Perfect for children who love to “strike a pose” this app presents kids with scenes from a comic strip. They can act out each scene, snap a picture and create a customized story. FriendStrip Comic Creator is a wonderful app for teaching children about telling a story in sequence and has plenty of free options […]
There are lots of ways to read books on iPads or create your own). Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs allows children read an interactive storybook by themselves, with help, or simply listen to it read aloud. Children need to experience read alouds regularly. This iPad app is a great way to empower students to […]
I love having students use reader view when looking at a text from an Internet browser. Another great way to use this tool is when you’re printing out content from the web to share with students. Informational text is such an important part of the Common Core and I use current events in my classroom […]
Doceri is one of my favorite free screencasting apps and is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students. They can show their work solving a math problem on the screen and explain their thinking by recording their voice. Doceri allows user to save their creations to the iPad camera roll. This means you can […]
Word games can be a great tool for students to practice problem solving through word play. Wooords is a free app with optional upgrades that lets players build words using a set amount of letters. They’ll manipulate each one to form new words and get points based on complexity and speed. Check out my Common […]
A terrific app for increasing student vocabulary is ABC House. For early elementary and English Language Learners, this free app uses pictures for vocabulary acquisition. Audio and video support will help students learn words in context. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching vocabulary with mobile devices!