Legend: An Exciting Visual Storytelling Platform

A new online platform is helping teachers use stories to make content meaningful and engaging for their students.  Visual storytelling is a powerful way for teachers looking to reach students as they introduce new topics and concepts.  Legend is a terrific website that makes it easy for teachers to use video, images, and text to transform…

24 Super Cool Free Science Apps

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 which free science apps work with your students! 24 Free Science Apps iPad Lab Timer for Experiments (lab experiments) WWF Animal App (life science) Smithsonian Channel for Tablets (earth science,…

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony: iPad App from TouchPress

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…

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…

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…

Today in History

This Day in History is a free app from World Book Encyclopedia that lists historical events that took place on a particular date.  It let’s you search any day of the year and provides a longer explanation (encyclopedia entry) of each event’s significance. Check out this common core aligned lesson plan to use in Social…