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Three iPad Apps Students Can Use to Create Comics

Creating comics can be a good way to get students interested in a creative writing lesson. Earlier this year on Free Technology for Teachers I published a list of five ways to use comics in the classroom. That list is copied below. If you’re looking for some iPad apps that your students can use to […]

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5 Free iPad Apps That Help Students Learn to Spell

I was recently contacted by a teacher who has just received a new iPad to use for the rest of the year before her students receive them in the fall. She was seeking recommendations for free spelling apps. Here are five that I pulled from my archives. Rocket Speller is a fun iPad app designed for […]

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Videoshop – Add Slow Motion and Image Effects to Your Videos

Videoshop is an iPad for creating and editing videos. Through the app you combine video clips and images into one video project. You can import video clips and images from your iPad’s camera roll into your project or you can capture new footage through the app. After adding your video clips and images to your […]

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Phraseology – A Writing App that Offers Text Analysis Tools

Phraseology is an iPad app that doesn’t look like much more than a simple word processing app until you explore all of its handy little features. Phraseology provides a clean interface for creating documents. Once you’ve started creating a document you can take advantage of helpful editing and analysis tools built into the Phraseology app. […]

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Scholastic Reading Timer – More Than Just a Reading Log

Scholastic Reading Timer is a free iPad app for parents and children for tracking time spent reading. The app offers the option for children to log the time they spend reading every day. Alternatively, parents can log the time for their children. The app supports logging the times of multiple students. Beyond the reading time […]

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Create Full Feature Stop-Motion Videos On Your iPad

The National Film Board of Canada recently released a fantastic new iPad app for creating stop-motion videos. NFB StopMo Studio allows you to take a series of pictures and stitch them together to create a stop-motion video. Like similar apps you can adjust the number of images that are displayed per second. Where the app […]

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Try ABCya’s New App for Creating Word Clouds On Your iPad

ABCya’s latest iPad app (currently free) makes it easy to quickly create word clouds on your iPad. To create a word cloud with Word Clouds by ABCya just type or paste text into the text field. After entering your text Word Clouds by ABCya will generate a visual representation of the most common words in […]

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Winning Words Match Games – Fun & Free Vocabulary Games

Winning Words is a series of free iPad apps that feature matching / “memory” style vocabulary games. There are six apps in the series. Each app is played in the same manner of flipping a card and trying to find a match for it. The six apps are synonym match, antonym match, homophone match, compound […]

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Literacy Leveler – Quickly Determine a Book’s Reading Level

Literacy Leveler is a an iOS app (iPhone and iPad versions available) that allows you scan a book’s ISBN barcode and discover the reading level of the content of that book. Literacy Leveler supports Lexile®, DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment®), and Guided Reading leveling systems. If you don’t have a book’s ISBN barcode available, you can […]

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Amazing App Stories – A Collaborative Writing App for iPads

Amazing App Stories is a free iPad app that anyone can use to contribute to on-going fiction stories. The concept of Amazing App Stories is to provide a community space for collaborative fiction writing. When you open the app you can choose a story genre, read a short story that has already been started, and […]

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