Category Archives: Social Studies & Science

Teaching social studies or science and looking for EdTech to help you teach better? I’ve reviewed hundreds of apps for social studies and apps for science teachers to use in their classrooms. Find out how you can use edTech in your classroom!

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience-min

Live Butterflies Augmented Reality Experience

Sometimes augmented reality can feel like a gimmick. It’s just like any type of technology – it should address specific learning objectives and connect to long-term goals for students. On first look, the Live Butterflies augmented reality app might feel like a simple AR experience. What I love about this app and many other augmented reality favorites is how it can engage students with interactive learning experiences. Live Butterflies is an app… Read Article →

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress-min

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource for teachers and students. Their web-based collections, interactive ebooks, and mobile apps are perfect for classrooms studying United States history. Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web. Finding resources online can be tough but these free resources from the Library of Congress can connect students to people… Read Article →

Solar System App from Touchpress: Explore the Universe

Solar System App from Touchpress: Explore the Universe

Want to take a field trip to outer space? Intergalactic travel is still out of reach for most teachers scheduling school year field trips. If you are looking to introduce students to the solar system or take their study to the next level, you’ll want to check out the Solar System App from Touchpress. This fantastic app presents lots of useful information and easy to read graphics all about the… Read Article →

The Elements Periodic Table App from Touchpress

The Elements Periodic Table App from Touchpress

When I think back to my experience in Chemistry class I can only wonder if an interactive tablet experience would have helped my understanding of core concepts. The Elements is a Periodic Table app for iOS devices that truly brings the elements to life.  This high-quality app is perfect for classrooms where students are exploring the elements and making connections to the world around them. The folks at Touchpress have… Read Article →

Barefoot World Atlas App for Research and Exploration

Barefoot World Atlas App for Research and Exploration

The days of flipping through an encyclopedia and atlas are over in most classrooms. It is essential that we provide students with access to text types that are true to the digital world. One app that I absolutely love is Barefoot World Atlas from the folks at Touchpress. You might be familiar with some of their powerful iPhone and iPad apps that bring information and interactive resources to your students’… Read Article →

Buncee Buddies Earth Day 2016

Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016

This April, eduBuncee is excited to host Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016, connecting classrooms (i.e. Buncee Buddies) from around the world to explore how they celebrate Earth Day! Teachers worldwide can sign their classes up for the project and have their students create buncees about the importance of environmental protection, methods of execution, and what the local environment is like in their corner of the world. Our goal is to… Read Article →

Stack the States 2 Geography Game for iPads

Stack the States 2: Geography Game for iPads

If you’re looking for a new way to get students excited about geography, Stack the States 2 is worth checking out. This geography game for iPads and iPhones is an updated version of the earlier app you may already be familiar with. Stack the States 2 has interactive maps, 3D visuals and tons of questions with fun facts about the states. Students will interact with a map of the United… Read Article →

3 Adobe Post Activities for Your Classroom

3 Adobe Post Activities for Your Classroom

Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate are two of my favorite creation tools to share when leading workshops of K-12 teachers. They are both easy to use and very student friendly. Post is the new addition to this trio of powerful Adobe apps. Adobe Post lets users add text to images and create posters straight from their iOS device. Here are three Adobe Post activities to incorporate in your next lesson: 1)… Read Article →

LabQuest Stream Flexible Data Collection for Experiments

LabQuest Stream Flexible Data Collection for Experiments

LabQuest Stream is a wireless and USB sensor interface which helps students with scientific data collection for experiments on a mobile device, Chromebook, or computer. No matter what type of device students are using, LabQuest Stream provides educators the freedom and flexibility to collect data using a wide variety of computing platforms. It is compatible with more than 50 Vernier sensors and  Vernier Graphical Analysis apps, Logger Pro, and Logger Lite software. Teachers looking to… Read Article →

17 Apps for Science Experiments on iPads

17 Apps for Science Experiments: Instructions, Inspiration & Publishing Tools

I recently hosted a webinar for the folks at SimpleK12 highlighting apps teachers can incorporate into science experiments. On this list you’ll find apps that offer inspiration, include step-by-step instructions and provide a way for students to publish lab reports. Do you have a favorite? Add it to the comments section below! Science Experiments on Tablets from Monica Burns