Archive | April, 2014

Try Book Creator for iPad for Free – Enter to Win the Full Version for Free

Book Creator for iPad is my favorite iPad app for creating narrated multimedia books on my iPad. So when the developers approached me with ten promo codes to give away, I said yes. Details on how to get a promo code are at the bottom of this post. Book Creator allows anyone to create their […]

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ChemCrafter – Virtual Chemistry Experiments On Your iPad

ChemCrafter is a free iPad app that students can use to create a virtual chemistry lab to conduct virtual experiments. ChemCrafter is designed as a series of three interactive books. Each book contains a series of lab tutorials for conducting experiments. As students work through the experiments they earn virtual coins which can be redeemed […]

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Learn Vowel Sounds With These Clever Goats

Clever Goats is an iPad app development company that has produced a handful of nice iPad apps designed to help students learn to read and write. Phonics Fun: Long and Short Vowel Sounds is one of the Clever Goats apps that I recently tried. Phonics Fun: Long and Short Vowel Sounds asks students to trace […]

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Helpful Options Added to Storehouse – A Free iPad App for Visual Storytelling

Storehouse is a neat iPad app that I initially reviewed a couple of months ago. It is an app for telling stories through collages of 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. The latest update to Storehouse […]

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More Storytelling Fun With Foldify Zoo

Foldify is an iPad app that has been popular for a couple of years. Foldify is an iPad app that students can use to design all kinds of 3D figurines on their iPads then print them out to fold and assemble. Last week a new version of Foldify was released, Foldify Zoo. Foldify Zoo is […]

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Professor Garfield Teaches Students to Recognize Facts and Opinions

Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion is a free iPad app designed to help students learn to recognize the difference between facts and opinions. The app features a comic book story in which students will read examples of facts and opinions accompanied by explanations of what makes them facts or opinions. After reading the comic students […]

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Three iPad Apps Students Can Use to Create Comics

Creating comics can be a good way to get students interested in a creative writing lesson. Earlier this year on Free Technology for Teachers I published a list of five ways to use comics in the classroom. That list is copied below. If you’re looking for some iPad apps that your students can use to […]

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Team Shake – A Random Name and Team Selection App

Team Shake is an iPad app for randomly selecting names to create teams or to select an individual name. On Team Shake you can create rosters by manually entering names or by importing a list of names. When you are ready to choose teams just select the number of teams that you want created, shake […]

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5 Free iPad Apps That Help Students Learn to Spell

I was recently contacted by a teacher who has just received a new iPad to use for the rest of the year before her students receive them in the fall. She was seeking recommendations for free spelling apps. Here are five that I pulled from my archives. Rocket Speller is a fun iPad app designed for […]

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5 Good iPad Apps for Teachers and Students of U.S. History

As someone who used to teach U.S. History I still get excited when I see iPad apps made specifically for the purpose of helping students understand significant events in U.S. History. The following apps are iPad apps that I’ve enjoyed using over the last year. KIDS DISCOVER currently offers fourteen iPad apps for students. The […]

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