Tag Archives: ipad apps

News-O-Matic – Daily News for Kids in English and Spanish

News-O-Matic is a service that offers daily news stories for elementary school students. Along with the news stories News-O-Matic provides videos, games, and quizzes to help students learn about the world. The latest update to the News-O-Matic iPad app introduced an option to quickly switch between an English and a Spanish version of the app. […]

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Explain 3D for iPad – Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems

A few years ago Explain 3D launched as a website to showcase 3D animations of simple machines. Later the site expanded to include 3D animations of elements of the universe. This week Explain 3D launched a new iPad app for the same purpose as the website. Explain 3D’s iPad app includes the same animations that […]

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New Collaborative Portfolios Added to WeLearnedIt

Back in August Adam Bellow launched a new iPad app called WeLearnedIt. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios. This week a collaborative portfolio creation option was added to WeLearnedIt. WeLearnedIt portfolios can contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your […]

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Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers

Last week at the ACTEM conference I showed some folks possible uses for the Morfo 3D Faces app and the Aurasma iPad app. Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app that you can use to create a talking picture of person’s face. You can take a picture of a person or you can take a […]

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Design Your Own Practice Missions on Math Blast

Math Blast (not to be confused with Math Blaster) is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to practice basic mathematics skills. Students answer math problems in order to navigate their rocket ships and earn points. As students earn more points, their rockets gain power to move through the game scenes more quickly. […]

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Teach Your Monster to Read On Your iPad

Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun game designed to help students improve the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and words. Teach Your Monster to Read originally launched as a free web service (it is still available online). Recently, I learned from David Kapuler that Teach Your Monster to Read […]

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iOS 8 Tips and Tricks for Teachers and Students

Have you recently updated your iPad to iOS 8? Have your students’ iPads been updated to iOS 8? If so, Tony Vincent has a great overview of some of the “hidden” features of the iOS 8 that teachers and students will find to be helpful to them. Tony’s video is embedded below. You can read the […]

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MyMind – Take Notes While Viewing Websites on Your iPad

MyMind is a good iPad app for creating and organizing text, audio, and visual notes. MyMind allows you to type notes or write them free-hand. To each note you can add pictures, audio files, and video files. Your audio files can be recorded within the app. All notes are organized into notebooks that your create […]

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Gooru for iPad Updated to Include Progress Reports

As I wrote on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today, Gooru has dropped the beta label and added new features. Included in that list of new features is an update to the free Gooru iPad app. Now teachers using Gooru to create and share collections of educational materials can also use the iPad app to […]

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Five iPad Apps for Learning to Create Music

Last week’s post about Piano Maestro prompted a couple of people to write to me with questions about other apps for helping students learn to play music. Here are some iPad apps for that purpose. Chromatik is an iPad app that makes it fun to learn and practice new music. Chromatik offers recordings of popular songs […]

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