Social Studies & Science Tools

Interactive 3D Content from Lifeliqe: 1,000 Augmented Reality Models

Have you used virtual reality in your classroom? Well if you’re ready to take it to the next level you’ll want to check out the interactive 3D content from Lifeliqe. Teachers can use augmented reality with Lifeliqe. Every single one of their 1,000 models has an AR view. So you can either capture the model in the environment, or swap […]

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8 Dinosaur Apps and Websites for Students

It might be hard to imagine bringing a dinosaur into your classroom. With these online resources you won’t have to look too far. You will find the perfect app or website for your next unit of study. If you want to help students build background knowledge before a read aloud, or make connections to a […]

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Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration

Meet Science is an awesome app for science students and teachers. If you’re teaching force and motion this year you’ll want to take a look at the Meet Science app. Inside this app you’ll find animations that illustrate concepts related to this science topic. Your students can watch and learn about inertia, action, speed and more. […]

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Star Walk 2: Stargazing App & Constellation Guide

One of the reasons I’m so excited about augmented reality and mobile apps is how it brings information to the fingertips of students – no matter where they are. Star Walk 2 is an amazing stargazing app and constellation guide. Students can view the stars at anytime of day from inside their classroom or during […]

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3 Apps for Teaching Environmental Stewardship

Earth Day lessons are perfect for getting students interested in the world around them. Whether you’re looking for an activity to use this April or want to infuse environmental awareness during another part of the school year, there are a variety of tools that can help students explore new things and share what they know. […]

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Explore Plant Life with NAMOO 3D Simulations

NAMOO – Wonders of Plant Life is a new iPad app that offers an opportunity to explore the life of plants. With this app students can access interactive 3D simulations and educational content. NAMOO lets kids work their way through nine chapters to learn about a range of plant life topics. Students can explore roots, root tips, leaf anatomy, […]

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Nature Maestro Environmental Apps: Explore Earth’s Biomes

My last years in the classroom were at an environmental stewardship magnet school. I certainly love digital tools that give students an opportunity to learn about biomes and animals. The Nature Maestro series of environmental apps introduce students to Earth’s biomes and animals through immersive audio and visual explorations. This series features Costa Rican rainforests and […]

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Seterra Geography Map Quiz Game for iOS & Web

Looking to for a map quiz to learn geography? Seterra Geography is an iOS app and online platform for students. This map quiz app is easy to use and has a wide range of maps. There are a handful of different quiz categories so students can practice identifying continents and the locations of different countries. Kids […]

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10 Creation Tools for Web Browsers & Chromebooks

Students need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world. Providing students with ways to demonstrate their understanding and create content is even easier with technology tools. Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the […]

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13 Tips and Tricks for Virtual Field Trips with Google Hangouts

Earlier this month I hosted a webinar on my favorite tips and tricks for virtual field trips. These ideas work well with video conferencing services like Google Hangout, Skype and Facetime. Virtual field trips are great options when your destination is logistically or financially challenging. With a Google Hangout you can beam into different locations […]

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