Archive | July, 2013

Create and Watch Smithsonian Channels on Your iPad

Smithsonian Channel for iPad is a fantastic free app for anyone that enjoys watching educational videos without having to go to YouTube. With the Smithsonian Channel iPad app installed you can browse and search for full-length educational videos as well as shorter clips produced by Smithsonian. The free app allows you to create your own […]

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Tellagami – Create Narrated Animations on Your iPad

Tellagami is a free iPad that elementary school students will enjoy using to create narrated animations. If you have ever used Voki or GoAnimate, Tellagami will feel familiar to you. Tellagami allows your students to create customized animated scenes in a matter of minutes. To create a narrated, animated scene students simply open Tellagami and […]

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Try Infuse Learning for Gathering Feedback from Students

Infuse Learning is a free student response system that works with any Internet-connected device including iPads and Android tablets. One of the aspects of Infuse Learning that you may find useful from a classroom management standpoint is the option to take attendance through the service. When you register for Infuse Learning you can create individual […]

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Todoist – Create and Manage To-Do Lists on iPads and More

Todoist is an easy-to-use task management service that I first tried on the web a couple of years ago. When I tried it then I was impressed by its clean design and intuitive user interface. Todoist is also available to use as an iPad app (Android and Windows apps are available too). The free iPad […]

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Shiny Party – A Fun iPad App for Learning Shapes

Shiny Party is an iPad app created to help young students learn to recognize shapes. The app has a story mode and a game mode. In the story mode students help the story’s characters, Alice and Charlie, find presents and balloons for the party. In the story students have to identify the presents by their […]

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25 iBooks Author Tutorial Videos

iBooks Author is a great tool for creating interactive ebooks. Unfortunately, creating content with iBooks Author isn’t always as easy as you expect. Learning to use all of the features of iBooks Author can take quite a while. Fortunately, YouTube is loaded with helpful videos on the topic. One set of videos that I found […]

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A Short Guide to iPad Basics for Teachers (and other first-time iPad users)

We often hear people comment about how intuitive it is to use an iPad. While that is certainly true for many people, it’s not true for all people. Joanne Villis has put together a nice little guide for first-time iPad users. Her guide starts with explanations of all of the buttons on an iPad and […]

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Add Your Signature to Documents With HelloSign for iPad

If you have ever received an email with an attachment that you need to put your signature on, you need to check out Hello Sign. Hello Sign is a free service that allow you to digitally sign documents. Hello Sign can be used on your computer, on your iPhone, and on your iPad. On your […]

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Puppet Workshop – Create Sock Puppets on Your iPad

Puppet Workshop is a simple iPad app that you and your students may enjoy using to create digital sock puppets. To create a sock puppet in Puppet Workshop select one of the socks from the home screen. You can decorate your puppet to your heart’s content by adding buttons, strings, feathers, stars, and lots of […]

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BigMind – An Intuitive Mind Mapping iPad App

I’m a big fan of mind mapping as a method for organizing thoughts, connecting concepts, and visualizing the big picture of concept. In fact, I think the mind mapping process is so valuable that I created an entire workshop about it. One of the mind mapping iPad apps that I often recommend is Popplet. Recently, […]

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