Category Archives: Social Studies/Science

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4 Ways to Use Thinglink’s Virtual Reality App in Your Classroom

It has been so exciting to see the way virtual reality apps are making their way into K-12 classrooms. They give students a new way to interact with information and Thinglink’s virtual reality app is a great example of this technology in action. One of the reasons I particularly like this tool is how it works with and without a VR headset. This means it’s easy to get started without… Read Article →

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives-min

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives

Looking for quality, free resources for your classroom? The National Archives apps and web resources are perfect for K-12 classrooms. Teachers can access lots of primary source documents, video clips, and interactive ebooks for students. All of these resources are totally free and you’ll find tools that work on mobile devices and web browsers. National Archives Apps & Web Tools DocsTeach DocsTeach has a fantastic website (in addition to their iOS and Android apps)… Read Article →

6 Ways to Use Book Creator in Science Classrooms-min

6 Ways to Use Book Creator in Science Classrooms

I love Book Creator! It is one of my favorite tools to share with teachers when I visit schools to talk about meaningful technology integration. There are some pretty clear connections to publishing the type of student work we’re used to seeing in English Language Arts classroom. Creating a book to tell the story of a special moment and designing a comic book for an imagined fairy tale are two… Read Article →

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience-min

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience

Sometimes augmented reality can feel like a gimmick. It’s just like any type of technology – it should address specific learning objectives and connect to long-term goals for students. On first look, the Live Butterflies augmented reality app might feel like a simple AR experience. What I love about this app and many other augmented reality favorites is how it can engage students with interactive learning experiences. Live Butterflies is an app… Read Article →

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress-min

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students. Their web-based collections, interactive ebooks, and mobile apps are perfect for classrooms studying United States history. Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web. Finding resources online can be tough but these free resources from the Library of Congress can connect students to people… Read Article →

Solar System App from Touchpress: Explore the Universe

Solar System App from Touchpress: Explore the Universe

Want to take a field trip to outer space? Intergalactic travel is still out of reach for most teachers scheduling school year field trips. If you are looking to introduce students to the solar system or take their study to the next level, you’ll want to check out the Solar System App from Touchpress. This fantastic app presents lots of useful information and easy to read graphics all about the… Read Article →

The Elements Periodic Table App from Touchpress

The Elements Periodic Table App from Touchpress

When I think back to my experience in Chemistry class I can only wonder if an interactive tablet experience would have helped my understanding of core concepts. The Elements is a Periodic Table app for iOS devices that truly brings the elements to life.  This high-quality app is perfect for classrooms where students are exploring the elements and making connections to the world around them. The folks at Touchpress have… Read Article →

Barefoot World Atlas App for Research and Exploration

Barefoot World Atlas App for Research and Exploration

The days of flipping through an encyclopedia and atlas are over in most classrooms. It is essential that we provide students with access to text types that are true to the digital world. One app that I absolutely love is Barefoot World Atlas from the folks at Touchpress. You might be familiar with some of their powerful iPhone and iPad apps that bring information and interactive resources to your students’… Read Article →

Buncee Buddies Earth Day 2016

Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016

This April, eduBuncee is excited to host Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016, connecting classrooms (i.e. Buncee Buddies) from around the world to explore how they celebrate Earth Day! Teachers worldwide can sign their classes up for the project and have their students create buncees about the importance of environmental protection, methods of execution, and what the local environment is like in their corner of the world. Our goal is to… Read Article →

Stack the States 2 Geography Game for iPads

Stack the States 2: Geography Game for iPads

If you’re looking for a new way to get students excited about geography, Stack the States 2 is worth checking out. This geography game for iPads and iPhones is an updated version of the earlier app you may already be familiar with. Stack the States 2 has interactive maps, 3D visuals and tons of questions with fun facts about the states. Students will interact with a map of the United… Read Article →