Scribble My Story for Publishing

Scribble My Story is a great free app for publishing.  Students can create their own story book, record their own voice, and illustrate each page.  This app is easy to use, has clean, crisp graphics and extra features if you choose to upgrade. Check out my Common Core ELA lesson plans!

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Museums of the World

The iTunes Store is full of apps that can help take your students on virtual field trips.  Museums of the World brings thousands of museums from around the globe to your fingertips.  Whether you’re looking for contact information for local institutions or for details on exhibits hundred of miles away, this app is full of […]

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National Parks on Your iPad

Whether you’re planning an outdoor excursion or just want to show off the National Parks to your students, check out National Geographic‘s fantastic free app: National Parks by National Geographic.  With tons of information (and the option to upgrade for more) this app can be used for student research or inspiration! Check out my Common Core […]

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BrainPop Espanol

I’ve shared some of the reasons I love BrainPop and if you are working in a Spanish language, bilingual classroom, or just looking to support English Language Learners, BrainPop Espanol is a great resource. The iPad app and website has free daily videos and there is plenty for teachers to explore if you decide to […]

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Futaba to Teach Vocabulary

Futaba is a fantastic app for elementary teachers looking to support their instruction with a vocabulary acquisition game.  Perfect for multiplayers, this app works great with English Language Learners.  The paid classroom version lets teachers customize games with their own pictures, text and voice. Here are some Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans for teaching […]

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TinyTap to Create Games

TinyTap is a a great new app for creating customizable games for your students.  Import pictures, add audio and students will follow directions to learn simple tasks and demonstrate understanding.  Check out their demos to get a feel for what you can create! Here are my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching with iPads!

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Just 2 Words an iPad Puzzle

Puzzles are a great way to push students’ critical thinking skills.  Just 2 Words is a fun free app where students solve for a two word phrase that matches a set of pictures.  With different degrees of challenges, this app is perfect for enrichment in the ELA classroom! Here are some of my favorite Common […]

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Learn With Homer to Teach Reading

There are lots of great iPad apps for teaching literacy skills and Learn With Homer is definitely worth checking out! With games for learning letter sounds and classic stories with cartoon characters this app is absolutely fantastic for children getting ready to start school.  Download the free features before deciding if you’ll upgrade! Check out […]

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Publish Stories on iPads

iPads are a great tool for content consumption but there are plenty of free iPad apps that help students create content too!  Our Story for iPad lets users write their own stories using images saved on their iPad camera roll.  Add text and record your voice for each page before sharing your final product as a PDF […]

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Pocket Phonics for Literacy Instruction

Foundational skills are so important when pushing students as readers.  Start off strong by trying out Pocket Phonics with students heading into elementary school.  With free lessons and upgrade options, Pocket Phonics will teach students letter sounds and sight words. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching English Language Arts on iPads: making […]

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