People HD for Biographies

Biographies are a great way to get students excited about Social Studies.  People HD provides information on different historical figures, a timeline of their life and famous quotes.  The list could be more diverse, but I think it presents a great opportunity to have students research and create their own entry. Here’s a Common Core […]

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Score Rubrics on Your iPad

If you use rubrics to grade student work you have to try ForAllRubrics! Once you set up your class list, this website allows users to import rubrics they’ve already made, or easily create new ones.  Open the site on your iPad and with a few taps you’ll have projects graded in no time.  It’s easy […]

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WatchUp to Customize Current Events

There are lots of great ways to explore current events and I’ve shared some great free apps for accessing multimedia informational text.  One of my favorite news apps that I use at home and school is Watchup.  This free app allows you to create your own news program by choosing short clips from different news […]

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Synonym Practice on iPads

There are lots of great apps for teaching literacy to your students and here’s another to try out in your classroom. In Find Synonym the user unscrambles letters to spell out a synonym for the word presented.  It includes definitions for each word and you can even unlock the antonym level if you answer enough questions. […]

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Documentaries for the iPad

If you’re looking for a good resource for documentaries, SnagFilms is a fantastic app.  Completely free, with no requirement to sign up, SnagFilms offers a great variety of award winning documentaries.  Whether you’re looking to extend a lesson, kick off a unit or just learn more about a topic before teaching, you’ll want to check out […]

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Pic Collage to Make iPad Posters

You might have used a app like this to create a scrapbook page of family pictures but it can be easily used in the classroom.  Pic Collage is a free app that allows users to take multiple images and place them on a blank canvas or within borders and add text and captions.  Students in […]

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iPad MadLibs

Forget about the way you completed Mad Libs as a child – there’s an app for that!  The official Mad Libs app offers 21 free stories that can be used to reinforce literacy skills.  Have students identify parts of speech and create their own fill in the blank story. Check out my Common Core aligned […]

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SnapGuide for How-Tos

I love learning new things and SnapGuide is a fantastic free app that you must explore! Pinterest is a great place for gathering new ideas, and SnapGuide takes this concept to a whole new level.  SnapGuide is full of how-to guides that show step-by-step instructions on how to complete a variety of tasks.  You and […]

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Illustrate a Story

There are so many great apps to have students practice storytelling and here’s another I love.  Pirate Scribble by Kidoodle is more than just a coloring book.  Students create pictures that correspond to a story that is told in sequence.  It’s a great way to reinforce literacy skills while allowing students the opportunity to be […]

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Wordmover for Poem Creation

This free app acts like the magnetic words you might have on your refrigerator. Created by the National Council of Teachers of English, Wordmover allows students to manipulate words on their screen. Choose from the list they’ve provided and add your own words to create phrases, sentences or poems. I think this app would be […]

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