Tag Archives: geography

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)

 

18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies

25 Dec

Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 7.21.21 PMWhether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom.  These apps provide access to primary source documents, reinforce geography concepts, and help children explore the world around them!

National Parks on Your iPad

20 Sep

image (67)Whether you’re planning an outdoor excursion or just want to show off the National Parks to your students, check out National Geographic‘s fantastic free app: National Parks by National Geographic.  With tons of information (and the option to upgrade for more) this app can be used for student research or inspiration!

Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan on the Great Plains or my bundle of American History iPad lesson plans!

Marine Missions to Explore Ocean Science

12 Aug

image (65)Another great app from National Geographic is Marine Missions, a bright and colorful game that teaches children about water conservation and the animals that live in the ocean.  A great tool for reinforcing lessons on ecosystems or extending a unit on biodiversity!
Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans on sustainability, eating healthy, and other science topics!

Discovery Channel on iPads

5 Aug

image (72)It doesn’t have to be shark week for you to find great content from the Discovery Channel.  Whether you’re looking for clips of new shows that can hook your students when kicking off a new unit, or a way to connect your instruction to current environmental issues, check out their free iPad app!

Here are some Common Core lesson plans for teaching science topics in the iPad classroom!

This app is also available for Android devices.

3D Atlas for iPads

2 Aug

image (55)There are lots of great apps for searching the globe, and a great 3D tool is Atlas by Collins.  Zoom in to their satellite view of the Earth and access more information about countries, cities and states.  The satellite globe comes free with the app and more detailed maps can be purchased within the app.
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Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans for geography in the classroom!

Gettysburg Virtual Tour

24 Jun

image (36)Designed for visitors to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Battle app can be used as a virtual tour of the Civil War battlefield. It includes video, audio, and an abundance of information on notable sites at Gettysburg. Try out these other virtual field trips: Monet paintings, art museum, panoramic views,

Check out my bundle of Common Core aligned Social Studies iPad lesson plans!

*this app is made for an iPhone but works great on an iPad or iPod Touch