Crazy Gears Play and Learn on iPads

Crazy Gears is an educational app from the folks behind Busy Shapes.  Children can explore gears, chains, rods and pulleys in this interactive iPad app.  Users construct machines as they notice how different combinations influence their design.  Inspired by Seymour Papert’s theory on educational technology, Crazy Gears was designed to provide students with a playful space to explore […]

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Virry iPad App: Live Animal Video Feed for Students

I love apps that take students on virtual field trips to explore life in other parts of the world.  Virry is a great example of an iPad app that changes the way we think about using a tablet in the classroom.  With Virry, students can watch animals in their natural habitats.  Live video feeds and […]

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Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers

The folks at We Are Teachers have released new animal preservation lesson plans, printables and teaching resources.  These totally free teaching tools are great choices for combining high interest topics with informational text, social studies, and science instruction.  Before leaving the classroom to focus on professional development trainings and writing about education technology, I taught in a […]

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Playground Physics App from the New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science has a handful of apps for students including the Playground Physics app.  Designed for middle and high school students, Playground Physics helps users explore physics in the real world.  Students record a video of someone moving and tap points to trace a path of motion. Physics App With the Playground Physics app […]

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3 Apps to Explore Outer Space

With only a few more chapters to go in Andy Weir’s The Martian and the recent news of water on Mars, outer space has been on my mind more than usual.  If your students are curious about the moon, planets, or space travel, they’ll want to check out these fantastic outer space apps for the iPad.  Each […]

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Wonder Workshop STEM-Based Interactive Early Learning Experience

Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive learning experience that introduces coding to K-5 learners.  They’ve partnered with the folks at Sunburst Digital and now offer three programs for K-12: Wonder Pilot, Wonder Class 24, and Wonder Class 30. Interactive Early Learning The Wonder Pilot program provides K-5 classrooms with three sets of Dash & Dot robots, the software […]

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Introduction to DNA with a Playful Puzzle Tablet App

DNA Play is a fantastic app from the folks at Avokiddo.  I love the idea of introducing students to the basic concept of DNA with a simple and playful game.  Kids will learn how to build creatures by completing a series of DNA puzzles. They can get creative and experiment with crazy mutations of different body parts […]

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Explore the Solar System on iPads with Professor Astro Cat

Taking students on field trips around the solar system might not be an option at your school.  If that’s the case, you’ll want to check out Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System app for iPads.  This beautifully designed app was just released on the Apple App Store.  Based on the best-selling book, Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of […]

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Science4Us Digital Science Curriculum: Includes Embedded PD Resources

Science4Us is a standards-based digital science curriculum that teaches science using the 5E inquiry-based instructional model. In addition to over 350 digital games and online activities, there are tons of offline experiments and hands-on projects to keep students engaged and excited about science.  It’s a great choice for teachers looking to include cross-curricular activities that connect science instruction to math and […]

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Global Oneness Project: Free Multicultural Stories & Lesson Plans

I love free resources and here’s one perfect for teachers of multiple disciplines!  The Global Oneness Project offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans for high school and college classrooms.  Their award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles explore cultural, social, and environmental issues from around the world with a humanistic lens. Multicultural Stories & Lesson […]

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