Archive | December, 2014

A Handful of Apps to Add to Your New iPad (even if you don’t take it to school)

Every year at this time I publish a short list of the apps that I recommend installing if you received a new iPad during this holiday season. Even if you don’t take your new iPad to school, these apps are helpful. I have terrible typing technique and I like to sketch ideas before writing about […]

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Storehouse Is a Good App for Creating Personal Year-in-Review Stories

This is the time of year that many of us take a look back at the year. I did that this afternoon by creating a Storehouse story about my year. Storehouse is a free iPad app for telling stories through images, videos, and text. Each story has a vertical layout reminiscent of a wide screen […]

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Geography Drive Arcade – Four Fun U.S. Geography Games

Geography Drive Arcade is a great iPad app from the same people that developed Geography Drive USA. Within Geography Drive Arcade students will find four fun review games. Those games are State Shape Challenge, Flagstaff State Flag Game, State Capital Challenge, and Honolulu Spelling Bee. In the State Shape Challenge students see the silhouette of […]

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TinyTap Gets a Facelift – Create Your Own iPad Games for Older Students

TinyTap is a great iPad app for developing your own educational games. I’ve been a big supporter of the app since it launched a couple of years ago. TinyTap has always been targeted toward the K-3 crowd, but it can certainly be used with older students too. To reflect that TinyTap has uses in older […]

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Endless Wordplay – A Fun iPad App for Spelling Lessons

Endless Wordplay is a great new app from the same people that brought us the popular Endless Alphabet, Numbers, and Reader apps. In Endless Alphabet students help a¬†friendly monster navigate a make believe world by spelling words correctly. At each stop in the adventure students have to spell a series of three rhyming words. The […]

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Read Your Own PDFs and EPUBs in Google Play Books for iPad

For the last 18 months Google has allowed you to upload your own PDFs and EPUB files to your personal Google Books account. Unfortunately, you could only access those uploaded files through a web browser or on the Google Books Android app. That has changed with the latest update to Google Play Books for iPad. […]

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Skaffl – An iPad App for Distributing, Collecting, and Grading Assignments

Skaffl is a free iPad app designed to help you distribute, collect, and grade assignments. In the app you can create classrooms that your students join through a class code. Once your classroom is created you can distribute assignments and hand-outs to your students. Assignments can be created in the app or you can attach […]

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5 Free iPad Apps for Sketching Notes

Sketching notes or sketchnoting appears to be becoming a popular way of taking notes and organizing ideas. I’ve done that on paper for years and you may have too. Sketchnoting allows me to create outlines in any format that I like, quickly connect ideas through arrows and lines, and illustrate ideas when words aren’t enough. […]

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Geography Duel – One iPad, Two Players

From the same people who produced the popular Math Duel iPad app comes a similar app called Geography Duel. Geography Duel allows two students to compete head-to-head on one shared iPad. In two player mode Geography Duel features a split screen with maps facing each player. Students compete to identify U.S. states, U.S. state capitals, […]

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