make connections with the world around them.  TIME For Kids Family Edition brings the fantastic magazine straight to your iPad.  With interactive features, high quality pictures and informational text TFK is a powerful resource for parents looking […]

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Shout Science eBook App for Reading on iPads!

I’ve shared some of my favorite storybook apps and this one is perfect for teaching children science stories!  Shout Science is an interactive book that tells the stories behind science discoveries.  This totally free science ebook app presents information to students using nonfiction text features. Finding a science eBook with compelling graphics and a high-interest content […]

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Comparative Adjectives on iPads

It’s often the simplest apps that pack the biggest punch and that is definitely true of Comparative Adjectives. This app presents clean, crisp images to children and asks them to identify the largest, smallest, most colorful, etc., item on the screen.  Great for early elementary schoolers and English Language Learners! Check out my favorite apps […]

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Interactive Safari Storybook App for iPads

If you only have one or a few iPads in your classroom, interactive story apps are great for stations and partner activities.  Goodnight Safari is a beautifully illustrated interactive book that children can explore independently. Teaching ELA with iPads? Here are some Common Core aligned lesson plans!

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Identify Antonyms with Opposites: iPad App for Vocabulary Building

The Opposites is a wonderful cartoon app that helps children identify antonyms.  With a combative brother and sister spouting off words, players need to identify pairs of opposite words.  This free game has different levels that will challenge both elementary and middle school students. Here are 10 Tech Tools to Boost Vocabulary! Read this post in […]

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Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad

I’m excited to share some great new updates from one of my favorite assessment tools, The Answer Pad!  So much more than an app, The Answer Pad lets students with access to an Internet browser input answers for formative and summative assessments.  Teachers can easily transform their existing assessments into paperless exams so test results […]

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3D Picture Book

This 3D picture book definitely pops off of the page!  Children can interact with characters on the screen as they read Little Red Riding Hood all by themselves or listen as it’s read aloud.  The graphics of this app alone are worth exploring. Try out one of my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans for teaching […]

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Study with eFaqt

eFaqt is a new study app that helps students “hack studying” by using their time more efficiently. With this app students can make mind maps, and flashcards, and share notes online with classmates. Check out their online app for free, and enter to WIN a free eFaqt Pro account for a year by signing up to […]

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7 Free Apps for Early Learners

The iTunes Store is full of great apps that are perfect for early elementary and preschool students, check these out! Learn With Homer to Teach Reading ABC House for Early Elementary Pocket Phonics for Literacy Instruction TinyTap Early Elementary Math Practice on iPads Speakaboos for Storytime iPad Coloring Books Check out this post with 13 Gotta-Have iPad […]

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