If you’re looking for experiments for a school science fair or an easy way to access steps for an experiment, try DIY Nano HD. This free app focuses on an exploration of nanotechnologies, and the properties of atoms and molecules. It includes informational videos, easy to follow instructions and is great for all ages!
Eating healthy is important and there are lots of ways to use iPads to help students make good choices. A fun free app from 4H is Eat and Move. I consider this app a “health calculator” because users can find out the calories of common foods and how much time they’ll need to swim, dance, jump rope, etc. to burn the calories in their meal. This app is fantastic for extending a lesson on healthy choices and inspiring students to eat well and stay active!
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There are lots of apps that allow you to scan barcodes to compare prices of different products. Fooducate takes this to a new level!
When you scan the barcode of a processed food item, Fooducate connects you to information on “How Healthy” that product is – even assigning it a letter grade.
Students can use this app on a supermarket field trip or to scan items you bring into your classroom. The Fooducate website also performs the same function. If you’re teaching a unit on healthy eating, or discussing advertising during a persuasive writing unit, Fooducate can integrate technology into your lesson.
Check out my lesson plan using Fooducate in the classroom!
Whole Foods supermarket has an app for children that promotes healthy eating. In a game that feels similar to Angry Birds, players sort a variety of healthy foods moving them across the screen to the appropriate sorting belt. Healthy eating tips are given in between each level. This would be a great starting point for discussions on food and nutrition, since the game introduces foods that might be new to your students.
Check out my lesson plan using another app that promotes healthy eating!
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There are lots of apps for math fluency but Math vs. Zombies has to be one of the most engaging ones! Students use fanatics facts to turn zombies back to people in this fast moving, sharply illustrated math fluency game. It’s a great app for changing up your skill and drill flashcard routine! This app […]
I’ve shared some great free apps for turning your iPad into a measurement tool: protractor, reading a ruler. Measure Length – Tiny Chicken by TapToLearn is another app that’s perfect for teaching students how to use a ruler to measure inches, centimeters and millimeters. They’ll move a ruler on their screen and find the length […]
There are lots of choices for current events on iPads but a kid-friendly option is News-O-Matic. This app offers free trial issues and has articles written especially for children. It includes videos, images and extra resources to help bring the news to life for your students! Use this app with my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan on […]
If you’re looking for experiments for a school science fair or an easy way to access steps for an experiment, try DIY Nano HD. This free app focuses on an exploration of nanotechnologies, and the properties of atoms and molecules. It includes informational videos, easy to follow instructions and is great for all ages! Check […]
There are lots of great tools for the iPad and another to add to your list is the free Protractor app. Perfect for teaching different types of angles and a great preview for students before using the real thing. Have students place objects or cut outs of shapes on their iPad screen to measure angles! Here’s my bundle […]