Tag Archives: free apps

Zap Zap Fractions – Tutorials and Games About Fractions

Zap Zap Fractions is a fun and free iPad app designed to help elementary school students learn about fractions. The app contains clear narrated visual lessons about the basics of fractions. After completing the lessons students can test their skills in recognizing fractions by playing the Zap Zap games. The games present students with a […]

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5 iPad Apps for Learning About Art and Art History

One of the great things about the iPad in a classroom is that it enables students to pinch and zoom to see artworks in more detail than they would find in most text books. The following five apps allow students to do that and more. The Life of Art is a free iPad app that provides […]

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NGAkids Art Zone – A Fun App for Exploring and Creating Art

NGAkids Art Zone is a free iPad app from the National Gallery of Art. The app is designed to help elementary school and middle school students explore art through eight interactive activities. After students open the app they can scroll through a gallery of paintings and drawings. Double-tapping on a drawing or painting will open […]

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Turn a Photo Into Art With Pixlr Express for iPad

Pixlr Express Plus for iPad is a free app that provides intuitive tools for cropping your pictures, fixing the light balance, removing red eyes, and changing the contrast of your pictures. Pixlr Express Plus also provides some Instagram-like filters that you can apply to your images. In the video below the community manager for Pixlr demonstrates […]

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An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad – Desmos

Desmos is a free graphing calculator that originally launched a few years ago as a web app before becoming an iPad app (the web app still works too). Recently, the Desmos iOS app was updated with some good features for students. First, Desmos is now properly formatted to work in landscape and portrait mode on […]

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Plickers – A Great Feedback Tool for the One iPad Classroom

Plickers is a great student response system that is perfect for the one iPad classroom. I’ve featured it on Free Technology for Teachers and used in workshops this summer, but I’ve yet to feature it here. Plickers is a neat student response system that uses a teacher’s iPad, iPhone, or Android device in conjunction with […]

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Try Creating Comics to Get Students to Share Stories About Themselves

I shared this idea on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today and I’m sharing it here to bring an iPad slant to it. At the beginning of the new school year it can take a while for new students to open up to each other and to you. One way to get them to share stories […]

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AudioCopy – A Simple App for Creating and Sharing Audio Recordings

AudioCopy is a free iPad app that makes it easy to record and share audio files. To use AudioCopy simply open the app, tap the red record button, and start talking. You can use the app to trim the end and beginning of your recording and normalize sound fluctuations. Your finished recording can be published […]

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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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