Make Beliefs Comix is a free multilingual comic strip creation tool that I’ve featured many times over the years on Free Technology for Teachers. Recently, Make Beliefs Comix released an updated iPad app for creating comic strips. The best feature of the app is that it supports the creation of comics in seven languages; English, […]
Literacy Leveler is a an iOS app (iPhone and iPad versions available) that allows you scan a book’s ISBN barcode and discover the reading level of the content of that book. Literacy Leveler supports Lexile®, DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment®), and Guided Reading leveling systems. If you don’t have a book’s ISBN barcode available, you can […]
Play Magnus is a freemium iOS app that allows you to learn and play chess against chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. The app contains video lessons that demonstrate both the basics of chess and advanced strategies of the game. After watching a lesson or two you can challenge Magnus to a game of chess. You can […]
The GeoBee Challenge iPad app from National Geographic is an excellent app that students can use to test and develop their knowledge of world geography. The contains more than 1300 questions about physical and political geography. Each round of the game presents the questions in a different manner. In some rounds students see a picture […]
Veggie Bottoms is a cute interactive story designed to teach students about fruits and vegetables. On each page of the story students learn about the characteristics and health benefits of a new vegetable or fruit. Students can manipulate the image of each fruit and vegetable in the app. For example, on the page about peas […]
Hideout is a free iPad app developed by members of the education department at Brigham Young University. The app features six interactive stories based on the sounds and words created with the letter combinations “ap,” “en,” “it,” “op,” “ag,” and “et.” The narrator reads the letters to the student, explains the sound, then challenges the […]
Shout Science is a free comic storybook iPad app about scientific discovery. The interactive storybook features the stories of scientific discoveries made by three scientists during the Scientific Revolution in Europe. Those stories feature the work of Maria Sibylla Merian, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, and James Hutton. Students can read through the stories in order or […]
HeyMath! from Singapore is a free iPad app that offers animated math lessons and practice assessments for students. The animations provide instruction for solving word problems. The word problems contain visual aids to help students understand the explanations that they hear and read on the app. At the end of each unit in HeyMath! students […]
Creative Kids is a free iPad app from Faber-Castell. The app provides students with step-by-step directions for drawing on paper then see those drawings become animations on their iPads. Even kids who don’t fancy themselves as artists can create neat animations by using the tracing directions provided by Creative Kids. Creative Kids supports up to […]
Puzzle Kidz is a nice iPad app for creating jigsaw puzzles for kids. The app allows you to take pictures with your iPad and turn them into puzzles. You can also use stock images from Puzzle Kidz. The app offers three levels of puzzle difficulty to that you can create a puzzle whose difficulty isn’t […]
Literacy Leveler is a an iOS app (iPhone and iPad versions available) that allows you scan a book’s ISBN barcode and discover the reading level of the...
Play Magnus is a freemium iOS app that allows you to learn and play chess against chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. The app contains video lessons that...
The GeoBee Challenge iPad app from National Geographic is an excellent app that students can use to test and develop their knowledge of world geography. The...