Archive | December, 2013

iVisual Info Touch – Create Infographics on Your iPad

iVisual Info Touch is an iPad app that you can use to create relatively simple infographics. The app makes it easy to create your infographics. It is not necessary to create an account in order to use iVisual Info Touch. To get started just open the app and select a background for your infographic. After […]

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Have Students Review The Great Gatsby With an iPad Adventure

The Great Gatsby: Classic Adventures is an iPad app that students can use to review The Great Gatsby while playing a game at the same time. As students work through the app they listen to parts of the story while seeing animations of the story. Each animation contains hidden objects that students have to find […]

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Ten Good Apps for a Teacher’s New iPad

Did you receive the gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you may be spending this holiday vacation trying out all kinds of new apps. Here are ten that I recommend to try first. Free apps are great because they don’t cost you anything except time to try them out. Apps Gone Free […]

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Two Fun and Free Fractions Games for Your Students’ iPads

Fractions lessons can be fun with these two free iPad apps that I tried this morning. Chicken Coop Fractions is a fun game in which students have to select the decimal equivalents of the fractions shown on their screens. If they choose the correct decimal equivalent, the chicken egg will safely land in the nest. […]

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Stack the States & Stack the Countries – Fun Geography Apps for iPads

Stack the States and Stack the Countries are iPad apps that students will have fun playing to quiz their knowledge of geography. The games use a Tetris-like format that requires players to correctly answer a geography question in order to earn a game piece that they then place into a row. The object is to […]

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Cosmic Cubs Storymaker for Kids

Cosmic Cubs Storymaker is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to create short stories about space. Cosmic Storymaker provides a book layout to which students can add page backgrounds, clip art characters, and speech bubbles. Students drag pre-written words and sentences to each speech bubble on the pages they create. All of […]

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Word Mover Helps Students Write Poems

Word Mover is a free iPad app produced by Read Write Think. The app is designed to help students develop poems and short stories. When students open the Word Mover app they are shown a selection of words that they can drag onto a canvas to construct a poem or story. Word Mover provides students […]

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Write About This – Find or Create Writing Prompts

Write About This is an iPad app (free and paid versions available) containing visual, text, voice writing prompts for students. Students can respond to the writing prompts they see by writing directly in the app or anywhere else that you want them to write. Write About This allows students and teachers to create their own […]

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Enjoy Learning – Free World and U.S. Map Puzzles for iPads

Digital Gene offers a variety of educational apps for iPads and for Android tablets. Two the Digital Gene apps that I recently tried are Enjoy Learning World Map Puzzle and Enjoy Learning U.S. Map Puzzle. Both of these free iPad apps have the same basic types of puzzle activities. In Enjoy Learning U.S. Map students […]

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Explore and Make Art With the MoMA Art Lab iPad App

The MoMA Art Lab is a free iPad app that elementary school and middle school students can use to learn about art and create art of their own. On the app students can learn about the processes artists use and how artists use shapes and colors to create art. After seeing how artists create art […]

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