Archive | May, 2014

Eight iPad Apps to Help Students Learn to Spell

Last night two champions were crowned at Scripps National Spelling Bee. While using the following iPad apps may not turn students into national champion spellers, they can certainly help your students develop their spelling skills. Animals Flip and Mix ($1.99) is a fun iPad app that elementary school students will enjoy using. The app presents students […]

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Animation Desk Premium – Free for a Limited Time

The premium version of one of my favorite video creation apps, Animation Desk, is free today (At least in the U.S. I have not verified availability outside of the United States). Animation Desk is an iPad app for creating short, animated videos. The app allows you to create drawings using just your finger on your […]

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Math 42 – A Calculator and Math Tutorial In One App

Math 42 is a neat iPad app that I tried earlier this week. The app is one part calculator and one part mathematics tutorial. When students enter an equation into Math 42 they not only receive the answer they also receive a break-down of the steps needed in order to solve the equation. Along with […]

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I Can Write – A Series of Free iPad Apps for Young Writers

From the producers of the Jumbled Sentences series of free iPad apps comes the I Can Write series. I Can Write is a series of free iPad apps in which students are shown a picture that they have to complete by dragging objects into place. After dragging an object into place students write a sentence […]

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Adobe Voice Provides a Great Way to Create Narrated Picture Stories

Adobe Voice is a new iPad app that makes it easy to create beautiful picture stories. Like other picture story apps, Adobe Voice allows you to record your voice, import pictures, and write text to create a short video. What makes Adobe Voice better than a lot of apps similar to it is the huge […]

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Universal Zoom Shows Students the Scale of Objects in the Universe

Universal Zoom is a neat iPad app designed to show users scales of size and distance. The app features more than 100 images of objects in the universe. The objects are shown next to each in a progressive scale. Tap an object to see it compared with other objects in the app. For example, I […]

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5 Nice iPad Apps for Visual Storytelling

One of my favorite ways to help students start a story is by having them use visuals around which they create a story. Here are five iPad apps that students can use to do that. Tell About This is a fantastic iPad app (free and paid versions available) through which students can quickly create short digital […]

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