Archive | March, 2014

LEGO Movie Maker – Make More Than Just LEGO Movies

LEGO Movie Maker is a free iPad app for creating stop-motion movies featuring LEGO models. You have to provide your own LEGOs in order to create a LEGO movie. To create your movie with LEGO Movie Maker you build your LEGO scenes then use the free iPad app to take pictures of each scene. After […]

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Street Food Carts Teaches Kids Small Business Lessons

Street Food Carts is a free iPad app in which students run their own street food cart businesses. In the game students choose the location for their food carts and the type of foods and beverages to offer for sale. To run a successful business students have to account for things like weather and location. […]

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Scholastic Reading Timer – More Than Just a Reading Log

Scholastic Reading Timer is a free iPad app for parents and children for tracking time spent reading. The app offers the option for children to log the time they spend reading every day. Alternatively, parents can log the time for their children. The app supports logging the times of multiple students. Beyond the reading time […]

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Meet Science Teaches Kids About Electricity and Magnetism

Meet Science is an iPad app through which elementary school and middle school students can learn about the basic concepts of magnetism and small electric circuits. There are four primary parts to the Meet Science app; a glossary of terms, narrated lessons with quizzes, games to which students apply their knowledge, and directions for experiments […]

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DIY Sun Science Features Hands-on Science Lessons

DIY Sun Science is a free iPad app from The Lawrence Hall of Science. The app features directions for hands-on lessons about the sun. The lessons are a mix of activities that students can do on their own and activities that they should do with adult supervision. All of the activities use common household goods. […]

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Create Full Feature Stop-Motion Videos On Your iPad

The National Film Board of Canada recently released a fantastic new iPad app for creating stop-motion videos. NFB StopMo Studio allows you to take a series of pictures and stitch them together to create a stop-motion video. Like similar apps you can adjust the number of images that are displayed per second. Where the app […]

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instaGrok for iPad Helps Students Organize Their Research

instaGrok is a research tool that I first started sharing with teachers a couple of years ago. Students can use instaGrok to search for a topic and quickly get lists of facts on that topic, links to information on that topic, videos, images, and quizzes on the topic. If you want to refine or alter […]

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Try Vocabulary.com’s iPad App for Learning New Vocabulary

Vocabulary.com is an excellent vocabulary study service offering thousands of vocabulary practice lists and activities for students in elementary school through graduate school. This week Vocabulary.com launched a new iPad app ($2.99). Through the app students can access hundreds of lists of SAT, GRE, and other test prep words. Students can also use the app to can […]

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Try ABCya’s New App for Creating Word Clouds On Your iPad

ABCya’s latest iPad app (currently free) makes it easy to quickly create word clouds on your iPad. To create a word cloud with Word Clouds by ABCya just type or paste text into the text field. After entering your text Word Clouds by ABCya will generate a visual representation of the most common words in […]

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Create Whiteboard Recordings on the Updated eduClipper iPad App

Cross-posted from my other blog, Free Technology for Teachers. The popular digital portfolio and bookmarking service eduClipper has released an updated iPad appthat offers four awesome new features. The most notable of these features is whiteboard recording. This new feature allows you to create explanatory videos in a Khan Academy style or to narrate and annotate an item […]

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