Archive | January, 2014

Creatures of Light Teaches Students About Bioluminescence

Creatures of Light is a beautiful free iPad app from the American Museum of Natural History. The app contains five chapter about ┬ábioluminescent animals ┬álike jellyfish, fireflies, and glow worms. In each chapter students learn about what causes bioluminescence and how it helps animals survive in their environments. Each chapter includes an interactive map of […]

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Crackers and Goo – A Fun Math Practice App

Crackers and Goo is a free iPad app that provides fun addition and multiplication practice games. The games resemble of a combination of elements from Frogger and Tetris. Each game uses the same format but each level increases the difficulty of the mental mathematics calculations required of the player. On each level of Crackers and […]

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ABC Minsters – Quick Lessons on the Alphabet

ABC Minsters is an iPad app offering short lessons on recognizing letters of the alphabet, handwriting, and spelling. The app has four basic steps that students repeat to learn each letter of the alphabet. When students open ABC Minsters they can choose any letter of the alphabet to get started. The chosen letter will appear […]

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Give Students Video Feedback With the Updated eduClipper App

A new version of the eduClipper iPad app was released this week. My favorite feature of the latest version of the app is the option to give your students audio and video feedback. Written feedback is still an option too. The new version of the eduClipper iPad app brings more of the features of the […]

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Storehouse – A Free iPad App for Visual Storytelling

Storehouse is a new iPad app for visual storytelling with your pictures and video clips. The basic idea behind Storehouse is to create stories by combining images, text, and video clips on a blank canvas. To create your stories you can import pictures and video from your iPad’s camera roll, from Instgram, from Dropbox, and […]

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Word Wizard Helps Students Sound-out and Spell New Words

Word Wizard is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to learn the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, sound-out words, and spell new words. The app has two primary modes to it. In the “Movable Alphabet” mode students can drag and drop letters on a board to try to create words. […]

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That’s Baloney! – A Fun Trivia App for Kids

That’s Baloney! is an iPad app designed to engage elementary school students in fun games about science, language arts, math, and social studies facts. The app has levels appropriate for students in grades two through six. The concept behind the games is a simple one; a statement is shown to the student and he or […]

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Door 24 – Practice Math and Solve a Mystery

From the developers of the fun vocabulary app, The World’s Worst Pet comes a new math app called Door 24. Door 24 is a free iPad app in which students practice mathematics skills while working toward the goal of helping the game’s characters Bella and Beau fix Victor the robot’s fried circuits and solve the […]

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Get 50GB of Storage When You Install the Free Box.com iOS App

Box.com is a file hosting and sharing service that I use for hosting large files and some smaller files that I want to display online. Today, Box.com released an updated iOS app that features improved preview support for more than 100 file types, the option to view files in a grip view or list view, […]

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CyberChase Shape Quest – An Educational Augmented Reality Game

CyberChase Shape Quest is a fun and free iPad app from PBS Kids. The app contains three fun games for students from ages six through nine. All three of the games are designed to help students gain a better understanding of shapes, angles, and spatial relationships. The highlight of the app is Patch the Path. […]

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