iBook and App: Congress Creates the Bill of Rights

The National Archives has lots of great resources for students including DocsTeach and Today’s Document.  They have a new iBook and iPad app called Congress Creates the Bill of Rights that is now available.  Both of these free resources include content that helps students understand the legislative process.  They include primary source documents and interactive features […]

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JFK Challenge App for American History

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation has a new app for elementary and middle students called JFK Challenge.  This iPad app takes kids to the Apollo 11 mission to teach them about this period in American History. Kids can take a spaceship to the moon as they explore this animated app.  Perfect for children curious about […]

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DIY Human Body App for Science Activities

Last year I shared a fantastic free app DIY Sun Science that gives students access to lots of content to explore.  The Lawrence Hall of Science has a new app for iPads called DIY Human Body that includes informational text, activities and videos. Students can read about body systems and examine different diagrams.  There are video clips […]

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Engaging Social Studies Lessons with Drawp

I’ve shared some of the reasons I love Drawp for School and this includes how easily it can be incorporated across the subject areas.  Social studies teachers love using Drawp as a way to inspire students to create multimedia bundles.  Not only do Drawp creations help students build an understanding of particular subjects and concepts, […]

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H&R Block Budget Challenge

Financial Literacy is essential for students working to become college and career ready.  This important real world skill can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge provides a fantastic opportunity for students to learn and play for prizes including scholarships and grants. Students will encounter personal budgeting situations and asked to […]

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Elements 4D for Augmented Reality Chemistry

Elements 4D by DAQRI is a fantastic app for students exploring the Periodic Table of Elements.  Using augmented reality technology, users can scan a trigger and see one of 36 elements come to life on their screen. It’s a unique way to get children excited about science and learn important chemistry facts at the same time. Visit the […]

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Science Drawings and the STEM Classroom

Drawp for School is a great tool for managing workflow in a one-to-one classroom and can be used for science drawings and activities across the content areas.  With this app students complete tasks designed by the teacher.  This can include science drawings like a picture or labeling a diagram.  Drawp is as flexible as paper – […]

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Blasts from StudySync for Sharing Student Opinion

StudySync’s Blast feature offers a real-world, read-write connection for students, giving them the opportunity to share their opinions on a variety of topics. You’ll be able to help students answer the question, What’s happening in the world today? and learn about what your students think about those current events. Blasts are one of the many resources offered […]

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Online Resource: The Library of Congress iBooks

I’ve shared some of my favorite resources for primary source documents and here is another fantastic site to check out.  The Library of Congress has dynamic, multi-touch books that are completely free for teachers.  The Student Discovery Sets cover topics including the Dust Bowl, The Constitution, and The Harlem Renaissance. These completely free iBooks are […]

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15 Apps and Websites for Primary Source Documents

It’s so important to include primary sources in your English Language Arts and content area instruction.  Whether you’re conducting a close reading of a text or drawing conclusions from a photograph there are lots of ways that students can interact with artifacts.  Here are a few great online resources and apps for primary source documents. Each […]

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