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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Comics Head is a nice app for creating comic strips on your iPad. The app makes it easy to create comics even if, like me, you don’t have any drawing skills. To create comics on Comics Head you simply choose a template then add a background, characters, and speech bubbles from the art galleries. You […]
I don’t know any teacher that doesn’t want to reduce the number of papers he or she has to collect and organize. These two apps will help you do just that. Three Ring is a free service for digitizing and organizing your students’ physical work. With the free app installed on your iPad or iPhone […]
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 […]
Quizzitive is an iPad app that offers four fun word games. The games are intended to help you test and expand your vocabulary. The four games are Speed Drill, Tunnel Vision, Name That Thing, and Hidden Letters. In Speed Drill you are shown a word and have to pick the correct definition from four options. […]
30hands is a popular iPad app that makes it very easy to create a narrated slideshow. Recently, 30hands introduced 30hands Pro. The pro version allows for integration of Google Drive and Dropbox for storing and sharing projects. The pro version also offers the option to insert video clips into your slides. Final projects in 30hands […]
Fotopedia National Parks app contains stunning imagery of U.S. National Parks. Beyond the imagery the app offers photo-stories based on the imagery of the national parks in the app. And just like on the Fotopedia website each image is linked to a related Wikipedia entry. Fotopedia offers ten other iPad apps including an app featuring UNESCO […]
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...
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...
Curious Ruler is a neat iPad app for measuring objects. The purpose of the app is to provide comparisons between common objects like coins (US, Canadian, and...
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...