Archive | April, 2013

Kodable Gets Kids Thinking About Logic and More

Kodable is an iPad app that introduces children to logic and programming through a simple visual interface. The app present students with a series of mazes through which they have to guide the “Fuzz” character. To guide Fuzz through the mazes students have to drag and drop boxes into place. On the beginning levels students […]

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Infinity Ring – An iPad App That Takes Students Back in Time

Infinity Ring is a series of three free iPad apps from Scholastic. The app that I tried was Infinity Ring: Revenge of the Red Coats in which students travel back in time to the War of 1812. In the game students explore Washington D.C. and the White House. The primary mission that students have to […]

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Story Wheel – Story Starters on Your iPad

Story Wheel is an app for the iPad and iPhone that is designed to promote audio storytelling. Spin the Story Wheel on your device and when it lands on an image, dictate a short story based on that image. When you are finished recording, you can play your story back with animations generated by Story […]

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Bitsboard – A Super iPad App for Spelling and Reading Practice

Bitsboard is a great iPad app for young students that Joanne Villis recommended to me. Bitsboard is a free iPad app that provides word games, memory games, spelling games, and reading practice activities, and dozens of other activities in one place. On the Bitsboard app students can learn new vocabulary words, how to tell time, […]

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GoClass – Remotely Deliver Quizzes to Your Students’ iPads

GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video. GoClass gives teachers tools for creating class rosters that they can use to keep track of which students are using the lessons when. Teachers also have the […]

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Easy Portfolio – Create Student Portfolios on Your iPad

Easy Portfolio is a nice iPad app for creating portfolios of your work and or your students’ work. In Easy Portfolio you can create multiple portfolios containing pictures, videos, links, notes, documents, and audio recordings. You can import files from your iPad to any of your portfolios. You can also create new media from scratch […]

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Sentence Reading Magic – iPad Apps for Learning to Read

Sentence Reading Magic is a free iPad app from Preschool University. Sentence Reading Magic introduces students to simple three letter words. The app has a reading mode and a sentence building mode. In the reading mode students can read and hear words read to them ┬áby a male or female narrator. The words are displayed […]

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MasteryScan Turns Your iPad Into a Grading Machine

MasteryScan is a new iPad app from MasteryConnect that turns your iPad into a bubble sheet scanner. With the free iPad app installed just take a picture of a bubble sheet and MasteryScanner will quickly grade it for you. The grades will automatically synchronize with your online MasteryConnect account. To use MasteryScan you will need […]

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Sakura Quick Math – A Good Math Practice App for Elementary School Students

Sakura Quick Math is nice mathematics facts practice app for elementary school students. The app contains addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems that students try to answer as quickly as they can. Unlike similar games in Sakura Quick Math don’t use the keyboard to enter answers. Students answer the problems by drawing their solutions on […]

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SimpleSort Continents – A Geography Game

SimpleSort: Continents is one of two nice geography apps from Kids and Beyond. SimpleSort: Continents a game in which students review physical and political geography facts then test their knowledge by dragging objects to the continents that they are representative of. For example, if students see an American Buffalo they need to drag it to […]

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