Gettysburg Virtual Tour

Designed for visitors to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Battle app can be used as a virtual tour of the Civil War battlefield. It includes video, audio, and an abundance of information on notable sites at Gettysburg. Try out these other virtual field trips: Monet paintings, art museum, panoramic views, Check out my bundle of Common Core […]

Read More

iPad Safety Apps

The American Red Cross has three apps designed to support victims of natural disasters. Whether you’re studying a region of the United States or just looking to spark a discussion, these apps will come in handy. Show your students how to prepare and stay safe with the tips they share: Hurricane Tornado Earthquake Wildfires Check […]

Read More

Monet on iPads

I’ve shared some great apps for teaching art history and the Monet 140+ app is perfect for focusing on one artist.  With high quality images, a biography, timeline and detailed information about each painting, there’s a lot to explore in this free app! This app can also be used as a multimedia, interactive informational text. […]

Read More

Tree Exploration on iPads

Trees Pro HD by Nature Mobile is a fantastic free app for exploring trees in your neighborhood and beyond. Forty tree species are listed with beautiful, high quality photographs and information on their leaves, fruit and general characteristics. This is a wonderful resource for teachers and students! Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson […]

Read More

History Channel iPad Apps

The History Channel has lots of options for exploring the past on mobile devices.  You can view clips of shows and specials on the History Channel app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Check out my bundle of Common Core aligned Social Studies iPad lesson plans! This app is also available on Android devices.

Read More

Ocean Science

If you’re exploring the ocean with your students or looking for an informational multimedia text, check out Ocean Science.  This fantastic free app is full of beautiful pictures and rich information about ocean life. You and your students will learn all about the power of the ocean and why it’s considered the final frontier! Here’s […]

Read More

iPad Reference Charts

One of my favorite reference charts is taped to my classroom’s iPad cart, and the other is prominently displayed in the front of the room. My students email their classwork throughout the school year and this chart helps them remember what to do before hitting send: There are plenty of lessons you can email in […]

Read More

News-O-Matic for Current Events

There are lots of choices for current events on iPads but a kid-friendly option is News-O-Matic.  This app offers free trial issues and has articles written especially for children.  It includes videos, images and extra resources to help bring the news to life for your students! Use this app with my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan on […]

Read More

iPad Science Fair

If you’re looking for experiments for a school science fair or an easy way to access steps for an experiment, try DIY Nano HD. This free app focuses on an exploration of nanotechnologies, and the properties of atoms and molecules. It includes informational videos, easy to follow instructions and is great for all ages! Check […]

Read More

Nearpod for 1 to 1 Classrooms

In classrooms with just one iPad there are lots of apps that you can use to create presentations (Educreations, Doceri, ScreenChomp, Haiku Deck).  If you have access to 1 to 1 technology you have to try NearPod for presentations.  Use an old PowerPoint as a template and upload it to the NearPod website.  Add interactive […]

Read More