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Classify It! – A Fun App for Learning to Classify Plants and Animals

Classify It! is a free iPad app designed to help elementary school and middle school students learn to classify plants and animals. In the app students are given a question and shown a selection of plants and animals. Respond to the question students have to correctly identify the plants and animals that answer the question. For […]

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Try Classkick for Distributing Assignments & Feedback Through Your iPad

Parts of this post originally appeared on my other blog, FreeTech4Teachers.com Classkick is a free service for creating, distributing, and assessing students’ work through iPads. Through Classkick you can create an online classroom through which you distribute assignments to students. Students join your class by entering your class code into the Classkick app on their […]

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TinyTap Introduces Insights to Track Your Students’ Progress on the Games You Make

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. This week TinyTap introduced a new feature called Insights through which you can track your students’ use of your games. TinyTap Insights enables you create student groups, distribute […]

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Endless Spanish – An App to Help Young Students Learn Spanish

From the same people that brought us the popular Endless Reader app comes Endless Spanish. Endless Spanish is an iPad app designed to help young students learn to speak and spell in Spanish. The app has an immersion mode and a translation mode. The immersion mode is completely in Spanish while the translation mode gives students […]

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DIY Lake Science – Simulations and Activities for Learning About Lakes

DIY Lake Science is a relatively new iPad app from the Lawrence Hall of Science. The free iPad app is designed to help students learn about lake ecosystems. In the app students will find a small simulation of a lake ecosystem. Students can change the depth of the lake, the temperature, and the general climate […]

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Little Story Creator – A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories

Little Story Creator (not to be confused with the similar sounding Little Story Maker) is a free iPad app that students can use to create multimedia stories on their iPads. The app was designed with students in mind and is therefore rather easy to use. On the app students can create multiple page stories. On […]

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PicCollage for Kids – Create Multimedia Collages

PicCollage is one of my favorite apps for creating multimedia collages on my iPad. Creating those collages is a great way to visually summarize a trip, to tell a story, or showcase the highlights of research. I’ve shown PicCollage to hundreds of teachers over the last couple of years. The only complaint I’ve heard about […]

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5 Apps for Creating Digital Portfolios on iPads

As the end of the school year nears you may find yourself asking students to create collections of examples of their best work of the year. There are a lot of ways that your students could go about accomplishing that task. Here are five free apps that can be used for the purpose of creating […]

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Two Math Apps that Have Students Slicing Numbers

As the end of the school year approaches I find myself receiving more requests for review and skill practice apps. Yesterday’s post was all about fractions review. Today, I have a couple of apps dealing with factoring, multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition. Math Slicer is an iPad app that presents a fun alternative to using […]

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2/3 of These iPad Apps for Learning About Fractions are Free

I generally don’t get too excited about skill drill apps, but some of cute and fun ones pull me in anyway. If you’re looking for some apps for your students to use to learn and practice their fractions skills. Chicken Coop Fractions is a fun game in which students have to select the decimal equivalents […]

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