Tag Archives: fine motor skills

Early Elementary Math with Dexteria Dots

A fantastic app for early math education, Dexteria Dots is bright, colorful and teaches important basic math concepts.  With this iPad app your students will be asked to combine and separate numbers on their screen to practice addition and subtraction.  Dexteria Dots has four levels and when students start off they’ll be given a target number they need to reach.  Kids will then be asked to combine the numbers on… Read Article →

MyScript MathPad for Equations

MyScript Calculator is one of my favorite apps but middle school and high school teachers might want to check out MyScript MathPad. It can handle higher level equations including trigonometry and logarithms.  This super cool, free app turns your handwriting into numerals and solves the equations in front of your eyes.  Definitely check out this powerful math tool! Teaching math in elementary school? Here are a few iPad lesson plans… Read Article →

23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!)

A great way to capture the attention of your students is to introducethese virtual tools.  If they are bored with traditional flashcards, post-its or math manipulatives try out one of the virtual tools on our list: MyScript Calculator (calculator) Coordinate Grid for iPads (graph paper) Reading a Ruler on iPads (ruler) Base 10 Blocks (math manipulatives) iPad Lab Timer for Experiments (lab timer) Thesaurus Reference Tool (thesaurus) iPad Measurement Tools… Read Article →

Read Music with Piano Mania

You don’t need a piano to bring music into your classroom thanks to this impressive app! Piano Mania by JoyTunes helps children read sheet music and understand the connection between notes on a page and piano keys.  This free app is worth checking out if you have musical students who don’t have access to a piano but want to try playing this virtual keyboard. Aren’t teaching with music? Here are… Read Article →

Kodable to Introduce Programming Skills

Coding and programing are two important STEM skills that you can introduce to children at an early age.  Two of my favorites apps for doing just this are Hopscotch and Daisy the Dinosaur but another to add to your list is Kodable.  Kodable introduces basic programming skills to students as it pushes them to problem solve.  This colorful app is totally free! Have you seen the Common Core math lessons… Read Article →

iYoga for Anatomy

If you’re teaching physical education or anatomy in your classroom iYoga is a neat resource to bring into discussions.  This app lets users explore how muscles contract and stretch during yoga poses and even includes practice sessions combining different poses. Check out my lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices in your classroom!

MOMA Art Lab

Let your students show off their creativity with this fantastic free app from MOMA. Have kids extend a reading activity with this art app or make designs with geometric shapes. Kids can read about famous works of art before creating their own. Studying historical figures? Check out these Common Core lesson plans.

A Virtual Number Line for iPads

The Math Learning Center has some fantastic apps and I’ve already shared two of my favorites: Geoboard and Number Pieces. Number Line for iPad (also available as a web app) is a powerful virtual tool that helps children see relationships between numbers and interact with a number line.  Perfect for elementary school classrooms and as a support tool for special needs students, this app gives children the opportunity to mark… Read Article →

Colorful iPad Drawing Tool

Drawing with Carl is a fantastic free iPad app that turns your iPad into a virtual dry erase board for creating pictures using lots of tools.  Kids can draw with different colors, add letters and stickers and even use the symmetry button to draw symmetrical figures.  Students have the choice of saving their picture to their iPad’s camera roll or sending it in an email. Have children draw a picture… Read Article →

Shape Village

Great for early learners exploring different shapes, Shape Village is a free app that lets children interact with squares, triangles and more.  They’ll create a village as they put the pieces of the town together. Try out one of my Common Core geometry lesson plans!