Tune Train for Music Creation

How are students in your classroom creating music? Check out this iPad app for making music! Tune Train is a wonderful free app that children can use to create their own music.  By manipulating different objects on the screen kids can find harmony, pitch and rhythm.  Complete with a teacher’s guide, this free app is […]

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Daisy the Dinosaur to Teach Coding

A great app to support STEM education is Daisy the Dinosaur. Teach students the basics of coding by giving commands to the dinosaur as it moves across the screen. Whether your students are completing challenges or working in free-play mode, they’ll have lots to explore and practice in this free app! Daisy the Dinosaur to […]

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Random Name Selector

I’ve shared one of my favorite classroom management tools, Pick a Student, and here is another option. Random Name Selector let’s users set up multiple classes and the app chooses students randomly from your list. Random Name Selector This is a great way to make sure that all students are called on without anyone thinking […]

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Gettysburg Virtual Tour

Designed for visitors to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Battle app can be used as a virtual tour of the Civil War battlefield. It includes video, audio, and an abundance of information on notable sites at Gettysburg.  

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Coordinate Grid for iPads

What does it look like to use iPads in the math classroom? Geometry Pad is a fantastic free app for drawing on a coordinate plane on iPads.  Draw figures, add text and identify the points on the grid.  This app is great for teaching how to identify x and y values and creating your own polygons. Coordinate […]

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Virtual Tool: iPad Protractor

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! iPad Protractor When […]

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Virtual Base 10 Blocks

It seems like all teachers who have been lucky enough to get base 10 blocks guard them closely. They’re expensive and easy to lose. In many classrooms, there’s never enough base ten sets to go around. Students can be rushed through visually understanding base ten when there aren’t enough. For digital classrooms, virtual base 10 blocks can […]

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Math Bugs for Place Value

If you’re looking for a fun, free app for teaching place value you have to try Math Bugs.  Perfect for identifying place value to the thousands place, students will create bugs with the number of attenteas, wings, etc., dictated by the place value of the digits in the number presented. Place Value App There is so much […]

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TapQuiz Maps Geography Game App

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for learning US geography and world geography but there are lots of great geography game apps out there to try. TapQuiz Map is a free geography game app that tests your knowledge of the globe. The player can focus on one region of the world at a time and […]

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Rock and Mineral Identifier App

I love hands-on science activities, especially when I can integrate technology into my lesson.  Two fantastic free apps for Earth Science are Mineral Identifier and Common Rocks Reference.  These apps are full of information for students who are identifying rocks and minerals.  If you’re school doesn’t have access to hands-on materials this app can work […]

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