This list includes some of my favorite ways to use the iPad for student (and teacher) presentations. Whether you decide to have students make their own Tellagamis or try using SlideShare for PowerPoint inspiration, these 13 tips will change the way you see iPads as a way to create and give presentations in your classroom. Haiku Deck for Small Presentations Film Your Own Persuasive PSAs Student Created Podcasts Tellagami for… Read Article →
You might be looking to keep children up to date on current events, help them build prior knowledge, or simply make connections to the world around them. With these free apps (for iOS and Android devices) you can stream videos straight from your device to share with students! Discovery Channel Khan Academy CNN & NPR WatchUp Super Stretch Yoga NBC Nightly News TED Talks Vimeo Congressional Moments Mathtrain History Channel… Read Article →
I love having students use reader view when looking at a text from an Internet browser. Another great way to use this tool is when you’re printing out content from the web to share with students. Informational text is such an important part of the Common Core and I use current events in my classroom to expose students to national issues and meet the standards at the same time. Printing… Read Article →
You’ve probably heard by now all of the ways I love to use QR codes in my classroom (scavenger hunts, with a projection screen, in the garden, to name a few!) Visualead is fantastic site that let’s users combine QR codes with images. You can upload any picture that you want and place your QR code right on top of it. Not only is it a great way to energize… Read Article →
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One of my favorite reference charts is taped to my classroom’s iPad cart, and the other is prominently displayed in the front of the room. My students email their classwork throughout the school year and this chart helps them remember what to do before hitting send: There are plenty of lessons you can email in my Teacher Store!
One of my favorite topics to teach in the classroom is healthy eating. There are lots of great free apps to support this subject at all grade levels. Looking for a nearby farmer’s market? Try Fresh Food Finder Searching for sustainable seafood? Try Seafood Watch Exploring fruits and vegetables? Try Food Truth Here’s my Common Core aligned QR Scavenger Hunt “Intro to Healthy Eating” and the “Food Plate (aka Food Pyramid)”
The World Wildlife Fund has a beautiful free app that contains high quality pictures and lots of information about different animals. Whether you’re looking for information on pandas, whales, turtles or tigers, this should be a go-to app to gather facts and find inspiration. Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan using this app in the classroom!
SlideShare is a great resource for PowerPoint presentations. This website allows you to view presentations created by teachers (and all sorts of people) that may be useful for your classroom. It’s also a fantastic place to share your presentations with others. Check out my SlideShare presentations: Working Together: iPad Apps that Facilitate Student Collaboration Free Assessment Tools for Classrooms Using One-To-One Technology Using an iPad with Free Applications in the… Read Article →
If you’re looking for a good resource for documentaries, SnagFilms is a fantastic app. Completely free, with no requirement to sign up, SnagFilms offers a great variety of award winning documentaries. Whether you’re looking to extend a lesson, kick off a unit or just learn more about a topic before teaching, you’ll want to check out this fantastic free app! Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan using this app… Read Article →