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Scratch Jr is Now Available as an iPad app

Scratch Jr, the popular programming environment for kids, is now available as an iPad app. Scratch Jr for iPad uses the same drag and drop programming principles used in Scratch. On Scratch Jr students can program multimedia stories and games. To program a story or game on Scratch Jr students select background settings for each […]

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Disneynature Explore – An Augmented Reality App for Learning About Nature

Disneynature Explore is a free iPad app designed to help children learn about bear, butterflies, lions, chimpanzees, and sea turtles. The activities for learning about each animal include augmented reality components. Students can use their iPads to take pictures to put animals into settings that they photograph. The app encourages students to go on nature […]

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My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works

My Incredible Body is an iPad app (currently free) designed to help students learn how the human body works. The app features eight sections. Those sections are circulation, muscles, senses (vision, smell, hearing, touch), kidneys & urine, skeleton, respiration, digestion, and brain & nerves. Each section of the app contains short animated videos that explain […]

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Notezilla – Sheet Music Synchronized to Beautiful Recordings

Notezilla┬áis a neat iPad app that features sheet music synchronized to recordings. As you listen the recording the sheet music scrolls along. You can choose to see a red line moving to indicate the notes being played or choose to not see the red line at all. You can select sections of a recording to […]

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5 Nice iPad Apps for Visual Storytelling

One of my favorite ways to help students start a story is by having them use visuals around which they create a story. Here are five iPad apps that students can use to do that. Tell About This┬áis a fantastic iPad app (free and paid versions available) through which students can quickly create short digital […]

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ChemCrafter – Virtual Chemistry Experiments On Your iPad

ChemCrafter is a free iPad app that students can use to create a virtual chemistry lab to conduct virtual experiments. ChemCrafter is designed as a series of three interactive books. Each book contains a series of lab tutorials for conducting experiments. As students work through the experiments they earn virtual coins which can be redeemed […]

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Helpful Options Added to Storehouse – A Free iPad App for Visual Storytelling

Storehouse is a neat iPad app that I initially reviewed a couple of months ago. It is an app for telling stories through collages of your pictures and video clips. The basic idea behind Storehouse is to create stories by combining images, text, and video clips on a blank canvas. The latest update to Storehouse […]

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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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DIY Sun Science Features Hands-on Science Lessons

DIY Sun Science is a free iPad app from The Lawrence Hall of Science. The app features directions for hands-on lessons about the sun. The lessons are a mix of activities that students can do on their own and activities that they should do with adult supervision. All of the activities use common household goods. […]

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Try ABCya’s New App for Creating Word Clouds On Your iPad

ABCya’s latest iPad app (currently free) makes it easy to quickly create word clouds on your iPad. To create a word cloud with Word Clouds by ABCya just type or paste text into the text field. After entering your text Word Clouds by ABCya will generate a visual representation of the most common words in […]

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