14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be…

Shout Science eBook App for Reading on iPads!

I’ve shared some of my favorite storybook apps and this one is perfect for teaching children science stories!  Shout Science is an interactive book that tells the stories behind science discoveries.  This totally free science ebook app presents information to students using nonfiction text features. Finding a science eBook with compelling graphics and a high-interest content…

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony: iPad App from TouchPress

For preschool and elementary school students there are great apps for exploring music.  If older students are feeling left out, show them Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.  This comprehensive app lets children explore music with a tap and swipe of their screen.  Kids can switch between performances, listen to interviews and see which part of the orchestra is playing at different…

Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad

I’m excited to share some great new updates from one of my favorite assessment tools, The Answer Pad!  So much more than an app, The Answer Pad lets students with access to an Internet browser input answers for formative and summative assessments.  Teachers can easily transform their existing assessments into paperless exams so test results…