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Students Can Build Digital Portfolios with Seesaw for iPad

Cross-posted from my other blog, FreeTech4Teachers.com From the developers of the popular iPad app Shadow Puppet Edu comes a nice new app called Seesaw. Seesaw is a free iPad app through which students can create a portfolio to document the things they have learned. Students can add artifacts to their portfolios by taking pictures of […]

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Rugged Rovers – Design and Test Space Rovers

Rugged Rovers is a free iPad app in which students can create simple designs for space rovers. Students draw a design for their rovers then add up eight wheels to it before taking it for a virtual test drive. Students test their rover designs by driving them across a Mars spacescape. To help their rovers […]

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Try RefME’s iPad App for Quickly Organizing Reference Lists

RefME is a service designed to help students create citations and organize bibliographies. The free RefME iPad app enables students to scan the barcode on a book, periodical, CD cases, and many other media cases to have a citation formatted for that item. RefME provides more than 6,500 citation and bibliography formats for students to […]

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A Handful of Apps to Add to Your New iPad (even if you don’t take it to school)

Every year at this time I publish a short list of the apps that I recommend installing if you received a new iPad during this holiday season. Even if you don’t take your new iPad to school, these apps are helpful. I have terrible typing technique and I like to sketch ideas before writing about […]

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Storehouse Is a Good App for Creating Personal Year-in-Review Stories

This is the time of year that many of us take a look back at the year. I did that this afternoon by creating a Storehouse story about my year. Storehouse is a free iPad app for telling stories through images, videos, and text. Each story has a vertical layout reminiscent of a wide screen […]

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TinyTap Gets a Facelift – Create Your Own iPad Games for Older Students

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. TinyTap has always been targeted toward the K-3 crowd, but it can certainly be used with older students too. To reflect that TinyTap has uses in older […]

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Read Your Own PDFs and EPUBs in Google Play Books for iPad

For the last 18 months Google has allowed you to upload your own PDFs and EPUB files to your personal Google Books account. Unfortunately, you could only access those uploaded files through a web browser or on the Google Books Android app. That has changed with the latest update to Google Play Books for iPad. […]

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Skaffl – An iPad App for Distributing, Collecting, and Grading Assignments

Skaffl is a free iPad app designed to help you distribute, collect, and grade assignments. In the app you can create classrooms that your students join through a class code. Once your classroom is created you can distribute assignments and hand-outs to your students. Assignments can be created in the app or you can attach […]

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5 Free iPad Apps for Sketching Notes

Sketching notes or sketchnoting appears to be becoming a popular way of taking notes and organizing ideas. I’ve done that on paper for years and you may have too. Sketchnoting allows me to create outlines in any format that I like, quickly connect ideas through arrows and lines, and illustrate ideas when words aren’t enough. […]

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Create Cartoon Turkeys on Your iPad

Here’s a simple app for a last-minute Thanksgiving activity with elementary school students. Hand Turkey is a free iPad app that brings the classic elementary school art activity of drawing hand turkeys to the iPad. Students can use the Hand Turkey app to decorate turkeys, name their turkeys, and play a simple turkey game. The […]

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