Tag Archives: language arts

Common Core Quest – Quizzes and Video Lessons on ELA & Math Standards

Last week OpenEd.io released an Android app called Common Core Quest. This week they have released the same excellent app on the iOS platform. Common Core Quest is a free iPad and iPhone app. The free app gives students access to hundreds of practice quizzes aligned to Common Core standards in math and language arts. […]

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Quickly Organize Leveled Reading Lists With Book Wizard Mobile

Book Wizard is a Scholastic service that allows you to create and organize book lists according to reading levels and students’ interests. Book Wizard Mobile is a free iPad and iPhone app that you can use to scan a book’s barcode to quickly discover its lexile measurement, grade level equivalent, and guided reading level. Within […]

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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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Comics Head – A Nice iPad App for Creating Comic Strips

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 […]

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Try Creating Comics to Get Students to Share Stories About Themselves

I shared this idea on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today and I’m sharing it here to bring an iPad slant to it. At the beginning of the new school year it can take a while for new students to open up to each other and to you. One way to get them to share stories […]

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Quizzitive – A Fun Set of Word Games for Your iPad

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. […]

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Word Hunter – A Fun iPad Game for Learning New Words

Manulife Word Hunter is a free iPad app designed to help children learn new words. The app features a board game that students move through by rolling dice and correctly spelling new words as they go. Kids can play the game alone or with up to two other players. A student who plays alone will […]

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Alphabet Organizer – Create Alphabet Books on Your iPad

Alphabet Organizer is a free iPad app offered by Read Write Think. The app is designed to help students learn the alphabet and learn new words. Once you have created a profile or selected a profile on Alphabet Organizer you are ready to start building alphabet charts and books. In the first screen you will […]

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Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2

Halftone 2 is a nice iPad app for creating simple comic strips based on your pictures. To get started with Halftone 2 you choose a layout for your comic then import pictures from your iPad’s camera roll. You can add borders and visual effects to each of your imported pictures. After arranging your pictures you […]

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21 Good iPad Apps for Teachers of High School Students to Try This Summer

Each day this week I have shared a selection of apps appropriate for various grade ranges. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. On Tuesday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Wednesday’s list featured apps for grades six through eight. Today’s list is for 9th through 12th grade. If […]

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