Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom

Thank you for attending my workshop this month! If you weren’t able to make it, check out my presentation Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom: Download the Presentation

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Art Museum on Your iPad

I love apps that simulate a field trip and I’ve shared some of my favorites (Art Walk, TourWrist). Timeline: Art Museum is an excellent free app that allows users to explore the artwork of artists from the 14th to 20th centuries. I’m a big fan of timelines (Titanic, American Revolution, Math History, Revolutionaries) and this […]

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WWF Animal App

The World Wildlife Fund has a beautiful free app that contains high quality pictures and lots of information about different animals.  Whether you’re looking for information on pandas, whales, turtles or tigers, this should be a go-to app to gather facts and find inspiration. Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan using this […]

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iPad Grammar: Phrasal Verb Machine

Perfect for upper elementary and middle schoolers, The Phrasal Verb Machine is a fantastic free app for grammar practice.  Students can create their own phrases and watch each one animated (with an accompanying definition and example too!).  After playing around with the machine students can test their knowledge with exercises that pair pictures and examples. Check out my […]

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MindSnacks: Kids Vocab

I’m always looking for ways to improve my students’ domain specific vocabulary. Kids’ Vocab by MindSnacks is a new app that is engaging and rigorous. It provides a pronunciation guide, practice games, and lots of colorful graphics.  Kids’ Vocab includes free levels and the option to upgrade – check it out! Check out my Common […]

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Revolutionary Resource

There are lots of resources for gathering information on the iPad.  For a different take on an encyclopedia try the Revolutionaries of the Past Century app.  This free app allows users to explore influential (and controversial) figures of the 20th century from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Raul Castro.  Search by movement or keyword to access […]

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iTooch for iPad Learning

There are lots of great apps for literacy and math practice and iTooch by eduPad is a platform that gives students lots of choices! The free starter version has skill based questions for Language Arts, Math, and Science.  This free content is perfect for students ages 8-11 and the upgrade has even more. Your students will […]

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Presidents vs. Aliens

Stack the States is one of my favorite iPad geography games and Presidents vs. Aliens is a fun app that teaches facts and trivia about the presidents of the United States. It’s interactive and informative and a great way to use transition times between subject areas, as a behavior management incentive, or to kick off […]

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Tellagami for Story Telling

There are so many great screencasting apps that I use in my classroom.  Tellagami is a fantastic free iPad app takes it to another level by allowing users to create their own avatars and place themselves anywhere they’d like (I’m “standing” in my classroom now.)  If you’re flipping your classroom, leaving a message for students […]

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Dropbox: Fill it up!

I love using Dropbox  in my classroom, in fact I can’t live without it.  Dropbox is fantastic if you’re looking to conserve resources or save time making photocopies. Here are just a few things that are in my students’ Dropboxes right now: Vocabulary reference charts Reader’s Theater scripts Reading passages Project Rubrics Activity sheets that […]

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