Learn the States With Flat Stanley is an iPad app that uses the familiar Flat Stanley character to help students learn the geography of the United States. Students practice identifying the fifty states by virtually slingshotting Flat Stanley to the name of the state appearing on their screens. When Flat Stanley lands on the correct […]
Wikihood for iPad is a free app that combines maps and Wikipedia entries. With the app installed and location services enabled Wikihood will determine your location then show you Wikipedia entries about places, people, and events near you. If you choose not to enable location services, you can just search the Wikihood map to learn […]
Next week is Geography Awareness Week. National Geographic offers the GeoBee Challenge app for students to play to sharpen their knowledge of geography. The app is challenging. Here are five other iPad apps that your students can use to learn and test their knowledge of geography. Tiny Countries for iPad (currently priced at $0.99) is […]
KIDS DISCOVER currently offers fourteen iPad apps for students. The latest KIDS DISCOVER app is about the U.S. Civil War. The content of the app is far superior to the Civil War section of any middle school or elementary school social studies textbooks that I’ve seen. In the app students can read text, listen to […]
The Wider Image is a beautiful free iPad app from Reuters. The app features slideshows of news stories and cultural events around the world. Open the app and browse through the thumbnails until you find a story that grabs your attention. Then click through to view a slideshow with accompanying text about the story. You […]
TimeMaps recently released a new iPad app all about the Black Death. The Black Death for iPad is a simple app that provides a timeline and map of important places and events contributing to the pandemic. Students can tap the placemarks on the app’s map to read about the significance of each place and event. […]
Sphere (formerly known as TourWrist) is a free app designed to help you explore the world through your iPad. With Sphere installed on your iPad, you can experience immersive 360 degree panoramic imagery. Open the app, pick a location and zoom to it to view the panoramas. Move your iPad to explore the panoramas. Sphere […]
As the new school year starts many teachers and their students will have iPads at their disposal for the first time. If you’re one of those teachers getting iPads in your classroom for the first time, you’re probably on the hunt for apps for your students. The short document embedded below provides a sample of […]
The New York Public Library’s Biblion: World’s Fair app puts the wonder of the 1939-1940 World’s Fair on your iPad. Through the app you can view images, videos, and documents all about the World’s Fair. All of the media in the app is arranged into thematic stories. These stories showcase the innovations that were on […]
StrataLogica is a free iPad app that social studies teachers will love. The app provides a satellite view and a map view of a 3D globe. Students can manipulate the globe to zoom-in, zoom-out, and spin the world. Those are all things that can be done with Google Earth for iPad too. It’s after that […]
Learn the States With Flat Stanley is an iPad app that uses the familiar Flat Stanley character to help students learn the geography of the United States....
Rocket Science 101 is a free iPad app offered by NASA. The app is designed to help students understand how rockets work and understand the differences between...