Pattern Shapes: A Must-Have Virtual Tool

The Math Learning Center has so many fantastic free apps that make it easy for students to interact with virtual manipulatives.  I absolutely love their Pattern Shapes app which give students the six classic shapes at their fingertips.  Distributing buckets of hexagons, triangles and squares can be a logistical challenge in many classrooms.  With Pattern Shapes […]

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PixiClip – An Online Interactive Whiteboard

PixiClip is a great choice for teachers and students looking for a way to capture their doodles.  This online interactive whiteboard works in any web browser.  On an iPad you can capture your writing as you draw pictures, type in a message, or show your work solving a math problem.  On a web browser on […]

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Math Vocabulary Cards: iPad, Android & Web Browser Tool

The Math Learning Center has some fantastic free apps (Geoboard and Number Line) including the newly released Math Vocabulary Cards. This app includes card sets for grades K-2 and 3-5. Users can select which cards they want to study by category or individually.  The cards are automatically sorted in random order and users can hide […]

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Scholastic Book Wizard: Scan Books for More Info

With this awesome app, teachers can scan and search books to access tons of information.  Scholastic Book Wizard lets you scan the barcode or type in the title of a text to find out the Lexile level and guided reading level of a book. Scholastic Book Wizard works on iPhone and iPads making it a […]

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Vocabulary Notebook

UPDATE: This app is no longer available – 7/26/2015 If you’re looking for a device neutral tool for helping students study vocabulary check out Vocabulary Notebook.  Accessible through their web platform, iOS app, and Android app, Vocabulary Notebook helps kids study new words at home and in school.  Students can add words that they are learning […]

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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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Learn to Read Music with the Piano Mania App

You don’t need a piano to bring music into your classroom thanks to this impressive app! Piano Mania by JoyTunes helps children read sheet music and understand the connection between notes on a page and piano keys. This app is worth checking out if you have musical students who don’t have access to a piano […]

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A Virtual Number Line for iPads

The Math Learning Center has some fantastic apps and I’ve already shared two of my favorites: Geoboard and Number Pieces. On the hunt for a number line for iPads? You’ll want to check out their Chromebook friendly web app and iPad app for students. This useful virtual math tool is one I recommend to teachers […]

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Colorful iPad Drawing Tool for Students

Are your students drawing on iPads? If you’re looking for an iPad drawing tool there are lots of options to explore. With Drawing with Carl students can sketch on their screen, save their drawings and respond to a variety of prompts. You’ll love how easy-to-use this tool is for students of all ages. Drawing with […]

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps

There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads. Math and technology are a great pair together for a good reason! For teachers looking to use technology to teach math in their classrooms, math apps are a great place to start. There are thousands of math apps available so it can be daunting to start […]

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