Healthy Adventure Game: Cardiovascular System on iPads

Monster Heart Medic from The Lawrence Hall of Science (creators of DIY Sun Science and DIY Human Body) is a fantastic free app that helps student explore the cardiovascular system.  Simulating a video game, this iPad app takes students on a journey to learn about the way the heart works. It provides lots of information […]

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Easy Science Experiments from DIY Nano HD

I’ve shared some great apps from The Lawrence Hall of Science (DIY Human Body, DIY Sun Science, Monster Heart Medic) and DIY Nano HD is another free app for iPads that you’ll love.  DIY Nano HD contains easy science experiments for teachers, students and families.  Using easy to find materials children can follow along with […]

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Fun with Circuits: Electronics for Kids

Fun with Circuits makes electronic circuits fun, simple, and accessible for children.  Designed for kids five and above, Fun with Circuits incorporates literacy skills into circuit exploration.  It combines storytelling and circuit building to engage young learners with foundational STEM skills.  Kids read a story, learn the key concepts, and make new circuits. Check out their Kickstarter page to learn […]

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17 Websites for the Social Studies Classroom

Here’s a recent presentation that I gave on web tools that can be used to teach social studies. It includes some wonderful websites for accessing multimedia and informational text. If you have a favorite missing from this list add a comment to this post or send a tweet to @ClassTechTips! Visit my Events page to […]

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Science4Us.com for K-2 Digital Curriculum

Science4Us is a K-2 standards-based, digital science program.  It is based on the 5E inquiry-based instructional model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate.  Teachers can decide how to deliver material.  This program is flexible enough for whole group lesson, small groups or one on one instruction.  It includes embedded teacher support such as teacher guides and videos. […]

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Edu.buncee.com Earth Day Contest

Edu.buncee.com, a creation and presentation tool, is hosting The buncee Earth Day Contest. To enter, students K – 8 will be asked to create a buncee answering the question, “What could your school do to help protect the Earth?” The winners will receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card and bunceeEDU Plus subscriptions for their school. […]

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The Smithsonian’s Civil War Mystery App

The Smithsonian has released a new app this year to help students learn about the Civil War.  This iPad app is perfect for middle and high school students exploring this time period and using primary source documents in their studies.  Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery takes users through the artifacts stored at the Smithsonian and […]

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Geography Duel for Partner Practice

There are a handful of geography apps that I love (StrataLogica, TapQuiz, Experience America HD, 3D Atlas) and Geography Duel is another option for students.  This app lets users quiz their knowledge of US states and countries.  It has a single player and multiplayer mode that lets students compete with a partner.  This is a great […]

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Storm Weather Tracking App: Maps & Data

Bringing weather data into your classroom is a great way to make real world connections to content your students are studying.  Storm is a weather tracking app that gives students and teachers access to lots of maps and data. Users can search for different parts of the world thanks to Google Maps integration.  In addition to […]

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Science Today: iPad Magazine

Science Today is a terrific free app for iPads that brings quality informational text to the fingertips of your students.  Kids can read about a variety of high interest topics.  They’ll interact with a wide range of content while building their skills as nonfiction readers. This app could be used to enhance a science lesson, […]

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