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Explain 3D for iPad – Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems

A few years ago Explain 3D launched as a website to showcase 3D animations of simple machines. Later the site expanded to include 3D animations of elements of the universe. This week Explain 3D launched a new iPad app for the same purpose as the website. Explain 3D’s iPad app includes the same animations that […]

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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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Create Interesting Infographics and Slides With Canva for iPad

Cross-post from my other blog, FreeTech4Teachers.com Canva is a great service for creating infographics, slides, and photo collages. The service launched last fall and has steadily grown since then. The latest update to Canva was the launch of their free iPad app. The Canva iPad app allows you to create infographics, slides, and photo collages […]

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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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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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To Be Free – A Smithsonian App About the Emancipation Proclamation

The Smithsonian offers many excellent educational iPad apps. To Be Free is one of the free Smithsonian iPad apps that I recently downloaded. To Be Free features the stories of former slaves and others affected by the Emancipation Proclamation. You can scroll through slideshows and read personal accounts from people of all ages, status, and […]

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Try Getty Images Stream to Spark Students’ Interest in Current Events

Over the years I frequently used resources like the BBC’s Week In Pictures and Ten by Ten to give students visual prompts about current events. I found that the pictures often sparked more questions from students than just giving them a news article to read. The Getty Images Stream iPad app could be used for […]

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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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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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Quickly Turn Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes

Post-it Plus is a new iPad app from the makers of the original Post-it Notes. With this free app installed on your iPad you can snap a picture of a collection of physical sticky notes and have them quickly digitized. Once your notes are digitized you can re-arrange them, share them with collaborators, or send […]

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