6 Free Apps to Teach Coding Skills

Teaching coding skills is something lots of teachers are really excited about. If you’re just starting to teach code in your classrooms or looking for more free code teaching resources, I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for teaching coding skills to students. I wanted to pull together my top 6 coding apps for teachers into one place […]

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Brainfeed Educational Videos: Easy Access on iPads

Videos are a powerful teaching tool for grabbing students’ attention and helping them visual abstract concepts.  Brainfeed has a fantastic app with tons of free content for streaming educational videos.  There are clips on the environment, the human body, and even geometry. A subscription lets users access the entire library, but this app has plenty […]

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Abraham Lincoln on iPads: Informational Text & Primary Sources

Another great app for teaching American History or exploring a biography, Abraham Lincoln Interactive is a fantastic choice for using with students. In addition to a photo gallery and slideshow of quotes, this interactive textbook lets kids access video and see primary source documents.  The first few chapters of the book are free and an in […]

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Cargo-Bot Programming Game: A Super Fun App

I’m a huge fan of apps that promote STEM concepts and here is another programming app to check out.  Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where players need to show a robot how to move by giving it a set of directions. As they program each move, kids will see the instructions come to life on […]

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SkyView Free – Explore the Universe!

 As a big fan of apps that bring the world to your fingertips, I’m very excited for the new FREE version of SkyView.  With this app students can point their device towards the sky and see where stars, planets and constellations are located.  Users can access extra information on each celestial body and activate the […]

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Murky Reef iPad Apps for Early Elementary ELA, Math & Science

For ELA, Math and Science comprehension activities, check out this series of Murky Reef iPad apps for first and second grade students.  With content aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Murky Reef engages students with high quality content as they explore an underwater world.  They’ll see jellyfish, an octopus, pufferfish and more as they […]

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iTunes U for Curriculum Resources

Schools across the country are using iTunes U to connect students with course material and transform the workflow of their classrooms. If you’re not in a one to one iPad school, iTunes U is still a fantastic resource. By searching through the open courses available in this app, you can locate materials to use in your […]

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Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!

I am so excited to launch my second Udemy course! “Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!” This course can be taken at your own pace and includes 20+ videos that can be played, paused, and watched over and over! In this course, you will learn how to make QR codes, […]

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Codecademy for Kids

I absolutely love apps that teach basic programming skills to children! It’s such an important computer science skill that can be easily introduced at an early age. With Codecademy your students can work through basic coding exercises thanks to the straightforward activities within this app. Kids are sure to get hooked on coding once they can started […]

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Sphero Launches SPRK Program for Classrooms

  Have you heard of a Sphero? This interactive robot brings game play to life with a smart toy that rolls, spins and races based on moves programmed by the user.  Sphero is both iOS and Android friendly thanks to the dozens of apps that help users send instructions to this smart toy.  If you haven’t […]

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