Archive | March, 2013

Math Champ – Send Math Challenges to Your Students’ iPads

Math Champ is a neat system of two apps working together to deliver math challenges to your students’ iPads. The Math Champ Host app is the app that you use to create classes and select questions to use in the quizzes that your students take on their iPads. With the host app you control when […]

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Fizzy’s Lunch Lab – A Free iPad App for Learning to Budget

Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick is a free iPad app from PBS Kids. The app is based on the popular PBS web series Fizzy’s Lunch Lab. The purpose of the app is to challenge students’ math and problem solving skills. The app contains eight challenges for students to try. Students can go through the challenges […]

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Autodesk Digital STEAM – 5 iPad Games for Simple Physics Lessons

Autodesk Digital STEAM Applied Mechanics is a free iPad app that contains five simple games. The games are designed to let students experiment with five connected physics concepts. The concepts in the games are energy and work, force, power, loading, and mechanisms. In each game students control one variable to see how changing that variable […]

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Five Free iPad Apps for Creating Video Lessons (AKA Flipped Classroom Lessons)

One of the things that I’m often asked about is creating explanatory videos on the iPad. Whether you want to create these videos for students to watch as part of a “flipped curriculum” or you want students to create the explanatory videos to demonstrate what they know, these apps are good choices for reaching those […]

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With Book Creator 2.5 Released With a Fantastic New Sharing Option

Book Creator is currently my favorite iPad app for creating multimedia books on your iPad. The app costs $4.99 (less with volume purchasing), but it is well worth it. The latest updates to Book Creator allows you to export your books to ePub 3.0 format. The exported file can be opened an read in the […]

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Idea Sketch – A Nice Mind Mapping App

Idea Sketch is a simple app for creating mind maps on your iPad. One of the features of Idea Sketch that stands out is the option to flip back and forth between a web format and an outline format. This makes the app a good choice for students who occasionally prefer to a linear outline […]

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Students Become Disease Detectives in Solve the Outbreak

Solve the Outbreak is a free iPad app produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The app is a game that contains three epidemics for students to research. In each investigation students have to read the background, read clues, analyze data, and answer questions. The questions put students in the role of a […]

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A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education

This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I’ve been reading through this week. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for Victoria, Australia iPads for Learning […]

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Grammar Wonderland – A Fun Grammar Game for Your Students’ iPads

Grammar Wonderland is a pair of iPad apps from McGraw Hill. The apps are designed to help children learn to recognize nouns, proper nouns, verbs, verb agreement, adjectives, and other parts of speech. Two versions of the app are available. Grammar Wonderland Primary is designed for K-2 students. To play the games students move their […]

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FunSlides HD – Create HD Video Slideshows On Your iPad

FunSlides HD is a nice iPad app ($0.99 USD) for taking your pictures and putting them into a video slideshow. You can import pictures from your iPad’s camera roll or take new pictures with the FunSlides HD app. After adding pictures to your project you can add text to each one of them. Once your […]

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