Explore Plant Life with NAMOO 3D Simulations

NAMOO – Wonders of Plant Life is a new iPad app that offers an opportunity to explore the life of plants. With this app students can access interactive 3D simulations and educational content. NAMOO lets kids work their way through nine chapters to learn about a range of plant life topics. Students can explore roots, root tips, leaf anatomy,…

Nature Maestro Environmental Apps: Explore Earth’s Biomes

My last years in the classroom were at an environmental stewardship magnet school. I love digital tools that give students an opportunity to learn about biomes and animals. The Nature Maestro series of environmental apps introduce students to Earth’s biomes and animals through immersive audio and visual explorations. This series features Costa Rican rainforests and Glacier…

13 Tips and Tricks for Virtual Field Trips with Google Hangouts

Earlier this month I hosted a webinar on my favorite tips and tricks for virtual field trips. These ideas work well with video conferencing services like Google Hangout, Skype and Facetime. Virtual field trips are great options when your destination is logistically or financially challenging. With a Google Hangout you can beam into different locations…

5 New York Hall of Science Apps

The New York Hall of Science has five apps for iPads that are perfect for students exploring the world around them! The science apps come with lots of resources for teachers including lessons and tips. Each one is independent but all can work together to help students explore science concepts in the real world. Here are five New…

VIRRY’s Animal Web Cam App: Teach Empathy & Life Skills

Forget about cartoon animals – the VIRRY animal web cam app brings real live animals to your iPad screen. VIRRY combines high definition live and pre-recorded video to help spark students’ curiosity in wild animals. I love how this app is super interactive while incorporating information about different animals and habitats. VIRRY was created with child…