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Healthy eBook: Keb and Cala Explore Sugar

5 Aug

Insidebookcover_sugar_finalCK-2mKeb and Cala Explore SugarWhat Is It And Why Is It So Sweet? is an engaging eBook designed for iPads that will bring healthy eating to life for children.  It follows the adventures of Keb and Cala as they explore sugar in different foods.  The whimsical animations and characters will grab your students’ attention as they learn about making healthy food choices.

photo 2Teachers can log in to Keb and Cala Explore Sugar‘s companion website to access a fully automated lesson and activity sheets that extend the concepts that are introduced in this book.  There is a Sugar Health Challenge to help teachers guide students through behavior change and think about their community.  Within the text children will find educational games, interactive quizzes and tons of healthy eating tips.  You’ll love how this eBook includes audio support for reading aloud in addition to animations and pop-ups.   

 

Check out Keb and Cala Explore Sugar on iTunes or visit their website to learn more!

 

 

Disney Magic Timer

14 May

imageDesigned to help children develop healthy habits when brushing their teeth, Disney Magic Timer can be used in the classroom for a variety of purposes.  This free app could be linked to a unit on staying healthy by encouraging good hygiene and establishing routines.  You might also find that this app is a useful tool for transitions, class work or anytime you might normally use a timer as a classroom management tool.  Check out this colorful app full of Disney and Marvel characters!

Here’s my Common Core aligned QR scavenger hunt on healthy eating!

This app is available on Android devices.

Digestion Action Game

31 Jan

image (86)Reaching children through games is one way to hook and excite students about a new topic.  Whether you dedicate a few minutes during an after school program or suggest this app to parents, Science Heroes 1: The Digestive System for Kids is a fantastic choice!

Here are some more ideas for teaching healthy eating: Healthy Eating with Whole FoodsSustainability iPad AppsEat and Move: Health Calculator

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!

Super Stretch Yoga

26 Jun

image (38)A great app for getting students moving is Super Stretch Yoga. Also known as The Adventures of Super Stretch, this app is perfect for introducing students to kid-friendly yoga poses.  The quick and simple video clips  would be perfect for transitions between lessons or used during an after school program!

Here are two Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans for teaching healthy habits: Intro to the Food Plate and Intro to Healthy Eating

Learn Outdoor Skills on iPads

29 May

image (32) image (31)If you’re teaching outdoor skills there are three apps from Columbia Sportswear that are worth checking out.  These apps can provide great extension activities for lessons on physical education, life skills, and math class.

GPS Pal -> for keeping track of outdoor expeditions
Take Ten -> tips for what you’ll need for exploring the great outdoors
What Know to Do -> a pocket guide for tying knots

If you’re students are staying indoors, try out one of my QR scavenger hunts for a mini adventure!

iPad Science Fair

15 May

image (13)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 out my Common Core aligned lesson plan for Earth Science or one of the environmentally friendly QR scavenger hunts in my Teacher Store!

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