I love apps that simulate a field trip and I’ve shared some of my favorites (Art Walk, TourWrist). Timeline: Art Museum is an excellent free app that allows users to explore the artwork of artists from the 14th to 20th centuries. I’m a big fan of timelines (Titanic, American Revolution, Math History, Revolutionaries) and this one is great for finding paintings from a specific time period or by a particular artist.
Biographies are a great way to get students excited about Social Studies. People HD provides information on different historical figures, a timeline of their life and famous quotes. The list could be more diverse, but I think it presents a great opportunity to have students research and create their own entry.
Here’s a Common Core aligned lesson planthat is perfect for biographies!
Check out this Common Core aligned lesson plan for another biography activity!
There are lots of great free timeline apps for the iPad and I’ve shared some already (American Revolution and Titanic). IBM’s Mind of Modern Mathematics is a fantastic interactive timeline with illustrations, primary source documents and information on important moments in the history of math. It includes biographies of famous mathematicians and vintage videos on math concepts.
Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan using this app!
It’s easy for American History to come to life if you’re on iPads! I’ve shared some great timeline apps and here’s another that’s worth checking out. The American Revolution Interactive Timeline app let’s you travel through this period looking at artifacts and documents that tell the story of the Revolutionary War. Students can tap and explore primary sources while swiping through the years of the American Revolution.
Here’s a common core aligned lesson using this app in the classroom!
Check out my common core aligned lesson using timelines in the classroom!
One more common core aligned lesson using primary sources in the classroom!
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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 […]