iTooch for iPad Learning

There are lots of great apps for literacy and math practice and iTooch by eduPad is a platform that gives students lots of choices! The free starter version has skill based questions for Language Arts, Math, and Science.  This free content is perfect for students ages 8-11 and the upgrade has even more. Your students will […]

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Presidents vs. Aliens

Stack the States is one of my favorite iPad geography games and Presidents vs. Aliens is a fun app that teaches facts and trivia about the presidents of the United States. It’s interactive and informative and a great way to use transition times between subject areas, as a behavior management incentive, or to kick off […]

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Tellagami for Story Telling

There are so many great screencasting apps that I use in my classroom.  Tellagami is a fantastic free iPad app takes it to another level by allowing users to create their own avatars and place themselves anywhere they’d like (I’m “standing” in my classroom now.)  If you’re flipping your classroom, leaving a message for students […]

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Dropbox: Fill it up!

I love using Dropbox  in my classroom, in fact I can’t live without it.  Dropbox is fantastic if you’re looking to conserve resources or save time making photocopies. Here are just a few things that are in my students’ Dropboxes right now: Vocabulary reference charts Reader’s Theater scripts Reading passages Project Rubrics Activity sheets that […]

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People HD for Biographies

Biographies are a great way to get students excited about Social Studies.  People HD provides information on different historical figures, a timeline of their life and famous quotes.  The list could be more diverse, but I think it presents a great opportunity to have students research and create their own entry. Here’s a Common Core […]

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Financial Literacy: iPad Football

I love using sports in my classroom and if you’re teaching economics you’ll want to check out Financial Football. This free app includes lessons for middle and high school students and a football game to test their skills.  It’s a fun way to introduce your students to financial literacy! Not teaching economics? Check out my […]

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TapQuiz Maps Geography Game App

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for learning US geography and world geography but there are lots of great geography game apps out there to try. TapQuiz Map is a free geography game app that tests your knowledge of the globe. The player can focus on one region of the world at a time and […]

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Score Rubrics on Your iPad

If you use rubrics to grade student work you have to try ForAllRubrics! Once you set up your class list, this website allows users to import rubrics they’ve already made, or easily create new ones.  Open the site on your iPad and with a few taps you’ll have projects graded in no time.  It’s easy […]

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WatchUp to Customize Current Events

There are lots of great ways to explore current events and I’ve shared some great free apps for accessing multimedia informational text.  One of my favorite news apps that I use at home and school is Watchup.  This free app allows you to create your own news program by choosing short clips from different news […]

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Documentaries for the iPad

If you’re looking for a good resource for documentaries, SnagFilms is a fantastic app.  Completely free, with no requirement to sign up, SnagFilms offers a great variety of award winning documentaries.  Whether you’re looking to extend a lesson, kick off a unit or just learn more about a topic before teaching, you’ll want to check out […]

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