Archive | September, 2013

School Writing – An iPad App for Customized Handwriting Lessons

School Writing is an iPad app that teachers and parents can use to create customized handwriting lessons. Like other iPad apps designed to teach handwriting, School Writing has number, letter, and word tracing activities. What makes School Writing different from other apps like it is number of ways in which teachers and parents can customize […]

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Home KG – A Free iPad App for Learning to Write

Home KG is a free iPad designed to help children learn to write all of the letters of the alphabet, numbers one through nine, and ten basic shapes. Children trace the letters (both uppercase and lowercase), numbers, and shapes. Children can save their work in the app. The app has a couple of sound options […]

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Thoughtree – Quickly Record Your Thoughts On Your iPad

Thoughtree is a free iPad app for quickly recording and sharing your thoughts. The app is quite easy to use. To record your thought just tap the “+” icon at the bottom of the screen and type your note to yourself. Thoughtree does offer the option to create folders to organize your thoughts. Thoughtree notes […]

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Tell Time – A Free iPad App to Help Children Learn to Tell Time

Tell Time is a free and simple iPad app designed to help children learn to tell time. The app uses a matching game format. When children opens the app they will see a digital clock and an analog clock displaying various times. The children then have to drag the matching times together. Tapping on one […]

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The Human Body – An Anatomy App for Kids

The Human Body by Tinybop is an iPad app designed to help elementary and middle school students learn human anatomy. The app features interactive diagrams of the major systems of the human body. A few of the things that students can see on the app are how lungs breathe, the heart beats, and the ears […]

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Five Good Options for Creating Mind Maps on Your iPad

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 that the mind mapping process is so valuable that I created an entire workshop about it. I’ve tried a lot of mind mapping tools over the years. Here are […]

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Phonics Studio – A Great App for Learning to Pronounce Words

Phonics Studio is a free iPad app that has received glowing reviews from speech-language pathologists. The app provides more than 2,500 flashcards that students can use to practice pronouncing more than 200 sounds. After opening the app students select a letter from the alphabet then a sound. Each sound has a collection of flashcards. To […]

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The Black Death for iPad

TimeMaps recently released a new iPad app all about the Black Death. The Black Death for iPad is a simple app that provides a timeline and map of important places and events contributing to the pandemic. Students can tap the placemarks on the app’s map to read about the significance of each place and event. […]

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Two Fun iPad Apps to Help Children Learn the Alphabet

Two nice alphabet apps became free today. The first is Alphabetical Order from ABCya. Alphabetical Order offers three activities to students. They can arrange letter blocks into their proper order, they can match upper and lower case letters, and they can match sounds to letters. The second alphabet app that I tried today is Stumpy’s […]

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Drawp – Kids Can Safely Send Digital Greetings to Family Members

Drawp is a nice iPad app that I recently learned about from Jo Villis. Drawp allows children to create drawings, take pictures, and create audio recordings to send to parents, grandparents, and other family members in a safe environment. To use the app parents have to register themselves and their children. Parents approve the list […]

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