Online Resource: National Geographic Kids for Multimedia and Informational Text

National Geographic has a handful of apps for students including Weird But True, National Parks, Underground Railroad, and Marine Missions.  In addition to these great choices for tablets, their website National Geographic Kids is a terrific resource for students and teachers. National Geographic Kids has games, articles, pictures and more for kids of all ages to […]

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Disney Magic Timer: Home & Classroom Use

Designed 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 […]

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Watch Science Videos on iPads

Using videos in the classroom is a great way to get students excited about a new lesson, build background knowledge and make them curious about the world around them.  I’ve shared a long list of apps for streaming videos and Science Channel is another great choice for accessing clips.  This app lets you view programs […]

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Explore Shakespeare on iPads

Explore Shakespeare from Cambridge University Press is a wonderful app for teachers and students working with these classics.  Users can see pictures from different productions, tap on different lines of dialogue for clarification, and even listen to audio performances. This app lets you sample a few different selections before purchasing individual plays. Here are some […]

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Grammaropolis for ELA Practice on iPads, Android and Chromebooks

A wonderful introduction to grammar topics, Grammaropolis will get students excited about different parts of speech. With this app kids can access videos, music and tons of resources. The free version gives you all of the content related to nouns.  In order to access the other parts of speech (verbs, adjectives, etc.) require in app […]

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Math Formula App: MathsRulz Quick Reference

  A fantastic resource for students of all ages, MathsRulz gives kids quick access to formulas.  This completely free math formula app includes definitions and examples for area, perimeter and more.  This is a great study resource for students using an iOS device as a resource. The MathsRulz math formula app includes plenty of examples […]

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23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!)

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: MyScript Calculator (calculator) Coordinate Grid for iPads (graph paper) Reading a Ruler on iPads (ruler) Base 10 Blocks (math […]

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PBS on iPads: View Video Content on Your Tablet

Use the PBS iPad app to find multimedia for your classroom! This easy-to-use app is perfect for videos and short clips. You can search, view and share the multimedia you find with students. There are lots of great resources for teachers looking to stream video content (here’s my long list) and another to add to […]

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Interactive Science Glossary for iPads: Two Awesome Apps for Students

Interactive Science Glossary: Earth Science and Interactive Science Glossary: Life Science are two fantastic resources for the science classroom.  These completely free interactive science glossaries are a great tool for teachers and students. With videos, diagrams and flashcards, you’ll find that these apps are great study tools.  The tutorials can also be shared with students straight from your […]

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Track Conferences with Stream Reading on iOS

If you’re looking for a way to track conferences with your mobile device, check out Stream Reading.  Designed for both iPhone and iPad users this app  lets teachers easily manage reading reports and organize student data.  You can record audio of a student reading using your device’s microphone and  document what happened when you met […]

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