Tag Archives: flashcards

MathsRulz – Formula Guide

7 Mar

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A fantastic resource for students of all ages, MathsRulz gives kids quick access to formulas.  This completely free app includes definitions and examples for area, perimeter and more.  Students can also take a quiz to demonstrate their understanding of each formula.

Check out my math lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices!

23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!)

6 Mar

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:

  1. Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 2.47.25 PMMyScript Calculator (calculator)
  2. Coordinate Grid for iPads (graph paper)
  3. Reading a Ruler on iPads (ruler)
  4. Base 10 Blocks (math manipulatives)
  5. iPad Lab Timer for Experiments (lab timer)
  6. Thesaurus Reference Tool (thesaurus)
  7. iPad Measurement Tools (ruler)
  8. SMARTBoard Simulator for the iPad (dry erase board)
  9. No More Rubber Bands (geoboard)
  10. iPad Protractor (protractor)
  11. gFlash+ to Build Study Skills (flashcards)
  12. iOS 7 Spotlight: Timer (timer)
  13. Fraction Calculator (calculator)
  14. Tangrams – Geometry and More (math manipulatives)
  15. Custom Flashcards (flashcards)
  16. App Update: Educreations (dry erase board)
  17. Sticky Notes for a Tech Friendly Classroom (post-it notes)
  18. News Sources for the iPad (newspapers)
  19. Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad (bubble sheet)
  20. Fluency and Presentation Practice (teleprompter)
  21. Promote Student Engagement with a Virtual Whiteboard (dry erase board)
  22. Atlas Apps (atlas)
  23. Math Fluency (flashcards)

gFlash+ to Build Study Skills

13 Jan

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Students of all ages can benefit from the study skills they’ll develop when using gFlash+ a free flashcard app for iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android devices.  gFlash+ lets users create and edit their own set of flashcards right from within the app without any limits or restrictions. You and your students can even add images from your camera or photo library, or a voice recording to each card.  If you are savvy with Google Docs, gFlash+ gives users the option to upload a spreadsheet they’ve created and turn this information into flashcards.  Teachers can also share flashcard sets with their entire class via email.

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The latest version of gFlash+ includes a Matching Game study mode, an improved user interface, and full support for iOS 7.  In-app purchases allow users to download decks from StudyStack or Quizlet.com, remove ads, and access a premium library of cards from McGraw-Hill, Barron’s, and other educational publishers.

The clean, easy to navigate interface makes this free study tool worth checking out!

Learn Sight Words with Endless Reader

4 Dec

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Endless Alphabet is one of my favorite apps for early learners and Endless Reader is the perfect companion!  This app helps children build sight words by spelling each one out and watching them come to life.  The first few letters are free and the whole alphabet is yours with in-app purchases.  Definitely download and try out today!

Use iPads to teach literacy! Try out one of my Common Core aligned lesson plans!

Comparative Adjectives on iPads

25 Nov

image (80)It’s often the simplest apps that pack the biggest punch and that is definitely true of Comparative Adjectives. This app presents clean, crisp images to children and asks them to identify the largest, smallest, most colorful, etc., item on the screen.  Great for early elementary schoolers and English Language Learners!

Check out my favorite apps for teaching Common Core ELA!

Study with eFaqt

11 Nov

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eFaqt is a new study app that helps students “hack studying” by using their time more efficiently. With this app students can make mind maps, and flashcards, and share notes online with classmates. Check out their online app for free, and enter to WIN a free eFaqt Pro account for a year by signing up to follow ClassTechTips.com (top right of the page) and commenting with your email below.

*Enter to win until 12/15/13

Pizza Fractions a Visual Math Game

23 Oct

image (31)If you’re looking for a simple app to teach parts and wholes, Pizza Fractions is for you!  With three different levels and straightforward instructions, you’ll find that this app is perfect for early elementary school students or children who need a little extra help naming fractions.

Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for teaching fractions! (For other math topics, click here!)