Learn USA Facts with Ansel & Clair

With over 1,000 questions, Ansel & Clair: American Bowl is a great choice for teachers looking for a game that connects to social studies instruction.  Children must answer questions correctly in order to play a bowling game and earn points to free a bald eagle.  There are fourteen categories that cover topics including: Legends in […]

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21 iPad Apps Available on Android Tablets

So many teachers have asked me about Android apps and I thought this would be a great way to share some of my favorites.  Each link will take you to my overview of the iPad version of the app – just scroll down to the bottom of each post to see the link that takes […]

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18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies

Whether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom.  These apps provide access to primary source documents, reinforce geography concepts, and help children explore the world around them! Stack the States Presidents vs. Aliens History Channel iPad […]

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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 […]

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TIME for Kids on iPads

I love including current events in my ELA instruction! It’s a great way to help children build prior knowledge and make connections with the world around them.  TIME For Kids Family Edition brings the fantastic magazine straight to your iPad.  With interactive features, high quality pictures and informational text TFK is a powerful resource for parents looking […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Study with eFaqt

eFaqt is a new study app that helps students “hack studying” by using their time more efficiently. With this app students can make mind maps, and flashcards, and share notes online with classmates. Check out their online app for free, and enter to WIN a free eFaqt Pro account for a year by signing up to […]

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App Update: Educreations

There are lots of reasons that Educreations is one of my favorite iPad apps and a new update has added a fantastic feature that I never knew I always wanted! Now users can swipe up and down on the screen to increase the white space available to them instead of having to add a new slide. […]

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