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Online Resource: National Geographic Kids

18 Feb

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 9.03.49 AMNational 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.

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 9.04.14 AMNational Geographic Kids has games, articles, pictures and more for kids of all ages to explore.  It can be used to incorporate informational text or multimedia into a whole class lesson.  Students can also dive into the resources on the site to answer their own questions or conduct research projects.

Check out their website to see everything that is available for your students!

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.

Watch Science Videos on iPads

20 Mar

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 12.06.46 PMUsing 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 including Through the Wormhole, How It’s Made, and many more.

Here are a few lesson plans for teaching science with iPads!

Explore Shakespeare on iPads

19 Mar

imageExplore 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 lessons for teaching English Language Arts with mobile devices!

Grammaropolis for ELA

11 Mar

imageA 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 but the other parts of speech require in app purchases.

Looking for lessons to teach grammar topics? Here’s two that may work for you:

MathsRulz – Formula Guide

7 Mar

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A fantastic resource for students of all ages, MathsRulz gives kids quick access to formulas.  This completely free app includes definitions and examples for area, perimeter and more.  Students can also take a quiz to demonstrate their understanding of each formula.

Check out my math lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices!

23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!)

6 Mar

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:

  1. Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 2.47.25 PMMyScript Calculator (calculator)
  2. Coordinate Grid for iPads (graph paper)
  3. Reading a Ruler on iPads (ruler)
  4. Base 10 Blocks (math manipulatives)
  5. iPad Lab Timer for Experiments (lab timer)
  6. Thesaurus Reference Tool (thesaurus)
  7. iPad Measurement Tools (ruler)
  8. SMARTBoard Simulator for the iPad (dry erase board)
  9. No More Rubber Bands (geoboard)
  10. iPad Protractor (protractor)
  11. gFlash+ to Build Study Skills (flashcards)
  12. iOS 7 Spotlight: Timer (timer)
  13. Fraction Calculator (calculator)
  14. Tangrams – Geometry and More (math manipulatives)
  15. Custom Flashcards (flashcards)
  16. App Update: Educreations (dry erase board)
  17. Sticky Notes for a Tech Friendly Classroom (post-it notes)
  18. News Sources for the iPad (newspapers)
  19. Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad (bubble sheet)
  20. Fluency and Presentation Practice (teleprompter)
  21. Promote Student Engagement with a Virtual Whiteboard (dry erase board)
  22. Atlas Apps (atlas)
  23. Math Fluency (flashcards)
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