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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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5 Ways Teachers Can Use their iPads Professionally

This is a guest post from Jennifer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey) and EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. iPads are powerful tools for teachers in the classroom. In addition to being robust, mobile creation devices for students, they help you to stay organized, be on top of your classes, create content and lessons, focus on continued learning, […]

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Marco Polo Weather – A Fun App About Weather

Marco Polo Weather is a new iPad app designed to help young students learn about weather. The app features cute little animated characters that children can move and dress. Children can also alter the setting surrounding their characters. Changing the setting includes changing the weather from sunny to cloudy, from warm to cold, from calm […]

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Quizlet for iPad – Review Your Notes Online or Offline

Quizlet is a popular free service for creating and sharing sets of flashcards. Quizlet’s free iPad app makes all of their flashcards available to students wherever they take their iPads. Through the Quizlet iPad app students can access their own sets of flashcards or search for those created and shared by others. Through the app students […]

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Imagistory – An App for Narrating Picture Books

Imagistory is a neat iPad app on which children can narrate picture books. The app provides children with a wordless picture books. Children are free to record themselves telling a story about the pictures in the books. Children can record and re-record stories as often as they like. Imagistory is easy to use. To get […]

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Drawp for School – A Good App for Students to Create and Share Drawings

Last year I reviewed Drawp. Drawp is an excellent app for students to use to create and send digital artwork to family members. Drawp for School offers the same great features as Drawp while incorporating features for classroom use. Drawp for School allows students  to create drawings, take pictures, and create audio recordings. Students can combine those […]

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