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Math Vocabulary Cards – A Math Review App in English and Spanish

Math Vocabulary Cards is a free iPad app designed for elementary school students. The app offers exactly what its name implies, a series of flashcards of mathematics vocabulary terms. Each card contains a term, a diagram, and a definition. By default the term is hidden and students have to guess the term based on the […]

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Ignite Teaching – Students Collaborating on Multimedia Projects

Ignite Teaching is a free iPad app that students can use to collaborate on the development of multimedia projects. Through Ignite Teaching teachers can create project titles that they share with students through an invitation code. Students then join the project and build slides that include pictures, text, and video. Students can work on their […]

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Create Dinosaur Stories With Foldify Dinosaurs

Of all the apps that students have shared with me over the years, Foldify is probably my favorite. A few years ago one of my my students used it to design a bunch of characters and buildings that he then printed, colored, and folded according to the Foldify print-out. He then used those characters in […]

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How to Move a GarageBand Recording to SoundCloud

I recently had someone email me because she was looking for help moving GarageBand recordings off of her students’ iPads. One solution is to send the recordings to a SoundCloud account. Once you have created a SoundCloud account the process of moving recordings from GarageBand to SoundCloud is rather straight-forward. The screenshots below provide instructions […]

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Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures

A couple of weeks ago at the Future Schools Expo in Sydney I facilitated a workshop about making media with mobile apps. The idea of creating talking pictures was one of the ideas that was a hit with some of the participants in the workshop. In the workshop I shared examples of using ChatterPix Kids […]

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iDinoBook – A Nice iPad App About Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Hook HD: iDinoBook is a nice iPad app all about dinosaurs. The app features a map depicting many of the places that dinosaur fossils have been found around the world. Tap on the placemarks on the map to see an index of the dinosaurs found in that location. After opening the index you can […]

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Create Simple Whiteboard Videos on ScreenChomp

ScreenChomp has been around for a few years now. In fact, I think it was one of the first apps of its kind. While other whiteboard apps have come along and offered more features, ScreenChomp remains as a simple and free tool for creating whiteboard videos. So when a reader asked me earlier this week […]

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JFK Challenge Teaches Students About the Space Race and Peace Corps

JFK Challenge is a new iPad app designed to help elementary and middle school students learn about the Apollo missions and the Peace Corps. The free app features a series of games for learning about each program. I played the first couple of games about the Peace Corps and the first couple of games about […]

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Letter Way – A Fun Game to Practice Recognizing and Spelling Words

Letter Way is a fun and free iPad app to use to practice recognizing and spelling words. The game presents you with a grid of letter blocks that you have to flip and drag to spell words. The beginning levels of the game have grids of 25 letters. As you progress through the levels the […]

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Penguin Jump Maths – A Fun Game for Practicing Basic Math Skills

Penguin Jump Maths is a free iPad app that offers a fun game for students to play to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. Students play the game in the role of a penguin trying to jump from iceberg to iceberg. The object of the game is to be the first penguin to […]

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