American History Clips from the Ken Burns iPad Apps

Ken Burns (no relation) is a fantastic storyteller who makes powerful documentaries about the American experience.  The Ken Burns iPad app lets users access bite-sized clips from his films.  These are perfect for using in the classroom to bring life to Social Studies content. I highly recommend watching all parts of his documentary on the National…

Interactive Science Glossary for iPads: Two Awesome Apps for Students

Interactive Science Glossary: Earth Science and Interactive Science Glossary: Life Science are two fantastic resources for the science classroom.  These completely free interactive science glossaries are a great tool for teachers and students. With videos, diagrams and flashcards, you’ll find that these apps are great study tools.  The tutorials can also be shared with students straight from your…

13 Gotta-Have iPad Presentation Tools

This list includes some of my favorite ways to use the iPad for student (and teacher) presentations.  Whether you decide to have students make their own Tellagamis or try using SlideShare for PowerPoint inspiration, these 13 tips will change the way you see iPads as a way to create and give presentations in your classroom.…

24 Super Cool Free Science Apps

There are tons of awesome iPad apps and these 24 totally free games, tools, and resources are perfect for the science classroom.  Explore this list to see which free science apps work with your students! 24 Free Science Apps iPad Lab Timer for Experiments (lab experiments) WWF Animal App (life science) Smithsonian Channel for Tablets (earth science,…

Smithsonian Channel for Tablets: Educational Clips for Teachers

I’ve shared some of my favorite educational programing for iPads and Smithsonian Channel is another worth checking out. Easy to navigate with a large variety of content, this free app has something for everyone.  Hook students during a science or social studies lesson or help them build prior knowledge before exploring a new book. This…

gFlash+ to Build Study Skills

Students of all ages can benefit from the study skills they’ll develop when using gFlash+ a free flashcard app for iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android devices.  gFlash+ lets users create and edit their own set of flashcards right from within the app without any limits or restrictions. You and your students can even add images from…