Tag Archives: free apps

Teach Your Monster Read for iOS – Free Through the Weekend

Teach Your Monster to Read is a great game environment in which students can develop the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and words. For the rest of this week and through the weekend (March 21-26, 2017), the app is completely free. The Teach Your Monster to Read environment contains eight levels (or […]

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My Favorite Video Creation iPad Apps for Elementary School

When it comes to creating videos in elementary school there are some qualities needed in an iPad app that aren’t needed in apps for older students. For example, it’s helpful to not require that students register to use the app. It’s also nice if the app has a child-friendly interface. The following three apps have […]

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Draw and Tell – Create Animated Stories

Draw and Tell is a free iPad app that elementary school students can use to create simple animated stories. At its most basic level Draw and Tell provides blank canvases on which students can draw pictures and or write notes. The app provides students with a variety of canvases including a blank screen, lined screens, […]

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Inspire Creative Writing With the Scribeasy App

One of the challenges of teaching creative writing can be just getting students to start a story. That’s when apps like Scribeasy can be quite helpful as they provide students with visual prompts that can inspire the start of a story. Scribeasy is a free iPad app that offers a fun environment in which students […]

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Seesaw TV for Apple TV – A Good Way to Showcase Students’ Work

Over the last two school years Seesaw has quickly become a favorite tool for creating digital portfolios. Some of the great features in Seesaw include letting students join your classroom account by simply scanning a QR code, letting students add voice notes to artifacts in their portfolios, and enabling students to share portfolio artifacts directly […]

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PBS Students – Discover Educational Resources on Your iPad

Parts of this post originally appeared on my other blog, FreeTech4Teachers.com. PBS Students is a new iPad app designed to showcase some of the best educational content for students. Through the app students and teachers can search for educational videos, articles, and diagrams. Some of the the video content can be downloaded directly to an […]

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A Helpful New Feature Coming to the Google Drive iPad App

In a week full of Google Apps updates, here comes another one. According to the Google Apps update blog, over the next week the Google Drive iOS app will add the option to select multiple files for offline use. Enhanced file organization functions will be added to the app too. This might not seem like a […]

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Classify It! – A Fun App for Learning to Classify Plants and Animals

Classify It! is a free iPad app designed to help elementary school and middle school students learn to classify plants and animals. In the app students are given a question and shown a selection of plants and animals. Respond to the question students have to correctly identify the plants and animals that answer the question. For […]

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Try Classkick for Distributing Assignments & Feedback Through Your iPad

Parts of this post originally appeared on my other blog, FreeTech4Teachers.com Classkick is a free service for creating, distributing, and assessing students’ work through iPads. Through Classkick you can create an online classroom through which you distribute assignments to students. Students join your class by entering your class code into the Classkick app on their […]

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Firo – An Excellent App for Creating Music Tracks

Firo is an app, currently free, for creating music on your iPad. I’ve tried a lot of music creation apps over the years, Firo is as good or better than all of them. Firo is intended to be a full-fledged music creation tool. It doesn’t contain tutorials or lessons on making music, that is up […]

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