Tag Archives: free apps

TinyTap Introduces Insights to Track Your Students’ Progress on the Games You Make

TinyTap is a great iPad app for developing your own educational games. I’ve been a big supporter of the app since it launched a couple of years ago. This week TinyTap introduced a new feature called Insights through which you can track your students’ use of your games. TinyTap Insights enables you create student groups, distribute […]

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DIY Lake Science – Simulations and Activities for Learning About Lakes

DIY Lake Science is a relatively new iPad app from the Lawrence Hall of Science. The free iPad app is designed to help students learn about lake ecosystems. In the app students will find a small simulation of a lake ecosystem. Students can change the depth of the lake, the temperature, and the general climate […]

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Little Story Creator – A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories

Little Story Creator (not to be confused with the similar sounding Little Story Maker) is a free iPad app that students can use to create multimedia stories on their iPads. The app was designed with students in mind and is therefore rather easy to use. On the app students can create multiple page stories. On […]

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Talkboard – Sketch and Talk With Others in Realtime

Talkboard is a free iPad app from Citrix. Talkboard enables you to sketch on whiteboard while talking to collaborators at the same time. You can invite people to your talk board by sending them an email from the app, by Airdrop, or by posting a link for them them to click on their iPads. Within […]

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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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Math Vocabulary Cards – A Math Review App in English and Spanish

Math Vocabulary Cards is a free iPad app designed for elementary school students. The app offers exactly what its name implies, a series of flashcards of mathematics vocabulary terms. Each card contains a term, a diagram, and a definition. By default the term is hidden and students have to guess the term based on the […]

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JFK Challenge Teaches Students About the Space Race and Peace Corps

JFK Challenge is a new iPad app designed to help elementary and middle school students learn about the Apollo missions and the Peace Corps. The free app features a series of games for learning about each program. I played the first couple of games about the Peace Corps and the first couple of games about […]

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Paper – A Sketching App Now Free for Everyone

Paper is an iPad app for sketching and creating free-hand outlines. I’ve seen a lot of people use it over the last year, but I couldn’t get myself to pay for it when there were other good sketching apps available for free. Last night I received an email from Paper’s marketing department in which they […]

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