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Professor Garfield Teaches Students to Recognize Facts and Opinions

Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion is a free iPad app designed to help students learn to recognize the difference between facts and opinions. The app features a comic book story in which students will read examples of facts and opinions accompanied by explanations of what makes them facts or opinions. After reading the comic students […]

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Three iPad Apps Students Can Use to Create Comics

Creating comics can be a good way to get students interested in a creative writing lesson. Earlier this year on Free Technology for Teachers I published a list of five ways to use comics in the classroom. That list is copied below. If you’re looking for some iPad apps that your students can use to […]

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Team Shake – A Random Name and Team Selection App

Team Shake is an iPad app for randomly selecting names to create teams or to select an individual name. On Team Shake you can create rosters by manually entering names or by importing a list of names. When you are ready to choose teams just select the number of teams that you want created, shake […]

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5 Good iPad Apps for Teachers and Students of U.S. History

As someone who used to teach U.S. History I still get excited when I see iPad apps made specifically for the purpose of helping students understand significant events in U.S. History. The following apps are iPad apps that I’ve enjoyed using over the last year. KIDS DISCOVER currently offers fourteen iPad apps for students. The […]

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Videoshop – Add Slow Motion and Image Effects to Your Videos

Videoshop is an iPad for creating and editing videos. Through the app you combine video clips and images into one video project. You can import video clips and images from your iPad’s camera roll into your project or you can capture new footage through the app. After adding your video clips and images to your […]

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Too Noisy Helps Students Learn About Conversational Voices

Disclosure: the developers of this app are currently advertising on iPadApps4School.com. That said, I would have written about the app even if they were not advertisers. Too Noisy is an iPad app (free and pro versions available) designed to help students learn to recognize the appropriate volume for conversations. The app measures the volume of […]

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A Video Guide to Using the Google Drive iPad App

Last Friday I was asked if I could share instructions for teachers and students using the latest version of the Google Drive for iPad app. I’m in the process of organizing all of my screenshots into a PDF. In the meantime, I have the following video overview of how to use the basic features of […]

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Phraseology – A Writing App that Offers Text Analysis Tools

Phraseology is an iPad app that doesn’t look like much more than a simple word processing app until you explore all of its handy little features. Phraseology provides a clean interface for creating documents. Once you’ve started creating a document you can take advantage of helpful editing and analysis tools built into the Phraseology app. […]

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LEGO Movie Maker – Make More Than Just LEGO Movies

LEGO Movie Maker is a free iPad app for creating stop-motion movies featuring LEGO models. You have to provide your own LEGOs in order to create a LEGO movie. To create your movie with LEGO Movie Maker you build your LEGO scenes then use the free iPad app to take pictures of each scene. After […]

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Street Food Carts Teaches Kids Small Business Lessons

Street Food Carts is a free iPad app in which students run their own street food cart businesses. In the game students choose the location for their food carts and the type of foods and beverages to offer for sale. To run a successful business students have to account for things like weather and location. […]

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