iPad education

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 using […]

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iPad Protractor for Your Math Classroom

There are lots of great tools for the iPad and another to add to your list is the free Protractor app. This iPad Protractor is 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! […]

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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 App for Students

  If you’re looking for a fun, free app for teaching place value you have to try Math Bugs.  This place value app is a great choice for students in the math classroom. If you’re students need extra support this year, this app can come in handy. Perfect for identifying place value to the thousands […]

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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 also […]

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Social Studies Slogans to Make Your Own Memes

You’ve seen them in emails, on Facebook, even the Today Show features memes that have gone viral.  Students can create their own memes using Haiku Deck on their iPads. This “make your own memes” activity can be tailored to a wide range of learning goals. In the social studies classroom, you might present an exemplar […]

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