Archive | October, 2014

News-O-Matic – Daily News for Kids in English and Spanish

News-O-Matic is a service that offers daily news stories for elementary school students. Along with the news stories News-O-Matic provides videos, games, and quizzes to help students learn about the world. The latest update to the News-O-Matic iPad app introduced an option to quickly switch between an English and a Spanish version of the app. […]

Read more »

Create Halloween Movies With Magisto for iPad

Earlier today I published a post on FreeTech4Teachers.com in which I mentioned using Magisto to create videos online. This afternoon I tested out the Magisto iPad app. The Magisto iPad app works in a manner that is very similar to the web app. To create a movie with the Magisto iPad app you simply select […]

Read more »

Congressional Moments for iPad – Learn to Identify Primary Sources

Congressional Moments is a free iPad app that features key Congressional activities that still affect our lives today. The app includes videos about six important areas. Those areas are the National Parks Service, Civil Rights, Child Labor, the Marshall Plan, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The videos are a nice part of the app, but […]

Read more »

Explain 3D for iPad – Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems

A few years ago Explain 3D launched as a website to showcase 3D animations of simple machines. Later the site expanded to include 3D animations of elements of the universe. This week Explain 3D launched a new iPad app for the same purpose as the website. Explain 3D’s iPad app includes the same animations that […]

Read more »

New Collaborative Portfolios Added to WeLearnedIt

Back in August Adam Bellow launched a new iPad app called WeLearnedIt. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios. This week a collaborative portfolio creation option was added to WeLearnedIt. WeLearnedIt portfolios can contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your […]

Read more »

Create Interesting Infographics and Slides With Canva for iPad

Cross-post from my other blog, FreeTech4Teachers.com Canva is a great service for creating infographics, slides, and photo collages. The service launched last fall and has steadily grown since then. The latest update to Canva was the launch of their free iPad app. The Canva iPad app allows you to create infographics, slides, and photo collages […]

Read more »

Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers

Last week at the ACTEM conference I showed some folks possible uses for the Morfo 3D Faces app and the Aurasma iPad app. Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app that you can use to create a talking picture of person’s face. You can take a picture of a person or you can take a […]

Read more »

Design Your Own Practice Missions on Math Blast

Math Blast (not to be confused with Math Blaster) is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to practice basic mathematics skills. Students answer math problems in order to navigate their rocket ships and earn points. As students earn more points, their rockets gain power to move through the game scenes more quickly. […]

Read more »

Teach Your Monster to Read On Your iPad

Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun game designed to help students improve the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and words. Teach Your Monster to Read originally launched as a free web service (it is still available online). Recently, I learned from David Kapuler that Teach Your Monster to Read […]

Read more »

iOS 8 Tips and Tricks for Teachers and Students

Have you recently updated your iPad to iOS 8? Have your students’ iPads been updated to iOS 8? If so, Tony Vincent has a great overview of some of the “hidden” features of the iOS 8 that teachers and students will find to be helpful to them. Tony’s video is embedded below. You can read the […]

Read more »