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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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PopBoardz – Organize and Present Collections of Images, Notes, and Links

PopBoardz is a free iPad app for organizing collections of images, videos, links, and notes. If you went by just that description you would think that PopBoardz is another Pinterest clone, but it’s not. Unlike Pinterest, PopBoardz is designed for organizing resources for yourself rather than publishing collections to the web. When you do want […]

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The eduClipper App Works on Apple Watches

Disclosure: I have a very small advisory and equity interest in eduClipper. The Apple Watch was officially released today. I don’t expect that a whole lot of teachers and or students will be sporting these soon. That said, I’m sure there are a few early adopters who are looking for an educational app for their […]

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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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Adobe Slate – Yet Another Way to Create a Photo Story

For the last week I’ve seen lots of people Tweeting and blogging about Abode’s new iPad app for visual storytelling. The free iPad app is called Adobe Slate. I finally gave it a try this morning. Adobe Slate is designed to help you create a visual story from the pictures on your iPad, from the […]

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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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Ripped Apart – An iPad App About the Civil War

Ripped Apart is a free iPad app from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The app is a game in which students play the role of a Smithsonian intern tasked with examining documents and photographs in order to determine where they came from and what they say about the Civil War. Through the game […]

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