Social Studies & Science Tools

Murky Reef iPad Apps for Early Elementary ELA, Math & Science

For ELA, Math and Science comprehension activities, check out this series of Murky Reef iPad apps for first and second grade students.  With content aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Murky Reef engages students with high quality content as they explore an underwater world.  They’ll see jellyfish, an octopus, pufferfish and more as they […]

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Sphero Launches SPRK Program for Classrooms

Have you heard of a Sphero? This interactive robot brings game play to life with a smart toy that rolls, spins and races based on moves programmed by the user.  Sphero is both iOS and Android friendly thanks to the dozens of apps that help users send instructions to this smart toy.  If you haven’t seen […]

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Easily Annotate PDFs in Your Classroom This Year

For teachers and students looking to mark up a text on their iPad, Easy Annotate is worth checking out.  This iPad app lets users look at two PDF documents at once for side by side viewing, editing and linking.  Easy Annotate gives you the power to highlight, mark, underline, cross-out, draw, and add notes to […]

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No More Grading Thanks to ScribeSense

Teachers looking to quickly grade papers will be blown away by ScribeSense.  Not only will this service input the answers to multiple choice test questions but it has the ability to grade handwritten answers so short answer quizzes can be scored just as easily.  ScribeSense also provides tools to backup student data, track the performance […]

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ChatterPix Kids Makes Pictures Come to Life

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for taking photographs to the next level using iPads and here’s another awesome one to add to the list! ChatterPix Kids lets your students put their voice to any image.  Whether it’s a historical figure, a character from their favorite book, or a photo of a friend, students can […]

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gFlash+ to Build Study Skills

Students of all ages can benefit from the study skills they’ll develop when using gFlash+ a free flashcard app for iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android devices.  gFlash+ lets users create and edit their own set of flashcards right from within the app without any limits or restrictions. You and your students can even add images from […]

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Common Core Activities with Frolyc

Frolyc is a terrific tool for teachers looking to design their own lesson-based activities.  Teachers can create activities for students. This includes completing a graphic organizer, and identifying cause and effect in a passage. Students can also draw a response to a question or take a quiz. Students can access activities that are assigned to […]

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Learn USA Facts with Ansel & Clair

With over 1,000 questions, Ansel & Clair: American Bowl is a great choice for teachers looking for a game that connects to social studies instruction.  Children must answer qustions correctly in order to play a bowling game and earn points to free a bald eagle.  There are fourteen categories that cover topics including: Legends in […]

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18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies

Whether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom.  These apps provide access to primary source documents, reinforce geography concepts, and help children explore the world around them! Stack the States Presidents vs. Aliens History Channel iPad […]

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14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

Apps for higher order thinking can be a great push for your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items. Apps that focus on higher order thinking can help your students start using focused thought processes to address new questions, investigations, and basic HOTS skills. Each of these apps can be […]

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