Pixlr is a company that offers a great collection of image editing tools for iOS, Android, and Chrome. I’ve been using Pixlr on my Android phone for the last 18 months. Recently, I installed Pixlr Express Plus on my iPad. Pixlr Express Plus for iPad is a free app that provides intuitive tools for cropping [...]
VerbBusters is a straight-forward iPad app for learning and practicing recognizing English irregular verbs. VerbBusters supports learners whose native languages are French, Spanish, German, Portugese, and Italian. The app can also be used by native English speakers to practice recognizing past and present tenses of verbs. VerbBusters has two modes; a practice mode and a [...]
A few years ago I gave one of my U.S. History classes an assignment to create a short videos to recruit people to join Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery. The assignment was designed to get students thinking about what it might have been like to plan for and go on that expedition. I pretty [...]
Vocab Junkie is an iPad app from Brainscape. I learned about Brainscape early this week on Larry Ferlazzo’s excellent blog. Vocab Junkie features more than 800 vocabulary flashcards. Like any flashcard application the cards present one word at a time. To get the definition tap the card to read it. After reading the definition and [...]
MasteryConnect has offered a free iPad app that allows you to quickly look up the Common Core standards for the grade levels and content areas that you teach. Today, the app was updated to reflect new labels, a glossary, and standards for practice. To find the standards simply select math or language arts, choose your [...]
This morning I stopped by my friend Mike Morrell’s 9th grade science class. It was water rocket launch day so I knew it would be a fun day. Mike’s students have been working on rocket designs and building their rockets for a while. The water rockets are the first phase of the unit. Full model [...]
Audubon Owls is an iPhone app (it will work on iPads too but it’s not optimized for them) that is small, multimedia encyclopedia of North American owls. Through the app you can learn about nineteen types of owls. The app provides maps of the range of each owl. To help you identify owls that you [...]
One of my favorite geography apps for elementary and middle school students is Geography Drive. Unfortunately, the app normally costs $3.99 which puts it out of reach for a lot schools that would like to purchase it for every student. Right now the developer is having an end-of-school sale. During this sale the price of [...]
Kodable is an iPad app that introduces children to logic and programming through a simple visual interface. The app present students with a series of mazes through which they have to guide the “Fuzz” character. To guide Fuzz through the mazes students have to drag and drop boxes into place. On the beginning levels students [...]
Story Wheel is an app for the iPad and iPhone that is designed to promote audio storytelling. Spin the Story Wheel on your device and when it lands on an image, dictate a short story based on that image. When you are finished recording, you can play your story back with animations generated by Story [...]
Pixlr is a company that offers a great collection of image editing tools for iOS, Android, and Chrome. I’ve been using Pixlr on my Android phone for the...
Ocean Science is a free iPad app that at least six people have recommended to me over the last few weeks. The app is essentially a seven chapter, multimedia...