Tag Archives: ipad apps

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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Piano Maestro – A Fun Way to Learn to Read and Play Sheet Music

Piano Maestro (formerly known as Piano Mania) is a neat iPad app from Joy Tunes. The new Piano Maestro app offers lessons on playing the piano. Students place their iPads on their pianos or electronic keyboards to view the lesson as they play along. The app offers challenges of varying difficulty from simple one-hand lessons […]

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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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My Story – Create Multimedia Books on Your iPad

My Story is a nice iPad app for creating multimedia story books on your iPad. There are other apps that offer the same functions as My Story, but the appeal of My Story is that kids don’t have to create accounts and multiple students can use the same installation of the app. To create a […]

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