One of the great things about the iPad in a classroom is that it enables students to pinch and zoom to see artworks in more detail than they would find in most text books. The following five apps allow students to do that and more. The Life of Art is a free iPad app that provides […]
Pixlr Express Plus for iPad is a free app that provides intuitive tools for cropping your pictures, fixing the light balance, removing red eyes, and changing the contrast of your pictures. Pixlr Express Plus also provides some Instagram-like filters that you can apply to your images. In the video below the community manager for Pixlr demonstrates […]
Desmos is a free graphing calculator that originally launched a few years ago as a web app before becoming an iPad app (the web app still works too). Recently, the Desmos iOS app was updated with some good features for students. First, Desmos is now properly formatted to work in landscape and portrait mode on […]
WeLearnedIt is the latest offering from Adam Bellow and eduClipper. WeLearnedIt offers many of the great features of eduClipper that you currently enjoy along with additional digital portfolio elements. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and […]
Plickers is a great student response system that is perfect for the one iPad classroom. I’ve featured it on Free Technology for Teachers and used in workshops this summer, but I’ve yet to feature it here. Plickers is a neat student response system that uses a teacher’s iPad, iPhone, or Android device in conjunction with […]
The Pi Dock-iT keyboard and iPad case is one that I’ve seen advertised in quite a few places this summer. I recently received one to evaluate. DockiT provided me with the keyboard and case in exchange for a blog post. That has not influenced my evaluation of it. The Dock-iT Air iPad case and keyboard […]
Fetchnotes is a simple service for creating and organizing notes for yourself. The Fetchnotes iOS app was updated today to make it easy to add reminders to your notes. Fetchnotes lets you set reminders by general time of day like “tomorrow afternoon” instead of a specific time like 10:34am. Of course, if you want to […]
AudioCopy is a free iPad app that makes it easy to record and share audio files. To use AudioCopy simply open the app, tap the red record button, and start talking. You can use the app to trim the end and beginning of your recording and normalize sound fluctuations. Your finished recording can be published […]
Quizzitive is an iPad app that offers four fun word games. The games are intended to help you test and expand your vocabulary. The four games are Speed Drill, Tunnel Vision, Name That Thing, and Hidden Letters. In Speed Drill you are shown a word and have to pick the correct definition from four options. […]
Pixel Press Floors is a promising new iPad app (currently free) that kids can use to turn drawings into pictures. This is the simple explanation of the service. Students draw on specially designed paper (printable) or draw in the app (designs printable). Students then use their iPads to see their drawings become games. Games can […]
Piano Maestro (formerly known as Piano Mania) is a neat iPad app from Joy Tunes. The new Piano Maestro app offers lessons on playing the piano. Students place...
Zap Zap Fractions is a fun and free iPad app designed to help elementary school students learn about fractions. The app contains clear narrated visual lessons...
Curious Ruler is a neat iPad app for measuring objects. The purpose of the app is to provide comparisons between common objects like coins (US, Canadian, and...
One of the great things about the iPad in a classroom is that it enables students to pinch and zoom to see artworks in more detail than they would find in most...