Essential Skeleton 3D

There’s plenty of free “wow your crowd” apps and Essential Skeleton is one of them!  Users can manipulate a 3D skeleton, highlight different sections and read information about each bone. Multiple entry points make this a great app for students of all ages. Have your students explain what they see in one of my favorite […]

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Quotable Americans

There are lots of great free iPad apps for primary source documents and Civic Quotes combines the words of famous Americans with images that depict a period in history. It’s a great free app to find inspiration for a biography report or introduce different historical figures. Here’s a Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for […]

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Sustainability iPad Apps

One of my favorite topics to teach in the classroom is healthy eating. There are lots of great free apps to support this subject at all grade levels. Looking for a nearby farmer’s market? Try Fresh Food Finder Searching for sustainable seafood? Try Seafood Watch Exploring fruits and vegetables? Try Food Truth Here’s my Common […]

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Eat and Move: Health Calculator

Eating healthy is important and there are lots of ways to use iPads to help students make good choices. A fun free app from 4H is Eat and Move. I consider this app a “health calculator” because users can find out the calories of common foods and how much time they’ll need to swim, dance, […]

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Manifest Destiny

There is a wonderful free app that introduces students to Westward Expansion through the famous painting by John Gast.  Manifest Destiny allows students to explore the motivations of pioneers, the struggles they faced and terrain they explored.  I love that this app centers around a primary source document and helps children think about the western United […]

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How Canadian Are You, Eh?

This fun free app, How Canadian Are You, Eh? is perfect for checking your knowledge of Canadian history, geography and pop culture.  I’ll be using it with students during our unit on Canada. Great for all ages, this app chooses 20 random questions and provides the answers once you’re finished quizzing. Check out my Common […]

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Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom

Thank you for attending my workshop this month! If you weren’t able to make it, check out my presentation Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom: Download the Presentation

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Art Museum on Your iPad

I love apps that simulate a field trip and I’ve shared some of my favorites (Art Walk, TourWrist). Timeline: Art Museum is an excellent free app that allows users to explore the artwork of artists from the 14th to 20th centuries. I’m a big fan of timelines (Titanic, American Revolution, Math History, Revolutionaries) and this […]

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WWF Animal App

The World Wildlife Fund has a beautiful free app that contains high quality pictures and lots of information about different animals.  Whether you’re looking for information on pandas, whales, turtles or tigers, this should be a go-to app to gather facts and find inspiration. Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan using this […]

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Revolutionary Resource

There are lots of resources for gathering information on the iPad.  For a different take on an encyclopedia try the Revolutionaries of the Past Century app.  This free app allows users to explore influential (and controversial) figures of the 20th century from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Raul Castro.  Search by movement or keyword to access […]

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