Archive | October, 2013

Book Creator for iPad Now Supports Handwriting

The very popular iPad app Book Creator recently received a couple of updates of note. The first update was a new look for iOS 7 users. iOS 6 users will be happy to see that even though the app has been updated, it will still work the same way on their devices. The more important […]

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Figure – A Fun App for Creating Music on Your iPad

Figure is an iPad app for creating music and sound loops. You don’t have to have any musical talent or inclination to create music with the Figure app. To create music you simply have to drag your finger across an instrument to create a pattern. You can combine patterns across drums, bass, and lead guitar. […]

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Lead Group Browsing Sessions With RabbleBrowser for iPad

RabbleBrowser is an iPad app that teachers can use to lead their students in a shared web browsing experience. With RabbleBrowser installed teachers can broadcast their browsers to their students’ iPads. Likewise, students can lead the browsing session and the teacher can follow along. Through RabbleBrowser teachers can lock students iPads into the same browser […]

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Shutterbugs Wiggle and Stomp – A Virtual Zoo on Your iPad

Shutterbugs Wiggle and Stomp is a new free iPad app produced by the Smithsonian. The purpose of the game is to help children recognize the movements of animals. In the game children move through a virtual zoo with a zoo keeper. As they go through the virtual zoo the zoo keeper will ask students to […]

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Halloween Heroes Teaches Kids About Recycling

Halloween Heroes is a free iPad app in which students try to collect recyclable materials. The game is designed to help students identify recyclable materials and compostable materials. In the game students go through haunted houses and walk streets to find discarded pumpkins and other Halloween leftovers. Students earn coins for collecting recyclable materials. As […]

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Three Free Halloween iPad Apps for Kids

Halloween will be here in ten days. If you’re looking for some Halloween-themed iPad apps for your elementary school students, take a look at these three free Halloween iPad apps. Math vs. Zombies is a free iPad game with a spooky theme. The game is has three virtual worlds each containing ten levels of basic math […]

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iHowTo Teaches Children Activities for Daily Living

iHowTo is a free iPad app through which children can learn the skills for activities of daily living. The free app contains a series of short stories that children can read and or listen to. Each story teaches a skill. Some of the skills that children can learn about through the app are eating, cleaning, […]

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Seven Free Science Apps for iPads

I’m preparing to do a virtual presentation for a small district next month. My hosts asked for a list of some science apps that their middle school and high school students can use. This is part of the list that has free apps. The Bill Nye The Science Guy  iPad app is a free iPad app on […]

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Civil War by KIDS DISCOVER – Great History iPad App

KIDS DISCOVER currently offers fourteen iPad apps for students. The latest KIDS DISCOVER app is about the U.S. Civil War. The content of the app is far superior to the Civil War section of any middle school or elementary school social studies textbooks that I’ve seen. In the app students can read text, listen to […]

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Math Duel – One iPad, Two Players

Math Duel is an iPad app that could be a hit in a classroom that doesn’t have enough iPads for every student. Math Duel provides a split screen so that two students can compete in races to correctly answer mathematics problem as quickly as they can. Each player is presented an addition, multiplication, subtraction, or […]

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