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…

My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available

I’m beyond excited to share with you my new book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are tales from my one-to-one classroom and stories contributed by amazing…

Ecosystem App for iPads: iBiome-Wetland Exploration

iBiome-Wetland is an ecosystem app for iPads that is perfect for students exploring biodiversity. With this app kids will learn about the wetland habitat and the species that live there. This app includes challenges for students and lets them build marshes and swamps. In iBiome-Wetland, Professor Bio guides students as they interact with food webs and explore wetland habitats…

Life Science Curriculum: Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens

Getting students interested and excited about science concepts can stir a lifelong passion and appreciation for the world around them. Rainforest Journey is an engaging, online Life Science curriculum for students in grades K-5.  It takes students on a virtual trip to the rainforest and features vibrant images, multimedia content and nonfiction reading.   Aligned with Next Generation…

HowStuffWorks App: Articles, Videos and Podcasts for iOS & Android

HowStuffWorks is an awesome app from the folks at HowStuffWorks.com.  Just like the website, the HowStuffWorks app for iOS and Android gives users easy access to articles, videos, podcasts, quizzes and more.  Students and teachers can view videos or listen to podcasts straight from their mobile device.  There are also articles that provide information to readers on…

Crazy Gears Play and Learn on iPads

Crazy Gears is an educational app from the folks behind Busy Shapes.  Children can explore gears, chains, rods and pulleys in this interactive iPad app.  Users construct machines as they notice how different combinations influence their design.  Inspired by Seymour Papert’s theory on educational technology, Crazy Gears was designed to provide students with a playful space to explore…