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24 Super Cool Free Science Apps

30 Jan

There are tons of awesome iPad apps and these 24 totally free games, tools, and resources are perfect for the science classroom.  Explore this list to see what works with your students!

  1. Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 2.13.19 PMiPad Lab Timer for Experiments (lab experiments)
  2. WWF Animal App (life science)
  3. Smithsonian Channel for Tablets (earth science, biology, astronomy, and more)
  4. Common Core Activities with Frolyc (create your own science activities or search their library)
  5. Shout Science Interactive Storybook (history of the Scientific Revolution)
  6. National Parks on Your iPad (earth science, geology)
  7. Hopscotch for Coding (computer science)
  8. Marine Missions to Explore Ocean Science (marine biology)
  9. Daisy the Dinosaur to Teach Coding (computer science)
  10. Discovery Channel on iPads (earth science, marine biology, geology, and more)
  11. 3D Atlas for iPads (earth science)
  12. Virtual Periodic Table of Elements (chemistry)
  13. Super Stretch Yoga (anatomy)
  14. iPad Safety Apps (earth science, natural disasters)
  15. Earth Now by NASA (astronomy)
  16. Tree Exploration on iPads (life science)
  17. Ocean Science (marine biology)
  18. iPad Science Fair (physical science)
  19. iYoga for Anatomy (anatomy)
  20. Essential Skeleton 3D (anatomy)
  21. Sustainability iPad Apps (life science)
  22. Eat and Move: Health Calculator (life science)
  23. Rock and Mineral Identifier (earth science)
  24. Healthy Eating with Whole Foods (life science)

 

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

29 Nov

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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 times.

Looking to explore other historical figures? Try out one of these Common Core aligned lesson plans.

Changing America on iPads

28 Jun

image (39)There are so many great apps that can be used to access primary source documents, and the Smithsonian’s Changing America app should be added to your list. It includes images related to the Civil War and quotes written by people who lived through the period.

Here are some Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching with iPads and primary source documents: What is a Primary Source?, Titanic Timeline, American Revolution Timeline and Social Studies Slogans.

Tree Exploration on iPads

7 Jun

image (43)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 plans on composting, rocks, endangered species, the Amazon Rainforest, and more!

Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom

7 Apr

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:

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Art Museum on Your iPad

5 Apr

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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 one is great for finding paintings from a specific time period or by a particular artist.

Use this app as inspiration for one of my Common Core aligned biography lesson plans (or this one)!

Revolutionary Resource

13 Mar

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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 a biography, photo, audio, and links to more information.

Here’s a Common Core aligned lesson plan that is perfect for biographies!

Check out this Common Core aligned lesson plan for another biography activity!

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